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Laminitis in horses

Thursday, August 17th, 2017
Laminitis can be a common ailment in horses as it is the inflammation of the laminae of the foot – which is the soft tissue structures that attach the bone of the foot to the hoof wall. This disease causes severe pain
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Showing preparation

Friday, August 11th, 2017
If you regularly show your horse, you know it can be an exciting and stressful time for all involved. Instead of waiting right until the last minute to be prepared for the showing, Petplan have put together some handy ti
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Retired racehorses – the perfect horse

Friday, August 11th, 2017
While many horses have an illustrious career as a race-horse, there are a few that change their career path after retirement.  There are thousands of horses retiring each year from racing, while some are put out to past
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Importance of vet checks when purchasing a horse

Thursday, July 27th, 2017
Vetting a horse before purchase is an extremely important step that is highly recommended. Buying a horse is not only a daunting experience; it can also be extremely costly. Before you decide to purchase the one that you
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Equine focus on first aid: Lameness

Friday, July 21st, 2017
With the help of Petplan Equine UK vet Gil Riley we bring you this guide to explain lower limb lameness. The lower limb of a horse is a fragile structure that is constantly busy and is put under a lot of stress! As a res
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Importance of Equine Insurance

Friday, July 14th, 2017
A true horse owner will know how much a part of the family their equine friend really is. We spend so much time with them through feeding, riding, play and endless hours keeping them comfortable and safe. This is why we
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Winter health problems for horses

Thursday, July 6th, 2017
Horse safety in winter is our number one priority; however no matter how much time we put in to protecting our horses, there are a number of potential illnesses and problems that can arise. Petplan will take a look at 5
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Winter dehydration in horses

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017
Winter can bring along a host of problems for horses, one of the main ones being dehydration. Many people think that because it is cold their horses won’t want to drink much which can lead to your horse suffering from
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Equine Vaccinations

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
Many equine vaccinations are standard and will be administered for all horses, although there are a range of vaccinations that will only be prescribed if there is a significant risk to the horse due to a possible outbrea
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Stringhalt

Thursday, June 8th, 2017
Stringhalt is a somewhat common disease in Australia, but what is it exactly and how can you help your horse? Petplan will take a look in to stringhalt, the causes, diagnosis and treatment for your horses. What is string