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Failure of passive transfer in foals

November 6, 2019

Did you know that foals are not able to produce antibodies before birth and they do not receive them from the placenta?Â

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Associate Professor David Robert Hutchins

September 2, 2019

Mentor, astute observer, gifted clinician, heroic surgeon, innovator and leader text and images courtesy of Meg Brownlow

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Good as Gold

August 29, 2019

He raced, he evented 4* and now at 19 competes Grand Prix level showjumping We asked Erin Roody what is the secret to ke

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Ensuring your horse is performing to his full potential

August 29, 2019

Aches and pains are something performance horses will experience throughout their lives. A typical approach to equine ca

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Foaling can be an exciting time

August 1, 2019

Foaling can be an exciting time for horse owners and breeders but it is also a time where you mare and foal may require

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Is your horse experiencing poor performance?

July 23, 2019

Is your horse experiencing exercise intolerance or weakness? Is he/she losing weight despite in good health condition? D

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Baby Beanie and her wry nose

July 18, 2019

“Baby Beanie” as she is affectionately known by the team, has spent many weeks of her short life under the c

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Checking your foals teeth

July 18, 2019

Equine dentistry has a long been considered important in the care of horses. Yet, it is normally associated with care of

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Orphan foals

July 17, 2019

If a foal becomes an orphan soon after birth, the most important thing is to assure that it receives enough colostrum (a

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Mare and foal bond and behaviour

July 17, 2019

The bond of the mare and the foal is very important for both physical and mental health of the foal. While the bond of t

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Looking after geriatric horses

July 17, 2019

All owners want to maximise the welfare of their horses and this is especially true for owners of geriatric horses. Howe

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Pain in the back – Kissing Spines

March 28, 2019

One of the most common complaints we see from owners is back pain, specifically kissing spines. This may have been picke

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Meconium

March 13, 2019

Meconium is the first faeces passed by a foal and is recognisable by its dark color and firm consistency… Left sided R

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Sand impaction

March 13, 2019

With the dry months we have experienced, we have seen some horses with colic caused by sand impaction…. Left sided Rec

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Blog standing tieback surgery for ‘roarers’

March 13, 2019

Left sided Recurrent Laryngeal Neuropathy (RLN) or paralysis of one side of the larynx (voice box) is a common… Left s

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