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Fit For Purpose
Apr 11 2018
For millions of years, horses have been breed selectively to produce an anatomy and physiology to run away fast and to cover many miles to find food. Anatomically, these adaptations include lengthening of the leg, reduction in the number of digits and loss of the collar bone. Physiological adaptations have enabled greater oxygen delivery to the muscles and a greater ability to use the available oxygen at the sites it is needed the most.

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Be Colic Aware!
Mar 20 2018
Thankfully good management and awareness of colic risk factors keeps the amount of colic cases we see down to a minimum, but we do tend to get a flurry of cases around this time of year for various reasons.

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Equine Dentistry
Feb 15 2018
Dentistry is a rapidly growing area of equine work. This is undoubtedly due to the increase in understanding of the importance of a healthy mouth for the general wellbeing and performance of a horse.

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Gastric Ulceration
Jan 21 2018
Gastric ulcers are estimated to affect 92% of racehorses and almost 60% of performance horses. Recent studies have suggested that they are also common in pleasure horses and even donkeys.

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Atypical Myopathy
Oct 23 2017
Atypical myopathy is a devastating disease that sadly, with no specific cure, is often fatal. However, as we are beginning to understand more about the cause of the disease, we are able to better advise and therefore prevent it.

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The Methods and Potential Complications of Castration
Sep 13 2017
As autumn approaches, clients with male foals may face choices about whether to castrate them. This article describes the choice of methods available to you and aims to give you more information to make the right choice for your foal or yearling.

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Case Study 1: Atypical Myopathy
Rubi's owner called us in the early hours of the morning after noticing that her young mare seemed unexpectedly lethargic after a short hack the previous afternoon.

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Case Study 2: Sarcoids
Boris' owner noticed what she thought was a fly bite on his belly. It had appeared relatively quickly over the course of the summer and had 'scabbed over' but wasn't going down as she would have expected.

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