See our latest Factsheets for horse owners…

As specialists equine vets in Devon we have a duty of care to ensure the best possible treatment goes to our patients and their owners. To help us to help you we like to share our wisdom when we are visiting a yard or consulting with clients. Here you’ll find some further helpful information to help you care for your horses. We hope you find these Factsheets useful, and remember we’re always on hand to provide support and advice.

There has recently been a number of cases of Atypical Myopathy (AM) diagnosed in the UK and subsequently a lot of information in the press and online. As a result of several people asking questions, we feel our clients would probably appreciate a summary of the latest research and information regarding this disease.

Sweet Itch is an allergic skin condition to the saliva of biting midges.

Strangles is common. There are more than 600 recorded outbreaks in the UK every year on average, and probably many more that go unrecorded. Any horse is at risk of contracting strangles, but owners can significantly reduce that risk by being aware and proactive.

Gastroscopy is the only accurate was to diagnose EGUS. This is done under standing sedation at your own yard using our portable video system.

Kissing spines is likely to cause pain and discomfort for your horse and occurs when the spinous processes of the vertebrae touch or rub together.

Foal Heat Diarrhoea is the name given for the short periods of diarrhoea often seen in foals aged 5 to 14 days old who are otherwise fit and healthy. It is seen in 80-95% of normal foals, with no breed pre-disposition.

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