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Regenerative therapy

Lameness is a pain-avoidance strategy adopted by horses, and is a common cause of poor athletic performance and compromised welfare.  Whatever the precise cause of pain (e.g. osteoarthritis,  tendon injury), that pain is caused by inflammation.  Inflammation is the cascade of chemical and cellular events that occurs following any type of tissue damage. By causing pain it alerts […]

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Infundibular Caries

Infundibular Caries is the name given to a condition affecting the upper molars of some horses. Horses have many adaptations in their teeth designed to help with the rough nature of their diet. One of these adaptations is the ‘infundibulum’. This is simply an extra area of enamel, one of the hardest compounds found in […]

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Winter Conditions

Colic Colic is a collection of clinical signs shown by a horse that indicate abdominal discomfort. Changes in management, especially if not made gradually, can precipitate episodes of colic. At this time of year, horses undergo a significant management change, coming in from pasture to spend prolonged periods of time in their stable. Therefore, we […]

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Microchipping Rules Oct 2020

Are you organised following the new microchipping rules that came in on 1st October 2020? Now all horses, irrespective of age should be microchipped and registered with the government central equine database. You can check if your horse is registered at and follow our flowchart to check that you have satisfied the new guidelines. […]

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is an advanced imaging tool that is widely used in the veterinary and human healthcare fields. MRI has been developed for use on our equine patients and has been found to be invaluable in helping us to attain specific, accurate diagnoses for our patients. Did you know? Using MRI early on in […]

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Liver Case Study

The liver has multiple responsibilities including nutrient and toxin absorption. It has a large ability to cope with insults however, clinical signs will become apparent when 60% of the liver is damaged.  Signs can include jaundice (a yellowing of the gums or white of eyes), weight loss and in severe cases neurological signs such as […]

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