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 […]


MUD FEVER AND RAIN SCALD IN HORSES

Wet conditions and cold weather can be difficult for your horse to deal with over winter. These conditions can increase the risk of skin infections for your pony. We spoke to our horse health expert about rain scald and mud fever, two of the more common skin infections that could affect your horse over the […]


IS YOUR HORSE READY FOR WINTER?

As the nights draw in and evenings in by the fire become more tempting, it’s important not to neglect the needs of your horse! Equine care during winter can come with its own challenges, and it’s always best to be prepared for the season ahead. We spoke to our horse health expert to find out […]


ATYPICAL MYOPATHY: WHAT IS IT?

Just like humans, horses can sometimes feel under the weather. However, there are some conditions that can prove more serious for your equine friend. One such illness is atypical myopathy, a fatal muscle disease linked to the toxin Hypoglycin A, found in sycamore seeds. We spoke to our horse health expert to find out more […]


EQUINE HERPESVIRUS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Equine herpesvirus is more common than people may think. In fact, it is believed that the majority of adult horses will have come into contact with the virus at some point in their lives! Despite being so common, the virus can have serious consequences for your equine friend. Read on to find out everything you […]


OVERWEIGHT HORSES – WHY OVERGRAZING COULD CAUSE HEALTH ISSUES FOR YOUR HORSE

We’ve all heard the saying the grass is always greener, and that’s really the case this summer! It’s no secret that we haven’t had the warmest start to the season, and that’s led to richer, greener pastures for horses across the country. While the grass is looking healthier, however, your horse might not be. Here’s […]


FEELING THE HEAT? CARING FOR YOUR HORSE DURING A HEATWAVE!

It might feel like a long time ago, but last summer was a real scorcher! Although the current year has so far seen a bit of a deluge, hotter UK summers could be a continuing trend. With temperatures rising, horse owners need to be aware of the potential dangers to horses during the hot weather. […]