November Facebook Competition – Win an Equine First Aid kit

facebookcompThis November Milbourn Equine are running a competition. A chance for you to win a Milbourn Equine First Aid Kit…

All we ask is you visit our Facebook page and click the Like button at the top. On the first of December we will randomly select a lucky winner! Existing Facebook followers are automatically entered into the competition, so you don’t need to do anything..

The winner will be contacted through Facebook on the 1st December 2013, so keep your eye open for a message from us.

The advantages of following/liking us on Facebook:
All news and promotions added to our website are all posted on our Facebook page, so if we have special offers or interesting news, you won’t miss out.

Help us reach our target of 500 likes on the Milbourn Equine Facebook Page, just click here and click ‘LIKE’

2014 Petplan Veterinary Awards – Vote for Milbourn Equine

2014 Petplan Veterinary Awards.

What are the Petplan Veterinary Awards?

Now in its 15th year, the Petplan Veterinary Awards are often referred to as the ‘Oscars’ of the veterinary industry. Petplan has worked closely with the veterinary profession for over 36 years and sees first hand each day the fantastic work that goes on in veterinary practices across the UK.

We recognise that keeping customers happy and pets healthy is a team effort from the receptionist and support staff right through to the vets and nurses themselves. These awards provide an opportunity for people to recognise the hard work and dedication of veterinary staff and provide a great opportunity for pet owners to say ‘thank you’.


Have you thought about treating for Encysted small redworm and Tapeworm?

Get ready to treat….

Any Small Redworm (Cyathostomes) that are picked up from pasture during the autumn have the capability of becoming dormant after they have burrowed into the horses gut wall and form a cyst where they are know as encysted small redworm. This occurs in differing amounts in different horses due to various factors including ambient temperature and the immunity of the individual horse. Once within the gut lining they develop and may emerge on mass in late winter/early spring, normally after a period of increased ambient temperature. They can cause severe weight loss, colic and be potentially fatal (a disease known as Cyathostomiasis). Treat in LATE NOV/EARLY DECEMBER

Tapeworms (Anoplocephala) don’t show any particular seasonality as to when they infect horses, but prolonged grazing causes greater risk. Tapeworms are not picked up on a faecal worm egg count, however there is a blood test that can be taken to test for the presence of tapeworm (however, in general we do not test for tapeworm, and just treat twice a year). Treat for Tapeworm in NOVEMBER/DECEMBER and 6 months later in MAY/JUNE.

We would recommend that ALL horses receive a dose of a drug called Moxidectin; found in both Equest and Equest Pramox at the end of November/early December. Both are suitable for treating encysted redworms, however the Equest Pramox is also suitable for treating Tapeworm.

If your horse is young (under 6 months old), low body condition score, pregnant or lactating, please contact your local branch of Milbourn Equine as these wormers may not be suitable to be used in your horse.

We would also recommend performing a Worm egg count on your horse prior to performing any worming, as if they have a particularly high worm egg count, then they may require pre-treating with steroids to reduce any inflammation that could be caused by mass death of a large number of worms within the gut lumen or the gut lining. This is especially important when using a larvicidal wormer such as Equest or Equest Pramox.

If you have any questions regarding worming, or if you would like to join our worming programme (£30 per horse per year for unlimited worm egg counts, and advice tailored to your specific horse and situation)


‘The Laminitis Revolution 2’

‘The Laminitis Revolution 2’
This programme is live online on Wednesday 9th October at 8.00pm

‘The Laminitis Revolution 2’ will provide a valuable insight into managing this painful and debilitating condition.

The presenters are:

·         Dr Jo Ireland, Veterinary Epidemiologist at the Animal Health Trust

·         David Rendle, European Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine, Liphook Equine Hospital

·         Dr Teresa Hollands, RNutr, Equine Nutritionist.

Register to view The Laminitis Revolution 2 at

This horse owner programme is a part of the national ‘Talk About Laminitis’ disease awareness initiative, which is complemented by free ACTH tests. To find out more and download the free testing vouchers, visit

New Equine Vet joins the Ashford team.

We would like to welcome Elise to the team of vets based at Ashford..

Elise Parkinson – BVSc MRCVS

photoElise graduated from Massey University, New Zealand in 2010 where she rode and competed her 2 horses. She then spent 3 months volunteering with wildlife in the Peruvian Amazon before completing 18 months in mixed practice in Western Australia. Following this she commenced an equine internship in Victoria, Australia focussing on surgery and anaesthesia. She joined Milbourn Equine in July 2013 and is currently working towards her Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice. Outside of work she enjoys skiing, sports and travel and looks forward to continuing her riding once she finds a horse!

New Equine nurse joins the team in Ashford.

Milbourn Equine would like to welcome Holly to our nursing team, based in Ashford.

Holly Connock

1379642_10151915300598331_1052234421_nHolly was born in London but grew up in The Netherlands. She moved back to England in 2007 to take her BSc (Hons) degree in Equine Studies and Business Management, which she completed in 2010 at Writtle College, Essex. Holly then spent a year travelling, re-visiting Zimbabwe, where she worked for a black rhino-breeding project.  After that Holly then went on to New Zealand and Australia. In Australia she completed a farm familiarisation programme before working in the outback mustering cattle and sheep. Holly then joined a pre-training racing yard/rehabilitation centre called Limitless Lodge helping to break in the youngsters and working the water walker. Since returning to England she has settled in Kent with her three horses, two retired ponies and a Lusitano gelding. Holly also runs a small DIY yard and in her spare time she enjoys long walks with her dog Socks.

New Product – Milbourn Equine Veterinary Immunity Aid

Introducing our new Milbourn Equine Veterinary Immunity Aid, designed to support Respiratory & Immune Function by:

  • Improving immunity and ability to fight an infections challenge.
  • Enhancement of immunity through lgA production in the lung.
  • The reduction of coughing and respiratory irritation.
  • Enhancement of mucus secretion

Contains Echinacea, seaweed extract, oregano, garlic and rosemary with added vitamin C.

£11.53 for a 60ml syringe.


Visit our products page for more Milbourn Equine products.

Stunning Stallion Ramie is centre stage..


Annie Neame’s stunning stallion Ramie has had the honour of being centre stage for the wedding of Annie’s daughter Danielle to Simon Spinney on the 14th September of this year. They all had a wonderful day and wanted to share some wonderful photos and memories on Milbourn Equine’s website for everyone to see.

Annie & Ramie have been clients of Milbourn Equine since November 2009. This year he has been extremely busy fathering 2 stunning filly foals and has 2 more foals expected early next year!!!!

Milbourn Equine wish Danielle and Simon every happiness in their new life together and look forward to being introduced to Ramie’s family in the future.

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