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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

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
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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
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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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