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POOR PERFORMANCE WORKUP

Posted in Equine, Horses, Uncategorized on by Abii Dowdy This is a case of a 10 year old thoroughbred gelding which presented to Towcester Equine Vets for poor performance issues (lack of impulsion, unwillingness to work in an outline, poor jumping technique).   The lameness/poor performance examination consists of … Continue reading

Synovitis Case

Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy The above horse, a 20 year old Cob gelding,  presented with acute onset moderate (4/10) left hind lameness, a  positive response to flexion testing,  and significant effusion of the digital sheath. Ultrasound showed significant synovitis and synovial proliferation, with no evidence of tendon … Continue reading

FEI Vaccinations – the “do’s” and “don’ts”

Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy Equine influenza is a highly contagious respiratory disease to which all horses are susceptible to. Despite the increased use of vaccines the nature of the disease means that it has the potential to compromise the international movement of equines. For … Continue reading

TOWCESTER EQUINE VETS – OUR CONTACT NUMBER

Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy ** OUR PHONE NUMBERS ** Our current Towcester number 01327 811007 is currently out of action! Please either call our Onley number: 01788 523000 or 01327 366303 to contact our reception team! We are sorry for any inconvenience caused and … Continue reading

Towcester Equine Breeding Services

Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy Towcester Equine Vets is a British Equine Veterinary Association approved centre for Artificial Insemination (AI). We have two clinics, one based in Towcester, Northamptonshire and another at Onley Equestrian near Rugby and we serve a large area incorporating Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, … Continue reading

PONY CLUB VACCINE RULES – NEW FOR 2018

Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy Take a look at the brand new rules and regulations for annual vaccines released from the Pony Club. Have a read and don’t hesitate to contact our practice if you are unsure that your horse is adequately vaccinated: 01327 811007. … Continue reading

Help keep your horse safe from laminitis

Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy To help avoid the potentially lethal condition laminitis, make sure you take a read of our following tips to help protect your horse. Obesity or high sugar diets can lead to and complicate laminitis, insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. It … Continue reading

Trichiasis case

Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy Recently on our social media pages we asked you what you thought was wrong with the above eye! Here is the full explanation: This horse presented with a recurrent painful eye with superficial ulceration and keratitis (inflammation of the cornea). … Continue reading

Iris hypoplasia

Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy At the beginning of this week we posted the above photo to our Facebook page and asked clients to have a guess at what was wrong! Here is the highly anticipated answer... Well done to everybody who got it right! … Continue reading

exclusive interview

Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy Here is an exclusive interview with Emily Mustow, the winner of  the Hannah Francis Young Event Rider Award 2017! We hope you enjoy reading the interview as much as we loved speaking to such an inspirational young woman! 1|) How … Continue reading
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