Rehabilitation for continuing soundness

Rehabilitation for continuing soundness

SARAH RIDD, based at Weymarsh Stud, near Guildford, has over her 20 years-plus career as a professional rider and trainer, studied how horses can not only be rehabilitated successfully after injury but also how that return to soundness can be maintained. She acts as a...

Managing wounds — Can we do better?

In this article republished from Equine Health magazine, equine surgery specialist Patrick J Pollock, BVMS, CertES (Soft Tissue), FHEA, Dip ECVS, MRCVS, explains the different stages in wound healing, why equine wounds sometimes don’t heal, why moist wound...

Reading and interpreting equine blood analyses

REBECCA WATSON, MSc RVN, in an article republished from Equine Health magazine, provides an insight into the various blood analyses that your vet may from time to time have performed for horses in your care. Establishing the most reliable result It is important to...
Mixed messages

Mixed messages

With kind permission of Equine Health magazine, Out and About Dressage is republishing this article which is relevant to any rider, trainer or horse carer and deals with constructive communication and equine-centred handling. Ben Hart, Behaviourist at the Donkey...

Health and fitness: Box rest — a tough time but worth it

A PERIOD of box rest can be a trying time for owner and horse alike, agrees Arundel Equine director Paula Broadhurst, but adds: “Contrary to popular belief, vets do not prescribe box rest on a whim, nor to inflict torture on horse or rider. Unfortunately, to...
Alfie — thriving and competing at last!

Alfie — thriving and competing at last!

DESPITE all her knowledge and experience in horse care, Debby Lush ran out of solutions when her future competition partner, Alfie, developed a persistent digestive problem. She tells her story: “I’ve had plenty of horses with weight issues — they’ve been too fat, all...

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