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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….


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BEVA Launches ‘Don’t Break Your Vet’ Campaign

April 4th, 2022

Research has been recently published in the journal Equine Veterinary Education showing that equine vets have one of the highest injury risks of all civilian professions. Evidence suggests the risk of being hurt at work is greater than that of firefighters or construction workers to put it into perspective! Facts: Almost a quarter of all […]

Equine Asthma

March 28th, 2022

Have you noticed your horse is coughing, perhaps whilst eating or starting to exercise? At the end of the Winter, after increased periods of being stabled and eating dry forage, susceptible horses are more likely to be suffering from Equine Asthma, a term which describes conditions previously classed as Recurrent Airway Obstruction (RAO), Inflammatory Airway […]

Winter weight management

November 30th, 2021

Has your pony waddled in from the summer paddock looking a little too well? Or is he looking great having gained some condition after a few months of good grazing? Either way, feeding your horse to lose or maintain body weight through the winter can be challenging. Horses living in the wild experience a natural […]

Autumn Watch – Sycamore poisoning & atypical myopathy

September 20th, 2021

Atypical myopathy, known as sycamore poisoning, is a frequently fatal disease of horses in the UK caused by eating sycamore seeds, and possibly the leaves. The disease is most common in the autumn, typically around October, and often occurs as an outbreak when large numbers of seeds fall onto the pasture following bad weather. These […]

Welcome to the equine team Kate

August 11th, 2021

We’d like to introduce you to our new vet Kate, who joined our equine team this month Kate has recently qualified from Liverpool vet school after an 8 year career in engineering before taking the plunge to study veterinary science. Outside of work, Kate is kept busy looking after her two ex-race horses George and […]

How to tell if it’s too hot to ride your horse

July 14th, 2021

Did you know that less than 20 minutes of gentle exercise increases a horse’s body temperature to dangerous levels? By exercising  your horse when it’s cooler and less humid you can really help to keep things cool. Don’t forget that they will need more fresh water sources and shade from full sun. Clipping long hair […]

BozMerix – A new product aimed at supporting joint function

June 10th, 2021

As all horse owners are aware, there are many different products and supplements on the market to support joint health and manage arthritis in our horses, ranging from pharmaceuticals such as phenylbutazone (bute) to herbal remedies such as turmeric.  Choosing the right therapy for your horse and how best to manage their condition, is a conversation our equine […]

Spring immunisations for your horse

February 14th, 2021

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?

January 14th, 2021

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

December 7th, 2020

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.

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