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Winter survival guide

Winter survival guide

  Chilly winds can make horses spooky and unpredictable so be extra alert when handling and riding. Horses cope very well in cold temperatures – it is wind and rain that they can struggle with. If you can, provide a windbreak, like a field shelter or even a line of...
Winter coughs in horses who are stabled

Winter coughs in horses who are stabled

Winter coughs in horses who are stabled are usually down to dust particles and fungal spores being inhaled into the lungs, triggering an inflammation and increase in mucus production. Our vets will be able to advise you on treatment available and management required...
Mud fever

Mud fever

The thick glutinous mud at this time of the year makes it doubly important to check your horses’ feet. Shoes get sucked off and the wet can easy set up thrush, which in this damp weather often needs aggressive treatment. Mud fever can be really difficult to manage....
Lottie’s White Line Disease

Lottie’s White Line Disease

When the farrier visited Lottie for a routine trim, he noticed a large area of white line (junction between the wall and the sole) separation (white line disease) (Picture 1 below). This condition is common during wet weather conditions when excessive moisture softens...
Coping with the heat

Coping with the heat

Remember our horses and ponies are not acclimatised to this heat. A few little reminders to keep your horses happy:• Even the best travellers use up energy and can lose body fluids during transport; allow adequate time on arrival at event/show for your horses to...