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Choke in horses

Choke in horses

Choke is a relatively common condition in horses. It occurs when an item, often a ball of feed, gets caught in the oesophagus when they are eating. It is usually fairly acute in onset. Symptoms The symptoms of a horse with choke vary but they usually have froth and feed running from their nostrils. They may also demonstrate gagging, coughing, and colic like symptoms ...
January 19, 2018 0 Comments
Farm Animals in Spring

Farm Animals in Spring

Spring is here...

After a relatively warm wet winter there are some conditions that we are examining farm animals for.

September 26, 2016 0 Comments
Australian Stringhalt in Horses

Australian Stringhalt in Horses

Stringhalt is characterised by a change in hind leg gait where there is exaggerated flexion of the hind legs when moving. Either a single or both legs are affected. Occasionally the front legs or other parts of the body may also be affected, such as the larynx, which can lead to problems breathing. 

February 11, 2016 0 Comments
Equine Cushing's Disease and Metabolic Syndrome

Equine Cushing's Disease and Metabolic Syndrome

Laminitis is a common problem with horses, particularly middle aged to older ponies. Many of our patients have underlying medical conditions that may predispose them to laminitis. Two of the most common syndromes associated with chronic or recurrent laminitis are equine Cushing's disease and equine metabolic syndrome.
December 9, 2015 0 Comments
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