Vet advice

Jump straight to the Horse & Hound veterinary archive

vet examining a horseHorse & Hound veterinary experts report on the latest equine veterinary research and developments in the magazine every week. These features can be read online as part of our H&H VIP service.

We also have an extensive online archive of free vet advice covering an wide range of conditions. These range from common problems such as mud fever, colic and laminitis to less frequent conditions like grass sickness and heart problems.

We know that any time your horse is unwell is extremely stressful, so our free vet advice is designed to give you the information you need to help you make an informed decision about the next step in your horse’s care. However, we would always recommend you speak to your own vet in order to get their expert opinion on any veterinary issues about your horse.

*This archive is not intended to replace the advice of a qualified equine vet*

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How does stress affect our horses? [H&H VIP]

Research into the way our horses think and behave has the potential to enhance welfare and performance. Gemma Pearson MRCVS explains how the latest findings about stress are relevant to…

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5 facts about pedal bone fractures [H&H VIP]

Fractures of the pedal bone are fairly common and can occur in horses and ponies of all ages, types and breeds. Karen Coumbe MRCVS gets the facts straight

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How to treat ethmoid haematomas [H&H VIP]

With their origins hidden within the nasal cavities, ethmoid haematomas can obstruct the airways and cause nosebleeds. Gaining access to these areas is just one of the treatment challenges, as…

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Do grazing muzzles work? [H&H VIP]

Peter Green MRCVS looks into the latest research about how grazing muzzles work — and whether horses can eat more grass through them depending on the type of pasture they…