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lameness

Lower limb lameness

Thursday, November 30th, 2017
The lower limb of a horse is a fragile structure that is constantly busy and is put under a lot of stress! As a result, it can be prone to many conditions. Common conditions Tendon problems:  Tendons are the structures
equine-health

Equine health in spring

Thursday, November 9th, 2017
As the weather changes, so does the body and the way it deals with the environment around us. This is the same for all animals, especially when it comes to spring and the weather starts to warm up. Petplan will take you
equine-hay-fever

Can horses get hay fever?

Thursday, October 26th, 2017
During the Spring and Summer times, many people will suffer from hay fever – making their eyes itch, noses run, and generally knock the energy out of them. Although it is somewhat different, horses are able to contract
spring-pastures

Introducing horses to spring pastures

Thursday, October 19th, 2017
With spring in full swing, we need to be careful when changing our horses from hay to pasture. Although they are both forms of forages, there is quite a significant difference seeing as though hay is only 15% moisture wh
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Preparing for horses during bushfire season

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
Bushfires are common throughout Australia. With high temperatures and dry summers come conditions of high fire danger. People put themselves at risk trying to save their pets and livestock at the last minute when under t
horse-worming

Worming your horse

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
Worming your horse regularly should be of top priority as they are susceptible to a number of internal parasites – along with a number of species of worms. These worms can include strongyles, roundworms, tapeworms, pin
horses-helping-people

How can horses help people?

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
When thinking of horses helping humans, we tend to get side tracked thinking about farm work, horse and cart or even horse related sports. However, there are numerous health and wellbeing benefits that humans can gain fr
horse-eyes

How do horse’s eyes work?

Thursday, September 14th, 2017
You may think that horses see the same as us; however they don’t see the world like we do. It will forever be a mystery as to exactly what horses see, although scientists have studied the components of their eye and ha
horse-whorls

Horse hair whorls

Thursday, September 7th, 2017
Most people will be familiar with a cowlick – the part in someone’s hair that no matter what you do to it, it won’t do what it’s told and will often go against the natural flow of your hair. Horses have very simi
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Focus on colic

Thursday, August 31st, 2017
Colic in horses is a fairly common illness that relates to the horses digestive system. It relates to severe abdominal pain that is characterised by pawing, rolling and restlessness.  Colic can come in a number of forms