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  • Ultimate joint protection for optimal range of motion Image

    Ultimate joint protection for optimal range of motion

    30 September 2021 Last updated: 6 October 2021 - By in Horses

    What every horse owner should know about equine osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis (OA) is a progressive disease that involves the breakdown of joint cartilage and the underlying bone. It is one of the major causes of lameness in horses, which in turn is the main cause of wastage in the equine industry. In the UK, one in every five horses requires vete...

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  • Be prepared, and celebrate with safety Image

    Be prepared, and celebrate with safety

    30 September 2021 Last updated: 6 October 2021 - By in Horses

    As the colder months roll around, so does firework season, and whilst these occasions are viewed as a time of relax and recreation, horses might have a different perception. The effect of fireworks in horses has been documented (4): a large study in New Zealand found that the majority of horses (79%) manifested a degree of anxiety around fireworks....

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  • Spotting the signs and effectively treating worms in dogs Image

    Your dog can pick up worms without you even realising it, as they often show few (if any) noticeable signs of infection. Left untreated, they can pose a health risk to your dog and family. How do dogs get worms? Dogs can pick up worms from eating contaminated soil or faeces that contain worm eggs, from infected rodents or fleas that carry worm lar...

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  • What Does Dog Health Insurance Cover? Image

    While dog insurance isn’t a legal requirement like house and car insurance, it covers expensive and unexpected vet bills. Vet fees can rack up if your dog falls ill, has an accident, or requires ongoing treatment – particularly when they’re older. Taking out dog insurance is a practical safety net to protect yourself financially w...

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  • Horse Laminitis Image

    Horse Laminitis

    26 April 2021 Last updated: 26 April 2021 - By in Horses

    The word laminitis is dreaded by riders around the world. It occurs much more frequently than you might think - about half of all cases are missed because the condition is not obvious to detect. However, it is a crippling condition for your horse and can eventually be fatal. It is estimated that laminitis occurs on average once every ten years of a...

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  • Spot on vs. tablets - worming fuss-free with Dronspot Image

    Spot on vs. tablets - worming fuss-free with Dronspot

    14 April 2021 Last updated: 14 April 2021 - By in Pet Care

    When did you last worm your cat? Let’s face it. Giving worming tablets to cats can be stressful and before you know it those doses start to become less and less regular. Your cat looks healthy and it doesn’t seem like a problem… But did you know that 1 in 4 cats in the UK were found to have intestinal worms? Many cats don’t...

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  • Could your horse have Equine Cushing's Disease? Image

    Could your horse have Equine Cushing's Disease?

    8 December 2020 Last updated: 8 January 2021 - By in Horses

    Could your horse have Equine Cushing’s disease? Equine Cushing's disease, also known as PPID, is thought to affect 20% of horses over the age of 15, and is the 5th most common disease syndrome recognised in horses and ponies in the UK*. It is a hormonal disease caused by changes in the pituitary gland, which is located at the base of the brai...

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  • What does a diagnosis of Equine Cushing's Disease mean for your horse? Image

    What does a diagnosis of Equine Cushing's Disease mean for your horse?

    8 December 2020 Last updated: 8 January 2021 - By in Horses

    What does a diagnosis of Equine Cushing’s disease mean for your horse? Finding out that your horse has or may have a disease is always a worrying time. Rest assured though that a diagnosis of Equine Cushing’s disease does not mean your horse’s quality of life is going to suffer. Equine Cushing’s disease is a common diagnosis...

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  • Why does your horse need a blood test after starting meds for ECD? Image

    Why does your horse need a blood test after starting meds for ECD?

    8 December 2020 Last updated: 8 January 2021 - By in Horses

    Why does your horse need a blood test 4-6 weeks after starting medication to treat Equine Cushing’s disease? Horses with untreated or uncontrolled Equine Cushing’s disease are at a high risk of developing signs associated with this disease such as laminitis, repeated infections, muscle wastage, lethargy, poor coat quality, and increased...

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  • Why do you need to book regular vet visits for your Cushing's horse? Image

    Why do you need to book regular vet visits for your Cushing's horse?

    8 December 2020 Last updated: 8 January 2021 - By in Horses

    Read on to find out why it's important to book regular 6-monthly veterinary examinations for your Cushing's horse: Once your horse is stable on treatment and their Equine Cushing’s disease is under control, it is recommended that they are re-examined by their veterinary surgeon every 6 months. This is to ensure that any signs that the disease...

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