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**Covid-19 Update**

**Covid-19 Update**

* URGENT UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19* In light of Boris Johnson’s statement (20:30, 23/03) and in line with RCVS Guidelines we will only be offering emergency and urgent care visits until further notice. These guidelines prevent us from performing routine visits so...
Deaths as a result of Equine Herpes 1 Virus

Deaths as a result of Equine Herpes 1 Virus

As many of you will be aware there have been confirmed cases of deaths as a result of Equine Herpes 1 Virus ( EHV-1) at Crofton Manor Equestrian Centre, near Stubbington, Hampshire. It is therefore advisable to closely monitor any horses that have travelled to or have...
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...
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...