We are an equine practice with all our vets being equine only

horse in mud The thick, glutinous Cornish mud… I’m sure we could write patriotic songs about it, but at the moment it’s a nightmare!

Makes it doubly important to check your horses’ feet – shoes get sucked off and the wet can easy set up thrush, which in this damp weather often needs aggressive treatment.

Mud fever can be really difficult to manage – unfortunately, the only cure is to remove the horse from the mud (or vice versa!).

However, you can minimise the risk by applying a barrier cream to the pasterns (zinc and castor oil baby cream is quite good, but any aqueous cream should do); and by allowing them at least some dry standing for at least 8 hours a day, so their skin can completely dry out.

Advice about Colic

Advice about Colic

Did you know that 90% of colics are “medical” ie caused by a malfunction of the gut that doesn’t need surgery to fix?

Equine Travel Tips for the summer

Equine Travel Tips for the summer

With the summer holidays upon us, how many of you are getting out and about, travelling around with your horses or ponies?