Joint, ligament and tendon disease can be difficult to treat with traditional methods.
WE ARE on colic watch after seeing seven horses with gasey colic over a three-day spell.
When I started in equine practice it was pretty safe to assume that four out of five horses presenting with hindlimb lameness would have bone spavin or osteoarthritis of the small hock joints.
Summer usually brings relief for horses suffering from allergic respiratory disease - the equine equivalent of asthma caused by dust and moulds in hay and straw bedding that is now called recurrent airway obstruction, or RAO.
Unfortunately for the poor horse gastric ulcers are prevalent in the horse population.
What a great summer it has been.
Water is the single most important nutrient for all mammals.
If you glance around the horsey press and look closely at all the adverts you will undoubtedly see magnesium mentioned on numerous occasions.