Archive for the ‘Horse’ Category


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Ross River Fever

Thursday, May 25th, 2017
Ross River Fever (RRF) is a serious disease that is carried through mosquitoes and distributed through horses and sometimes people. The disease is spread throughout Australia most commonly during the warmer months (Septe

Angle Load Horse Float vs Straight Load Horse Float

Thursday, May 11th, 2017
Buying a horse trailer is one of the toughest choices for any horse owner. With all the different options and combinations available, it is no wonder the decision can be pondered upon for many weeks. One of the greatest

Different Types of Horse Arenas

Thursday, May 4th, 2017
Have you ever thought of building your own horse arena? If so, then I’m sure you are well aware of all that goes in to making the perfect arena for your horses. If not, let us show you what you will need to consider wh