Stay informed with our topical articles, all written by our equine vets.

Pemphigus foliaceous

There are many different causes of skin disease in horses and ponies, with the most common being associated with parasites and insects. However, occasionally immune mediated skin conditions can occur spontaneously or as a reaction to a drug or stressful situation. Below is a picture of a horse presented to us for excess scabs which […]

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Sun Burn

Summer time is hopefully a period that we are blessed with good weather and sunshine and while this is inevitably good for the soul, the sunshine and resulting UV, sadly can have negative implications for our equine patients namely in the form of sunburn and photosensitization.  The first, simple sunburn, occurs when light- coloured skin, […]

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Blood sampling

Did you know taking a blood sample from your horse can not only aid in the diagnosis of disease but can be performed for many other reasons? Once collected, samples are analysed either in our clinic or sent to a veterinary laboratory externally. Some tests are quick to run, while others can take several days […]

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Causes of ‘itchiness’ in the horse

Itching or ‘pruritus,’ as it is known in veterinary terms, is an unpleasant sensation that triggers a desire to scratch. Horses are often seen to bite, rub or chew their skin which can be very distressing for horses and owners alike. Not only can horses inflict a significant amount of self-trauma but fencing, field shelters […]

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Good Dental News

We have some Good Dental News for you all!! But first we would like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank-you for your patience and co-operation during this time where our services have been limited due to Coronavirus restrictions.  We are now, under our governing body guidelines, able to perform routine dentistry providing social distancing […]

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Equine Asthma

Equine asthma (formerly known as COPD/RAO) occurs when inhaled allergens initiate a cycle of bronchospasm (airway constriction) and airway inflammation (increased inflammatory cells and mucous). Two forms commonly occur- summer asthma secondary to pollen and the more ‘renowned’ form triggered by dust which can occur throughout the year. Horses typically present with an increased breathing […]

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