Veterinary

Veterinary

  • The ENDOCRINE disorder known as Cushing's disease - named after the American neurosurgeon Harvey Cushing - was something of a novelty in horses when I began working at Glasgow University's veterinary school in the late 1980s.

  • With THE season’s first foals already on the ground, thoughts turn to what this year’s breeding season might hold. 

  • THE RISKS of buying a horse online exposed after animal charities launch a new minimum standards for UK websites with Defra backing.

  • World renowned farrier Jim Ferrie is the latest expert to join an elite team being created to offer some of very best equine treatment in the north of England.

Feeding

Feeding

  • If you glance around the horsey press and look closely at all the adverts you will undoubtedly see magnesium mentioned on numerous occasions.

  • After the wettest winter on record, many of us have fields that leave a lot to be desired.
    Some parts will have been under water for weeks on end and there will almost certainly be areas that have been heavily poached.

  • Weaning can be a traumatic time for mare and foal, both psychologically and nutritionally, but with a bit of planning and preparation it needn't be too traumatic for either.

  • Temperatures are forecast to be high this weekend, so keep your horse cool with these tips from The Equine Vet Clinic.

  • By the time you read this we will, hopefully, be having weather more akin that expected at this time of year.

Farmer Right-hand Column