Regular, timely equine news & advice
Read on for a host of equine healthcare advice and news that’s free and updated monthly. In the articles below you’ll find seasonal and local tips, information on how to keep your animals healthy and performing well, as well as information about other aspects of equine keepership. If you’d like us to email you whenever we update our equine news and advice, then simply….
Don’t forget, if you have a specific query you can always contact one of our equine vets.
Spring immunisations for your horse
Springtime usually signals an increase in activity for many horses, whether that’s more time out in the paddock, more riding, competitions, transport, and generally mixing with more people and potentially other horses.
What is a healthy body score for your horse?
Garston’s equine vets want to emphasise the importance of knowing your horse’s body score so you can take the best care of their health and welfare.
Symptoms and prevention tips for winter colic
Colic has many different types, causes and outcomes, and is the leading cause of premature equine death. It’s not always preventable, however, you can protect your horse from certain situations that predispose them to colic, such as cold weather.
Understand the RCVS/BEVA’s five stage equine vetting process
Purchasing a new horse or pony can be a daunting decision and whatever the animal’s intended purpose, it’s advisable to have an expert opinion on hand to help. Our equine veterinary team at Garston Vets has helped many equine keepers over the years and are well versed on the RCVS/BEVA’s 5-stage equine vetting process.
Headshaking in horses; causes, diagnosis and treatment.
Whilst it’s a common condition in horses, because the clinical signs are not all that specific headshaking can be difficult to diagnose and treat. If you think your horse is beginning to show signs of headshaking please contact our equine vets.