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How to combat colic

Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy Combating horse colic The horse’s digestive tract is very sensitive and it’s remarkably long, at more than 30 metres from oesophagus to rectum. If you were to unravel it, it would be twice the length of a London bus. It’s … Continue reading
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TOWCESTER VETERINARY CENTRE’S CHARITY CALENDAR FOR 2018

Posted in Equine, Farm Animal, Horses, Small Animal on by Abii Dowdy Following the success of our equine team baring all to raise money for the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance back in 2016, the team decided it was time to strip off again! However, the equine vets were not the only … Continue reading
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Coffin Joint Osteoarthritis

Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy This horse was presented to our clinic for a lameness investigation. His owner complained that the horse hadn't felt right for the last few weeks. On examination it was found there was bilateral effusion (swelling) of both front coffin joints. Effusion … Continue reading
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Macmillan Coffee Morning 2017

Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy A massive thank you to everybody that came to our Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 29th September. Not only did we have lots of delicious cake and snacks baked by staff and clients, we also raised over £500 with the … Continue reading
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left hind cannon wound

Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy In April Burt came in from the paddock very lame, with a wound to the outside aspect of the top of his left hind cannon. Burt was attended by one of our vets and he was sedated to allow exploration … Continue reading
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Nail in the foot

Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy In July, Danta came in from the field non-weight bearing on his left hindlimb. On inspection, his owner found an object penetrating his solar surface. His owner left the object in place due to the unknown position of the object … Continue reading
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HOW DOES A LAMENESS WORKUP WORK??!!

Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy Last week on Facebook we asked our followers what is wrong with the above image? We received lots of responses so our vet Andy thought we should give you an explanation as to how a lameness workup is completed and … Continue reading
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Supplement of the Season

Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy Biotin is a water-soluble B vitamin which has been shown scientifically to improve equine hoof hardness and growth rates. Horses are unable to synthesise biotin, therefore the vitamin must be obtained through either the diet or via intestinal absorption via … Continue reading
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Sinusitis Case

Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy Earlier this year, Loxley presented with a runny eye and right-sided creamy nasal discharge. Antibiotics and eye drops improved the signs but after treatment stopped, the nasal discharge reoccurred. Often nasal discharge can be associated with dental problems so we … Continue reading
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PING’S DEGLOVING INJURY

Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy At the beginning of February Ping escaped from his field and found himself stuck in a rotten footbridge. After being lifted from the bridge by tractor, it was obvious that he had suffered extensive wounds to his right hind leg. … Continue reading
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