Archive for the ‘Horse’ Category

 
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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
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Equine first aid and what you need

Thursday, August 24th, 2017
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
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Why was my claim denied?

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
We understand that to new policy holders, it may take a while to get your head around absolutely everything that we do and don’t cover. This is why our experienced customer service team take the time to talk you throug
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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