Lawsonia Intracellularis

Lawsonia intracellularis infection

Lawsonia intracellularis is a species of bacteria. It can infect a range of animal species but in horses it can...
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Failure Of Passive Transfer
Passive Transfer

Failure Of Passive Transfer

What is failure of passive transfer?  Failure of passive transfer (FPT) occurs when a new-born foal does not consume enough...
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OCD – Osteochondritis Dissecans
Osteochondritis Dissecans OCD

OCD – Osteochondritis Dissecans

 Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is a relatively common developmental disease that affects the cartilage and bone in the joints of horses. OCD can...
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Artificial Insemination
Artificial Insemination

Artificial Insemination

Artificial Insemination (A.I) is a technique used to transfer semen from a stallion into the uterus of a mare during...
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Glanders (Farcy)

Glanders (Farcy)

Glanders is one of the oldest known diseases of the horse. It has now been eradicated in the United Kingdom...
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Heart Murmurs
Heart Murmurs

Heart Murmurs

There are four valves in the heart, one between each atrium and its respective ventricle and one between each ventricle...
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Navicular Disease

Navicular Disease

What is Navicular disease? Navicular disease is a slowly progressive degenrative condition of the navicular bone, causing chronic degeneration of...
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Keratoma

Keratoma

A keratoma is a benign growth between the hoof wall and the pedal bone inside the foot. The growth starts...
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Equine Exports

Exporting/Travelling Horses Abroad

You will need to firstly go to the ‘Export Horses/ponies GOV.uk’ website - https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/sanco/traces/registration/open.do You need to have a nominated...
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Fostering Foals

Fostering Foals

In the sad event that a mare is unable to nurse her own foal it may be necessary to foster...
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Gastric Ulcers

Gastric Ulcers – FAQ

It’s estimated that up to 100% of racehorses and 63% of performance horses1,2 could suffer from gastric ulcers, but many...
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Canker

Canker

Canker is a disease affecting the soles characterised by a foul smelling creamy exudate. Canker is similar, but a more...
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Quittor

Quittor

Quittor is a chronic, septic condition of one of the collateral cartilages of the pedal bone 5. Characterized by necrosis of the...
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Keratoma

Keratoma

A keratoma is a type of benign tumour that grows inside the foot. It originates from the horn producing cells, usually underneath...
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Eye Injuries

Eye Injuries

Those big soft eyes; whether they’re brown or even blue, we all love to stare into them. However, being so...
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Castration

Castration

Castration is a routine procedure most commonly performed in young colts in order to prevent unwanted breeding and aid management....
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Biosecurity

Biosecurity

Biosecurity is a recent buzzword for a series of measures designed to protect a population/yard from disease. The main disease...
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Lymphangitis

Lymphangitis

This disease is recognised by the swelling of the legs, usually hind, that pits when pressed with a finger. There are two causes with...
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Hoof Abscesses

Hoof Abscesses

A hoof abscess is a bacterial infection within the sensitive structures of the equine foot. Pus is produced due to the horse’s...
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Uveitis

Uveitis

Uveitis (other names include moon blindness and periodic ophthalmia) is a painful and potentially very serious condition – it is...
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