Equine Influenza: How to reduce the risk of flu getting into your yard
Feb 12 2019
As of midday today (Tuesday 12th February), the latest confirmation in the South West of Equine Influenza was on a premises in Somerset and was confirmed by the AHT on Thursday 7th February. READ MORE
Equine Influenza Update - 7th February 2019
Feb 07 2019
All races at UK racecourses cancelled due to confirmed Equine Influenza from vaccinated horses in an active racing yard READ MORE
In a Nutwell - Wounds
Dec 04 2018
Following on in our 'In a Nutwell' blog, Vet Nurse Amanda shows us the progress of one of our most visited patients this year who had a nasty wound due to catching his leg on wire fencing.
In a Nutwell - Gastroscopy
Nov 23 2018
With the recent increased interest in our gastroscopy services, Vet Nurse Amanda talks through our new gastroscopy kit and explains a recent respiratory scope case.
We've had a makeover!
Aug 28 2018
You may have noticed that we have changed our look with a new logo and colour scheme! Over the last couple of months, we have been working with a local designer to refresh the St David's branding and make it a bit more modern! READ MORE
St David's Evening Talk- Is my horse in pain or just misbehaving?
Aug 02 2018
Do you worry that your horse is sometimes badly behaved due to pain? Does he hate being tacked up - is that because he is naughty or is he suffering from back pain or gastric ulcers? Does he just not enjoy dressage or is there an underlying lameness? Join us on the 16th August from 7pm - 9.30pm where we will be joined by Clinicians Sarah Smith and Yvonne Elce of Langford Vets Equine Referral Hospital. READ MORE
Keeping An Eye On It
Jul 09 2018
Eye problems in horses are particularly common in the summer, with dust, flies and allergies proving a nuisance. You may notice a red and weepy eye and just put this down to a bit of irritation, however do not forget that far more serious eye conditions can present in exactly the same way!
Welcome to our new veterinary nurse, Amanda Boswell!
May 30 2018
It's Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month, and time to introduce our new member of the team, Amanda Boswell! Amanda is a qualified registered veterinary nurse, having gained her BSc (Hons) in Veterinary Health Studies in 2010 and her Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing Science in 2014.
The University of Bristol’s Langford Vets Equine Referral Hospital comes
May 29 2018
If you are in the position of having to have your horse referred to a specialist, there are two main considerations for most people; how far you have to travel and who you are going to see. Langford Vets Equine Referral Hospital (as part of the University of Bristol) are pleased to be able to offer St David's Equine a visiting referral service from a variety of their Specialists. READ MORE
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. READ MORE
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. READ MORE
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. READ MORE
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.
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.
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. READ MORE
Facebook Prize Draw Terms and Conditions
Jan 01 2017
Terms and conditions for our Facebook Prize Draw
Terms and Conditions for the ‘Win a Saddle Competition’
Jan 01 2017
Terms and Conditions for our ‘Win a Saddle Competition’ at the Westcountry Equine Fair.