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 healing...

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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...

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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...

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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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Dietary control of gastric ulcers in horses

Dietary control of gastric ulcers in horses

Andy E Durham European Specialist in Equine Medicine, Liphook Equine Hospital, discusses potential strategies for long-term control We have a reasonable understanding of drug therapy for equine gastric ulcers, but what happens when the course has finished? We must...

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Healthy fit and happy – thanks to careful management

Healthy fit and happy – thanks to careful management

Panther was diagnosed with Cushing’s disease in 2012 as a nine-year-old. Since then his owner, Denize King, has become adept at using the weigh-tape and ensuring that he takes his daily medication. Denize explains how she discovered she had a Cushing’s pony and is successfully managing his condition.

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