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.

Equine Influenza latest

Equine Influenza latest

With the outbreaks of Equine Influenza in vaccinated horses across the UK during the last few weeks, we offer some tips and advice