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
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
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
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
Horses tend to find themselves in troublesome situations more often than not, which is why it is imperative to have an equine first aid kit on hand. This reduces the risk of further injury and allows you to act quickly i
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
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
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
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
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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