What can we do to reduce the risk of colic in horses that crib-bite and windsuck?
There is a massive industry based upon non-pharmaceutical remedies for lameness. The question is, do they work?
At the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) annual congress last month, mention was made of a newly recognised lung condition first reported in the USA in 2007
Many former racehorses go on to enjoy second careers, but the stresses and strains of the racetrack often leave veterinary legacies that need careful management
Injuries to the sacroiliac joint — the horse’s hind-end motor — are hard to diagnose and even harder to treat
Falls, kicks and collisions can lead to broken jaws — fractures can even be self-inflicted. But this part of the horse’s body is remarkably adept at healing
Colitis affects the colon, which is a stretch of gut the width of a car tyre and a major player in the digestion and absorption of the indigestible sugars in hay, grass and other green plants
The bacteria Rhodococcus equi is becoming an increasing threat to British breeding
Why have so few people heard about it and do we need to worry about it?
Runny eyes are a common ailment in the summer, but it is important to distinguish between fly-induced weeping and more serious ailments
Breaking ribs is a painful injury for both horses and humans
The most common cause of shoulder lameness in adult horses is a traumatic accident — a fall or a collision, for example
Anaesthesia in any species carries uncertainties but, compared with humans — or dogs — equine anaesthesia is particularly risky
Defra is reviewing regulations surrounding equine disease outbreaks after four horses contracted equine infectious anaemia (EIA or swamp fever) in the UK last year
The myth that laminitis only affects obese ponies is one that vets and research bodies are working hard to dispel
Strangles is the most frequently diagnosed infectious disease of horses worldwide
The UK has been hit by both swamp fever and equine viral arteritis (EVA) in the past year, so what can we do to guard against infections?
Penile cancer is the second most common form of cancer in equines, so what are the early warning signs?
Diagnosing lameness and making a long-term prognosis has become more accurate with the use of MRI
The causes of sudden death in horses are not always clear, but a new study by the University of Edinburgh may offer some clues