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Horse & Hound’s winter issue of Ask The Vet is on sale now in all good newsagents.

This must-have publication for every horse owner boasts 100 pages of clear, practical horse care advice written by some of the best vets in the UK — all drawing on the latest research.

Rainy DaysAre you ready for winter? Prepare for the cold season with unmissable tips for keeping your horse happy and healthy — from diet dilemmas for every type of equine, to preventing boredom and winter-proofing your yard. There’s also five common wet weather conditions explained, plus veterinary advice for how to avoid them.

Back from the brinkA leg injury doesn’t have to spell the end of a competition horse’s career. Find out how leading riders have got their equines back on track against the odds and have gone on to achieve great things. Don’t miss the latest veterinary advice on common leg problems and how to avoid them, plus why hydrotherapy is becoming an increasingly popular way to rehabilitate poorly limbs.

SkinGet the low-down on sarcoids — what they are, the latest veterinary thinking and the treatment options available — plus melanoma, ringworm and allergies.

Losing an eye isn’t a disaster — as Hickstead Derby winner Adventure De Kannan proves — but what’s the procedure and how do horses cope?

H&H Ask The Vet also investigates the new test for tapeworm; what you should consider before breeding from your mare and why having a horse vetted isn’t a case of yes or no from your vet.

TravelCould you handle an emergency? From catastrophic wounds to foot abscesses, horses getting cast and colic — don’t miss a six-page practical first-aid guide to coping if the worst happens. Learn how to protect your horse from winter colic, manage kissing spines, alleviate painful gastric ulcers in one easy step, understand Cushings plus a no-nonsense guide to keeping a horse barefoot.

A&E

Most horses travel at some point in their lives, and for many it is a regular occurrence. But long journeys can be stressful — do you do all you can to alleviate potential problems? Accidents do happen, as riders and vets reveal — including one who treated a colicing horse in an M5 service station.

Ask The Vet is in the shops now!