Equine Fact sheets

This page, and the fact sheets featured are aimed at you, the horse owner to help you to care for your horse in the yard. We hope you find the content useful. For more information please call: 07841 575376

We offer emergency 24hr cover for all our patients every day of the year.

Castrations

Castrations are generally carried out for ease of management. If left entire colts will very rarely be able to run with other horses, and as they get older can become more and more difficult to handle posing serious risk to the people and horses around them.

Pre-purchase examinations

At Beningbrough Equine we are able to perform pre-purchase examinations at the client’s request to assess the horse’s suitability for the intended purpose. We can carry out either a two or five stage vetting.

Wound healing

Emergency First Aid What you can do: Restrain and calm the horse. Limit movement until a close examination has been carried out! Control any bleeding with direct pressure. This is best done by Applying short term pressure bandage to area.

Strangles

Strangles is an highly contagious respiratory infection of horses that is caused by the bacterium Streptococcus equi (S. equi). It is one of the oldest known equine infectious diseases and is the most commonly diagnosed equine infectious diseases around the world.

Foaling

Be Prepared Your mare should be taken to the foaling location at least 3-4 weeks before the expected foaling date, so that she can produce antibodies to the bugs present in the environment where the foal will be born as it is these antibodies that will be passed on to the foal.

Vaccinations

Vaccination is essential to the health of your horse by providing protection against infections in the UK that can cause serious illness. Tetanus The horse is the most susceptible of all domestic animals to Tetanus. The causal organism is commonly found in the soil and usually enters the body via wounds.

Atypical myopathy

Atypical Myopathy (AM) is a highly fatal muscle disease in grazing horses – mostly in Autumn and Spring – causing the destruction of respiratory, cardiac and postural muscles. It has been shown that the suspected toxin hypoglycin A is found in Sycamore seeds. It appears that young horses are more susceptible.

Worming

Many species of worm that effect horses can live inside a horse, but they can be grouped according to their life cycles, consequences to the horse, and susceptibility to drugs.

Dentistry

To keep up to date with the latest advances in Equine Dentistry Tom has attended the latest joint British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) / British Veterinary Dental association (BVDA) joint course. At Beningbrough Equine we offer both manual hand rasping and more advanced motorised treatments.

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