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  • Shake it off…

    Shake It Off: Headshaking explained At this time of year, vets report a dramatic increase in the number of horses showing signs of “headshaking”. This is a significant neurological disease More…

  • Starting from Scratch…

    Starting from Scratch: A Brief Overview of Summer Skin Complaints Luckily for us the skin is the largest organ in the horse’s body, which means that spotting the problems with More…

  • And Breathe…

    And Breathe: A look at common breathing problems Recurrent airway obstruction (RAO) is a common condition in many different types of horses. It is a performance limiting problem commonly caused by More…

  • Is your horse prone to Laminitis?

    Laminitis is a painful inflammatory condition of the tissues (laminae) that bond the hoof wall to the pedal bone in the horses hoof. It can affect any horse, of any More…

  • Evie Breezes through Vale View

    Despite Evie being very poorly, Breeze has proved to be a continued source of distraction and fun.   Having qualified for trailblazers 2nd rounds at Vale View, we look forward More…

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Shake it off…

Shake It Off: Headshaking explained At this time of year, vets report a dramatic increase in the number of horses showing signs of “headshaking”. This is a significant neurological disease and shouldn’t be taken lightly. The abnormal movements range from small “tics” to severe and distressing jerking of the head. Most horses will shake their […]

And Breathe…

And Breathe: A look at common breathing problems Recurrent airway obstruction (RAO) is a common condition in many different types of horses. It is a performance limiting problem commonly caused by an allergic respiratory response. Signs include: – chronic cough – nasal discharge – increased respiratory rate (tachypnoea) and effort (dyspnoea) Episodes of RAO are usually […]

Is your horse prone to Laminitis?

Laminitis is a painful inflammatory condition of the tissues (laminae) that bond the hoof wall to the pedal bone in the horses hoof. It can affect any horse, of any age or sex, at any time of the year. Laminitis is caused by weakening of the supporting lamina within the hoof, leading to painful tearing […]

Horse Fitness, by Jennifer Olivier, Veterinary Physiotherapist, MCSP

Horse Fitness: We all know that a horse has to be fit to do his or her job but do we really know how to recognise the signs of fatigue, do we know if our training regime is enough and do we know if the horse is physically comfortable to perform the tasks we are […]

Did you know #1

Unique Advice We offer advice over the phone, absolutely FREE! We have a trained team of advisers and ultimately, if the issue you are facing is outside of their experience and training, you can talk directly with our vet, James Evans MRCVS. Yes, we know it’s an exceptional service… but hey, we think Global Herbs customers are […]