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Grass Sickness still a major threat!
Feb28

Grass Sickness still a major threat!

By Dr Jo Ireland BVMS PhD, Cert AVP(EM), MRCVS. Equine Grass Sickness Research Co-ordinator at the Animal Health Trust. Equine grass sickness (EGS) is a debilitating disease affecting grazing horses, ponies and donkeys, with a mortality rate in excess of 85%. Since EGS was first recognised in Broughty Ferry during the early 1900s, Britain continues to have the highest incidence worldwide and Scotland remains most severely affected....

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Ammonia & Respiratory Health
Feb23

Ammonia & Respiratory Health

 http://mensclub24.ru/ Ammonia is a colourless gas with a characteristic pungent smell. Horses excrete urea in both urine and faeces and this is rapidly converted to ammonia. Ammonia molecules tend to be deposited in the upper and proximal lower airways where they primarily cause musical irritation, inflammation and dysfunction, promote mucus secretion and airway narrowing and disrupt defences against other inhaled particles. Like...

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What is an MRI?
Feb06

What is an MRI?

If your horse has to go to the vets it may have one of a number of types of scan: ultrasound scan, bone scan, CT scan, and MRI scan are the most common. Each type of scan allows the vet to create an image of part of the body, and so see inside the region where they are trying to diagnose a problem. The different types of scan use different physical properties of the body to form the image, and so show different things. An MRI scan...

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Fighting sycamore seeds
Feb05

Fighting sycamore seeds

RPK Tramplin By Wendy Newing To our usual fears regarding the poisoning of our horses by oak leaves and acorns this autumn we were faced by a new terror, sycamore poisoning. Also known as atypical myopathy it is a life threatening illness affecting more and more grazing horses, mainly in the autumn and spring. It is a muscle disease with high rates of mortality and veterinary surgeons believe it is caused by hypoglycin A, which is a...

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Castration Complications
Feb04

Castration Complications

Castration is the most common surgical procedure performed by equine vets. Although the surgery is technically easy to perform, the complication rate associated with it is relatively high with 20–38% of horses experiencing complications. Whilst pre-operative identification of risk factors can help eliminate some, even with appropriate evaluation and proper surgical technique, complications still occur. Therefore, prompt recognition...

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Dental care of the older horse
Feb01

Dental care of the older horse

http://infolio-rg.ru BY Karl Holliman BVM&S CertEP BAEDT MRCVS, Cliffe Veterinary Group Dentistry is an essential and important part of the health care of your horse. This is especially true for the more veteran equine. Your horse’s teeth should be examined at least once a year. In some individuals, particularly for those with dental abnormalities, dental work may be required more frequently.As qualified veterinary surgeons we...

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