Horse Health


Equine Caries

In order to diagnose any oral problem, a comprehensive examination of the horse’s mouth needs to be done under sedation using a bright head torch and angled mirror or an oroscope.  This allows assessment of all the teeth and the surrounding soft tissues for evidence…

Equine vet Roger Dixon

Equine Conformation – the key to soundness

As vets, we most often scrutinise conformation at pre-purchase examinations and as we start lameness investigations.  We also examine conformation for some owners prior to breeding the mare or stallion, in order to minimise the chance of passing on hereditary conformational faults.  By carefully examining…

Worming your horse

It is not surprising that many people are confused about worming. There is no one plan that is suitable for every yard and best practice for worm control in horses, ponies and donkeys has changed over the years to a more targeted approach – worming…

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