Eye infections and injuries should always be regarded as emergencies and treated accordingly. These problems can swiftly worsen and even cause blindness, warns Dr Mac.
Many riders have been inspired to try the musical kur after watching the recent Olympics, says Dr Mac.
More correctly known as cutaneous habronemiasis or Draschia infestation, these lesions are most common in tropical or temperate climates, warns Kim Dyson.
When a visiting mare is introduced to your stud, it could bring in fatal diseases. Don’t take a chance – ensure that the horse is thoroughly examined beforehand, says Dr...
The stifle joint is the key to weight bearing and movement of the hind leg, and damage can be difficult to diagnose. Severe stifle injuries need urgent veterinary attention, explains...
Laminitis and insulin resistance usually go hand in hand, and are two conditions that strike fear into any horse owner, says Kim Dyson.
It doesn’t take long for a newcomer to become an accepted member of the herd. Kim Dyson discusses ways of easing the process.
A horse’s fetlock acts as a shock absorber during movement. Over the years, small injuries can lead to more serious problems in this joint, cautions Dr Mac.
Although swelling in a horse’s hock area does not necessarily lead to pain or lameness, it is best to let a vet examine the joint as soon as possible, says...
Washing pale horses can be a thankless task, as they like rolling in mud soon afterwards, says Dr Mac.
At some point, we all need a dentist. Horses are no different, and a check-up every six months is essential, says Kim Dyson.
Breed societies remain unhappy with the testing requirements for contagious equine metritis (CEM), despite these having been relaxed somewhat, says Dr Mac.