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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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Coronary band foreign body

Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy This blog post is one with a twist! Have a look at the following Youtube video created by Andy Hayes. Coronary Band Foreign Body
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Why should dental work be carried out regularly?

Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy Why should equine dental work be carried out regularly? Below is an example of a case of dentistry that Mike, our dental vet, saw earlier this week. Here is what he found: "This horse had a 6cm periodontal pocket associated … Continue reading
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The Clinical Case of Finn

Posted in Equine, Horses, Uncategorized on by Abii Dowdy Here is Finn. Finn came to us after his owner found him in the field with this nasty wound, presumed to be from a kick. She called us immediately and cold hosed it while waiting for Katharine to arrive. Once … Continue reading

BBC Radio Northampton

Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy Today Mike Sheldon, equine partner and veterinary surgeon, was interviewed on BBC Radio Northampton by Mr John Griff. Below is a link to listen to the show! Mike was live at approximately  2:40pm and discussed why we chose to create … Continue reading

Air Ambulance Handover

Posted in Equine, Horses, Uncategorized on by Abii Dowdy As many of you have probably seen, Towcester and Onley Equine Vets revealed a Naked 2016 Calendar, with vets, nurses and reception staff featuring. The total amount raised from the calendar sales, the sponsored back wax and the final donations … Continue reading
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