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10 Steps to Managing your Horse with Colic

Equine Podiatry and Lameness Centre - Wednesday, March 27, 2019
10 Steps to Managing your Horse with Colic

That dreaded word ‘colic’! It is a word that no horse owner wants to encounter! Whether it is a mild or more severe case of abdominal pain in your horse, it is important to have an act ..

15 Tips For Travelling Your Horse

Equine Podiatry and Lameness Centre - Saturday, January 19, 2019
15 Tips For Travelling Your Horse

1. Get Familiar. Ensure your horse is familiar with loading/unloading and the environment on the truck or float they are travelling on. Minimising stress before travel is key. 2. Keep th ..

Heat Stress - Training And Competing In The Warmer Months

Equine Podiatry and Lameness Centre - Tuesday, January 08, 2019
Heat Stress - Training And Competing In The Warmer Months

With recent temperatures soaring, it is important to adjust training and management of all performance horses and not just the elite athletes. Exercise and muscle exertion create HEAT as a by ..

Five Tips for a Stress Free Christmas Break

Equine Podiatry and Lameness Centre - Sunday, December 09, 2018
Five Tips for a Stress Free Christmas Break

Are you heading away these Christmas holidays and have to leave your equine friend behind? Make sure you follow these 5 tips for a stress free break this festive season. 1. Get them checked! M ..

Do you know the signs and symptoms of Equine Snake Bite?

Equine Podiatry and Lameness Centre - Saturday, November 17, 2018
Do you know the signs and symptoms of Equine Snake Bite?

Do you know the signs and symptoms of a snake bite and what to do in an emergency? Snake bite reactions can differ in every horse due to different species, amount of venom, and where the hors ..

Meconium Impaction/Retention - Do You Know the Signs?

Equine Podiatry and Lameness Centre - Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Meconium Impaction/Retention - Do You Know the Signs?

Meconium is a newborn foal’s first manure and is composed of intestinal secretions and fluid ingested by the foal while in utero. Meconium can range from firm pellets to pasty consistency an ..

What is Joint Ill?

Equine Podiatry and Lameness Centre - Tuesday, October 30, 2018
What is Joint Ill?

Joint ill is a term for infection of the joint and possibly adjacent bone. If the infection spreads to the bone either side of the joint, it is osteomyelitis (infection of the bone). There is comm ..

Five Basic Steps to Foal Care and Maintenance

Equine Podiatry and Lameness Centre - Thursday, October 11, 2018
Five Basic Steps to Foal Care and Maintenance

1. DRENCHING- Internal Parasites Foals should receive their first drench between 8 to 12 weeks of age, using a benzimidazole (i.e. oxfenbendazole or fenbendazole) based, dual-active (i.e. als ..

Angular Limb Deformities and Associated Problems in Young and Developing Foals

Equine Podiatry and Lameness Centre - Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Angular Limb Deformities and Associated Problems in Young and Developing Foals

Whether for racing, performance, or pleasure, we would all love to have foals born with perfect legs, however angular limb deformities and associated problems are very common in the newborn and de ..

Mother's Milk - Everything You Need To Know About Colostrum

Equine Podiatry and Lameness Centre - Friday, September 14, 2018
Mother's Milk - Everything You Need To Know About Colostrum

‘There is nothing better than Mother’s Milk’, but why is this first milk known as colostrum so important to our newborn foals? What is colostrum? Colostrum is the thick, ..