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Laminitis in horses

August 17th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
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

August 11th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
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

August 11th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
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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Guide to separation anxiety

August 10th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Separation anxiety can be a major problem for dog owners as it is very common. Dogs are highly sociable animals and can become anxious when separated from their owners. This anxiety can be displayed in a number of ways,
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Pop-up vet clinics for pets in need

August 9th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
The Sydney University Veterinary Teaching Hospital (SUVTH) is supporting a great cause by offering homeless and disadvantaged people access to quality veterinary care for their beloved pets. This was founded in an effort
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Why vet histories are so important

August 3rd, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Knowing your pet’s entire medical history can be hard, as many will have multiple visits to the veterinarian’s over their lifetime. Having a copy of your dog or cats vet records is important in determining what type
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Things you don’t want to tell your vet (but should)

July 31st, 2017 by Petplan Australia
For one reason or another, some pet owners find it hard to disclose some information to their vets. This may be due to them thinking that it isn’t important, they’re embarrassed, or that they don’t want to look sil
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Importance of vet checks when purchasing a horse

July 27th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
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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What can Petplan offer breeders?

July 26th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Petplan have been working with breeders for many years now, helping to strengthen the bond between business and customers. Our breeder network is over 2,000 strong and is growing daily. Petplan offer support materials to
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Equine focus on first aid: Lameness

July 21st, 2017 by Petplan Australia
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