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Choke

We often see a rise in the incidence of choke with the onset of autumn.  Choke is a blockage of the OESOPHAGUS (food pipe).  The oesophagus is a muscular tube,  leading from the mouth to the stomach, which moves food … Continue reading

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AUTUMN ALERT FOR ACORN POISONING.

With autumn upon us, fallen acorns are once again the talking point.  Actually ALL parts of the oak tree can be poisonous to most animals, not just the acorns, including the leaves, stems and oak blossoms when consumed in significant … Continue reading

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Denistry…. a routine part of daily practice

Dentistry is a routine part of daily practice.  Ensuring your horse’s teeth are kept in good working order will promote their healthy well being by improving performance both under saddle and nutritionally. Equine molar teeth are expected to grind tough hay, softer … Continue reading

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Introducing the Whitchurch Equine Veterinary Practice Supplement range:

Introducing the Whitchurch Equine Veterinary Practice Supplement range: Whitchurch Equine Veterinary Practice is able to supply a limited selection of Supplements to aid your horses or ponies well being.  The supplements cover the major problems seen in practice, such as … Continue reading

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ATTENTION: time for a poo sample?

From my records around 80% of faecal samples tested have returned with LOW-NEGATIVE results….meaning no treatment is required… IF these horses had been part of a ‘periodic’ worming programme, FOUR out of FIVE doses of Wormer would have been pointless … Continue reading

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Vaccination Advice

New Health Advice section covering Vaccinations in particular Equine Influenza vaccination. HOPEFULLY you all have your horse’s vaccinated against Equine Influenza….but what does that mean?  what is in that vial of vaccine? and why have I chosen this vaccine to … Continue reading

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“Lets Talk about Laminitis” ACTH BLOOD TEST OFFER

  Cushing’s disease (Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction, PPID) as you may be aware is a common ‘old pony’ disease, in which there is a degeneration of the pituitary gland, leading to less dopamine being produced. Dopamine regulates another part of the … Continue reading

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Phenylbutazone, Annexe IX and Horses ‘intended for human consumption’

Phenylbutazone, Annexe IX and Horses ‘intended for human consumption’. Horses, ponies and donkeys are considered to be food producing animals in the EU. That means any drugs administered to these animals must state a Minimal Withdrawl time afterwhich the animal may be … Continue reading

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Exotic disease found in Cornwall.

EQUINE INFECTIOUS ANAEMIA  diagnosed in Cornwall  Defra has confirmed that a case of Equine Infectious Anaemia (EIA) has been detected in a horse in Cornwall. Equine Infectious Anaemia is a virus disease of horses causing intermittent fever, anaemia, emaciation and … Continue reading

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Breeding season under way..

 This year’s breeding season is certainly under way.  The early warm spring weather brought many mares into season though the recent bout of torrential rain seems to have turned  some mares off!  advance planning is essential to a stressfree breeding programme.  If considering … Continue reading

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