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Strangles- what you need to know!

Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy What is strangles? Strangles is the most commonly diagnosed equine infectious disease in the world. It is a highly contagious bacterial infection of the respiratory tract caused Streptococcus equi var equi. The bacteria cause large abscesses, usually around the throat, … Continue reading

Ostechondritis Dissecans – a case study

Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy Earlier this year we were called out to see Skye due to mild left hind limb lameness, which was slightly worse after flexion of the leg. On closer examination our vet Matthew could feel a small, free-moving piece of bone … Continue reading
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Why a vetting is beneficial!

Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy This is a good example of why it is a good idea to get a horse vetted before purchase! This horse was bought for eventing and it was noticed on a routine check to have a significant (grade 4/6) heart … Continue reading
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Tij and the mystery tooth!

Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy Tij, a 3 year old coloured mare, was presented to our resident dental veterinary surgeon, Mike. Tij's owner realised that the mare was having issues when trying to accept the bit. During his medical investigation, Mike discovered normal upper wolf teeth which … Continue reading

Recurrent Airway Obstruction

Posted in Equine, Horses, Uncategorized on by Abii Dowdy RAO, previously termed as chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) is a chronic lower respiratory order (meaning it can be found in the lungs and bronchi) seen in horses and ponies. Even though RAO is more common in older horses it … Continue reading
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The importance of assessing equine lameness on different surfaces

Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy The following case is about a Warmblood mare working at Novice BD dressage level, progressing well. Earlier this year the owner became aware that something was not quite right with the mare, but there was no consistent obvious lameness, just … Continue reading
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The Case of Narla

Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy Recently, Towcester Equine vets received an email with a photograph attached of a gorgeous mare jumping over a cross country jump with her smiling owner. This image sparked up a lot of memories for the team about Narla the Irish … Continue reading

Atypical Myopathy

Posted in Equine, Horses on by Emily Introduction Atypical myopathy (AM) is a frequently fatal disease of horses that has been recognised in the UK and Northern Europe since the early ‘80s but outbreaks appear to be becoming more common and occur repeatedly in the Autumn (peaking … Continue reading

Towcester Equine Vets Worming Programme

Posted in Equine, Horses on by Emily

As the grazing season is in full swing (even if Summer seems to be evading us!), now is the time to be thinking about your worming schedule. Whether it be for your yard or for individual horses, our worming programme … Continue reading


We are recruiting!

Posted in Equine, Horses on by Emily

There are exciting times ahead for Towcester and Onley Equine Vets! Demand for services requiring hospitalisation is increasing rapidly and as such we have decided to move to Hospital Status in the near future. Consequently, we have a variety of … Continue reading

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