NEWS

 

FOALING KITS!

Designed for the first time breeder, these kits have everything you need in preparation for your first foal. The kits include the following:

·         Comprehensive foaling information pack

·         1 x Vetwrap

·         1 x pair long sleeve gloves

·         1 x 500ml bottle lubricant

·         1 x pair blunt scissors

·         1m string for tying up placenta

·         1 x bag for placenta

·         2 x small towels

·         1 x umbilical dip

·         1 x enema

·         1 x bottle and teat

·         2 x sample pots

·         1 x Protexin Quickfix

Kits are priced at £36 inc VAT.

 

If you would like to purchase one send us a message or contact us on 07884 482438 during normal working hours or leejamespritchard@outlook.com

CONGRATULATIONS EMILIA! - MARCH 2018

We are pleased to announce that Emilia has passed her final BEVA/BVDA dentistry exams and is now a fully qualified equine dentist. This qualification is notoriously difficult to attain and  takes an awful lot of hard work and dedication; we look forward to working alongside her.

ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES - MARCH 2018

We will soon begin sending invoices via email with the aim of increasing efficiency and enabling you to have a permanent copy of your invoice.

At the time of booking an appointment, you will be asked for the address and directions to where your horses are kept. Although we may have visited you many times before, please bear with us. We are trying to ensure all our records are up to date so that in the event of an emergency, we can be with you as quickly as possible.

For elective procedures, such as castrations and vettings, we will be asking for payment in advance, 24 hours before the visit.

UPCOMING TALKS

  • Gastric Ulcers

  • Cushings and Equine Metabolic Syndrome—What does it mean for my horse?

  • Understanding Colic

  • Tendons and Ligaments—Why do they cause so many problems?

Dates and times of upcoming talks will be confirmed via our Facebook page and website!

ATYPICAL MYOPATHY UPDATE - JAN 2018

Atypical myopathy is a condition which affects the horses muscles. Although rare, it is a serious condition and needs prompt veterinary attention.


It is caused by a toxin (hypoglycin A) found in the leaves and seeds of  Sycamore trees. Cases are more commonly seen in autumn and spring as the increased winds blows the leaves and seeds off the trees.


It usually affects young horses at grass and can been seen in multiple horses within a group.

Horses typically present with generalised muscle stiffness and weakness and may appear to have trouble eating. Within 48 hours, they can become unable to stand and find it difficult to breathe. They often have dark brown urine due to the breakdown products from muscles (myoglobin) leaving their body via the urine.


Prevention is based on not allowing horses to ingest Sycamore leaves or seeds. Fencing off Sycamore trees, not using fields which contain Sycamore trees, or picking up leaves and seeds whilst poo picking will limit a horses access to the toxin. Ensuring the horse has sufficient grass during high risk periods will make the leaves and seeds less appealing!

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