Equine News & Advice

Read on for a host of news and advice to help you care for your horse that’s free & updated monthly. In our articles we like to cover preventative healthcare, changes in legislation, disease outbreaks, and seasonal tips for keeping your animals healthy.

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Senior Horse Health Check

February 28th, 2023

‘Our team of experienced equine vets are passionate about offering gold standard care all year round. As a result of feedback from our most recent client evenings, we are now launching a comprehensive examination with your senior horse in mind. By utilising this appointment you will also qualify for offers on additional services, this will […]

Why Trigger Warnings will be in our equine news

October 1st, 2022

We recognise that some of our news may include content that could trigger a negative response for some; learn how we are tackling this at Towcester Equine Vets.

We thank HM Queen Elizabeth II for her love of horses and so many other animals

September 16th, 2022

As the nation prepares to say goodbye to the late HM Queen Elizabeth II, we look back at her love of horses and other animals in our article

Overriding dorsal spinous processes AKA ‘Kissing spines’

June 4th, 2022

Reduced space between the dorsal spinous processes (DSP’s) of the spinal vertebrae or touching spinal processes is called ‘overriding dorsal spinous processes’. Also referred to as ‘kissing spines’.

Understanding Ragwort poisoning in horses

May 4th, 2022

The ingestion of Ragwort, Senecio jacobea, is one of the most common causes of poisoning in horses in the UK.

Towcester Equine Vets’ Equine worming programme

April 1st, 2022

Worms in horses can cause serious problems, including (amongst others) diarrhoea, colic and weight loss. With Spring is in the air, now is the time to be thinking about your equine worming schedule.

Understanding laminitis in horses & ponies

March 17th, 2022

Holly Gimmler, one of our newest equine vets, has written this short article looking into the causes, diagnosis and treatment of laminitis as well as the implications for ongoing management once a horse has suffered from this common condition.

Common causes of coughing in the horse

February 8th, 2022

The end of winter is the perfect time to learn about the causes of coughing in horses and some straightforward remedies. In this short article one of our equine vets explains remedies for and prevention of dry cough in horses.

Daily, regular & annual equine health checks – a quick guide

February 6th, 2022

Responsible owners should be performing different checks on their horses every day, at regular intervals and annually to maximise the chances of their animals remaining healthy. Read this detailed article to find out what equine checks should be made & when.

Towcester Equine Breeding Services Guide 2022

February 4th, 2022

Read more about our Towcester Equine Breeding Services, in our handy guide for 2022.

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