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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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Saving Blueberry’s teeth!

Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy Due to a fall on some concrete, Blueberry had sustained multiple fractures to the upper and lower incisor teeth. It was noted by the attending vet that fractures had exposed the pulp cavity of both teeth. Blueberry was started on … Continue reading
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Supplement of the Season

Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy It's a sad fact that the majority of oral joint supplements bought off the shelf do not deliver what they say they do! In fact in one study only 5 out of 23 oral products provided the recommended daily dose … Continue reading
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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RINGWORM

Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy What is ringworm? Ringworm, otherwise known as dermatophytosis, is a fungal skin infection caused by a dermatophyte fungus. The fungus infects dead tissue in the superficial layers of the skin, spreading quickly. The spores of the fungus eat away at … Continue reading
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LUCAS’ WOUND

Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy In August 2016, Lucas was found in the field with multiple deep wounds to the front of his left hind leg, He was also struggling to move and put weight on the leg. Our vet Abi attended and on closer … Continue reading
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