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How to give your dog a health check
How To - Health Monday 04 November 2013
Watch our video for tips from TV vet Matt Brash who shows Autumnwatch presenter Chris Packham how to give his dogs Itchy and Scratchy the once over. Dogs can pick up all sorts of bugs, ailme...
Autumn is the Time to Take Care of Tapeworms
How To - Health Wednesday 26 September 2012
Autumn time is here again, so don’t get distracted by the beautiful landscapes because you need to protect your horse against tapeworms. Tapeworm is a parasite that horses can pick up ...
How to keep a healthy gut - Brinicombe Equine
How To - Health Tuesday 11 September 2012
  During the harsh winter months accessibility to good quality grazing is reduced, as after the last flush in the autumn the rate of grass growth starts to decline and eventually ceases ...
How to manage back pain in horses
How To - Health Wednesday 27 June 2012
Ever wondered how to manage back pain in horses? Chartered Veterinary Physiotherapist Kirsty Haines explains. Some horses like people have back pain issues that are ongoing or prone to occu...
Preventing Delayed On-Set Muscle Soreness (DOMS) in horses
How To - Health Wednesday 27 June 2012
Ever wondered how to prevent Delayed On-Set Muscle Soreness (DOMS) in horses? Chartered Veterinary Physiotherapist Kirsty Haines explains. Being a bit gym phobic it's rare I experience...
How to treat and prevent back pain in horses
How To - Health Tuesday 29 May 2012
Chartered Veterinary Physiotherapist Kirsty Haines explains how to protect horses' back and core muscles and prevent back pain. When the bow and string goes ping!!! Many different analogies have...
How to spot forelimb lameness
How To - Health Tuesday 29 May 2012
Ever wondered how to spot forelimb lameness in horses? Chartered Veterinary Physiotherapist Kirsty Haines explains. I know you’re all thinking I’ve gone mad.  It’s ob...
Box rest, exercise, muscle development and horse health
How To - Health Wednesday 16 May 2012
Chartered Veterinary Physiotherapist Kirsty Haines specialises in horse health and equine clients make up about 75% of her caseload. She has been riding for more than 20 years and owns an Arab and a ...
How to worm your horse
How To - Health Thursday 22 December 2011

It is worth first asking why attention to worming is so important. A horse or pony heavily infested with worms will lack condition and find it hard to keep on weight. Ev...

Wobbler Syndrome
How To - Health Tuesday 15 November 2011
Wobbler Syndrome is a condition that causes a variety of symptoms in horses. Horses that are affected tend to stumble a lot under saddle, have an unusual or uneven gait and may show abnormal increa...
How to recognise Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD)
How To - Health Monday 14 November 2011
Coughing, wheezing and nasal discharge are all indicators of a respiratory problem. Often these disappear quickly of their own accord or are easily treated by a vet, but they are also symptoms of Chr...
What are the causes and remedies for head shaking or twitching
How To - Health Friday 11 November 2011
Although the cause of headshaking is a mystery research shows that it may be caused by various factors. It may be a behavioural problem (vice or misbehaviour)or a biological one caused by ill fitt...
How to recognise and treat choke and prevent it
How To - Health Friday 11 November 2011

Choke is a relatively common condition in horses. The oesophagus (which is a tube from the mouth to the stomach) becomes blocked. It is a common mis...

How to recognise and treat kissing spine
How To - Health Friday 11 November 2011
Kissing spine is a serious problem for horses that can cause the animals plenty of discomfort when out riding or when chilling in the stables. There are a number of symptoms of kissing spine, whic...
How to worm your horse or pony
How To - Health Thursday 04 August 2011

It is worth first asking why attention to worming is so important. A horse or pony heavily infested with worms will lack condition and find it hard...

Horse Health Professionals Guide
How To - Health Friday 03 December 2010
When it comes to horse health nobody likes to take chances. That is why there are a number of trained professionals who each take care of different aspects of the horse’s well-being. From people...
Horse Physio Guide
How To - Health Thursday 02 December 2010
Horse health can be helped in many different ways with horse physio being a great option. There are many different techniques depending on the issue, but this equine therapy can be very useful. Treatm...
Equine Complementary Therapy Guide: Chiropractic Care
How To - Health Tuesday 30 November 2010
Today, horse health can be maintained and treated with a number of different techniques. Complementary therapy is an ever-growing choice for many equine enthusiasts. Chiropractic horse care is no exce...
Equine Complementary Therapy Guide: Acupuncture
How To - Health Tuesday 30 November 2010
Acupuncture is not only a successful treat for humans. As an equine complementary therapy it is commonly used for horse health too. This equine therapy is administered by stimulating sore points with ...
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