• HORSES will be horses so, let's face it, at some point you may be unlucky enough to have a horse that has to be on box-rest.

  • Recurrent laryngeal neuropathy is a common disease of horses that has been recognised for centuries.

  • Embryo transfer is a technique that allows us to breed from mares without interrupting their training/competition diary by using a surrogate mare to carry the foal.

  • When it comes to routine healthcare for your horse, a flu vaccination given once a year might seem like just another one of those things to remember to have done.

  • 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.

  • 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.