Urticaria (Hives) in Horses

Urticaria is a common skin condition that might affect your horse! Otherwise known as hives, there are many different triggers, so finding the exact cause of the problem can be difficult. At The Insurance Emporium, we’ve spoken to our horse health expert all about urticaria in horses. Find out more about the symptoms, causes and […]


Equine Sedation

Sedation can be an incredibly useful tool for your horse. Equine sedation is used in a variety of situations, and there are a range of sedatives available to give to your horse. At The Insurance Emporium, we’ve spoken to our horse health expert all about equine sedation. Read on to find out when you should […]


The Importance of Electrolytes for Horses

Electrolytes are incredibly important when maintaining a healthy horse, and are important for most bodily functions! We’ve spoken to our horse health expert all about the importance of electrolytes, and how you can help to ensure your horse doesn’t suffer from a deficiency. What are electrolytes? Electrolytes are important for most of your horse’s bodily […]


The Benefits of Cold Therapy for Horses

As most horse owners know, our equine friends can be prone to injury, especially from knocks or sprains to the legs causing soft tissue damage and inflammation. Cold therapy can be a useful technique to help treat injuries like this for your horse. At The Insurance Emporium, we’ve spoken to our horse health expert on […]


Have you microchipped your horse, pony or donkey yet?

Following the introduction of Government legislation on compulsory horse microchipping in 2018, no doubt you will have already had your horse, pony or donkey microchipped.  Incase you have not done so yet, we wanted to remind you that the deadline date for doing so is 1 October 2020.  Introduced in June 2018, this legislation was […]


Sarcoids in Horses: What You Need to Know

As a horse owner, you’ll want to do all you can to ensure that your horse is well and not suffering from illness! Sarcoids are a common condition in horses, and can be serious. To help you know what to look out for, at The Insurance Emporium, we’re sharing our helpful guide to the symptoms […]


Castration in Horses: What You Need to Know

Castration* is one of the most common surgeries performed on horses in the UK, with most colts being “gelded” at a young age. We spoke to our horse health expert recently to find out why castration in horses is so commonplace, how the operation is carried out, as well as what aftercare might be required. […]


Nose Bleeds in Horses: How Serious Are They?

Nose bleeds, or epistaxis, are fairly common in horses of all shapes and sizes! However, this doesn’t mean that they can’t appear quite dramatic and cause concern for any horse owner. We recently spoke to our horse health expert to find out more about nose bleeds in horses, how serious they might be, and what […]


The Importance of Equine Yard Biosecurity

When choosing a yard to keep your horse, it’s important to consider biosecurity; as it can be an important step in minimising the spread of infectious disease. The importance of yard biosecurity has been highlighted in the past few years, particularly with last year’s outbreak of equine influenza and, more recently, equine herpesvirus outbreak. We’ve […]


NEW TEST TO DIAGNOSE ENCYSTED REDWORM LARVAE IN HORSES LAUNCHES

Owning a horse can lead to some magical adventures for you and your equine friend, but you’ll want to make sure they stay healthy along the way! If your horse doesn’t have a worming programme, they could be at risk of contracting infections from parasites, such as small redworms, which can be some of the […]