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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, ..

Know The Normal Stages Of Labour

Equine Podiatry and Lameness Centre - Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Know The Normal Stages Of Labour

Knowing the normal stages of labour in your mare can be crucial in knowing when you need to call your veterinarian. Read below the 3 stages of labour in a step by step guide. STAGE 1 Init ..

21 Reasons To Contact Your Veterinarian This Foaling Season

Equine Podiatry and Lameness Centre - Monday, September 03, 2018
21 Reasons To Contact Your Veterinarian This Foaling Season

Just like human children, foals can deteriorate rapidly if early stages of illness aren’t detected. Taking note of subtle changes or behaviours in your newborn can be vital in knowing what normal  ..

New Foal On The Way? Why You Need A Foal Health Check

Equine Podiatry and Lameness Centre - Monday, August 27, 2018
New Foal On The Way? Why You Need A Foal Health Check

Have you got a new foal on the way? Organising a foal health check is a must for all of your new four legged friends. It is important that newborn foals receive a proper veterinary examination wit ..

Preparing Your Stallion For The Breeding Season

Equine Podiatry and Lameness Centre - Monday, August 20, 2018
Preparing Your Stallion For The Breeding Season

We often see articles for mare preparation for the breeding season but what about stallions? Being 50% of the breeding pair, these guys should not be overlooked in preparation for the breeding sea ..

Eight Characteristics of Normal Foal Behaviour

Equine Podiatry and Lameness Centre - Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Eight Characteristics of Normal Foal Behaviour

Before looking for abnormalities when assessing a newborn foal, it is important to have a thorough understanding of what is normal. Below are eight key characteristics of normal foal behaviour to  ..

Preparing Your Dry Mare This Breeding Season

Equine Podiatry and Lameness Centre - Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Preparing Your Dry Mare This Breeding Season

Breeding your broodmare is a big decision. There are so many things to consider… stallion choices, reproductive options, veterinary costs and so much more! The ultimate goal is to have a he ..