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Eye Problems in Horses

Scone Equine Hospital - Thursday, January 28, 2021
Eye Problems in Horses

Horses have the largest eye of any land mammal and injuries can impact training and quality of life. Some performance organisations have set standards into the amount of vision present to protect  ..

What is a Caslicks procedure and why do some mares need them?

Scone Equine Hospital - Wednesday, November 25, 2020
What is a Caslicks procedure and why do some mares need them?

I recently saw a wanted advertisement for a broodmare stating that it must NOT have a Caslick’s in place. It got me thinking, why the negative stigma? In some countries in the world a mare without ..

Freezing Epididymal Spermatozoa in a Deceased Stallion

Scone Equine Hospital - Friday, October 23, 2020
Freezing Epididymal Spermatozoa in a Deceased Stallion

Smooth Like Cactus was in his prime. Cow horse, campdrafts and stockmans challenges – you name it, he excelled! He stood his first breeding season in 2018 as a 5 yr old at Tamworth Equine Veterina ..

Monitoring the pregnant mare

Scone Equine Hospital - Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Monitoring the pregnant mare

There is nothing quite as exciting as foaling season! With recent rain many pregnant mares have been happily turned out onto grassy paddocks. It can be a devastating loss however when spring  ..

Getting the stallion ready for the breeding season

Scone Equine Hospital - Friday, July 31, 2020
Getting the stallion ready for the breeding season

Feeding the stallion While maintenance of fertility is of utmost importance in the care of breeding stallions, they must also be kept looking their best, sound, energetic and disease fre ..

Getting your mare ready for the breeding season

Scone Equine Hospital - Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Getting your mare ready for the breeding season

In the dark depths of winter, it is sometimes easier to think about log fires and hot cups of tea rather than getting your horses ready for the breeding season!But now is the time! If we start ear ..

So You Are Expecting?

Scone Equine Hospital - Thursday, June 18, 2020
So You Are Expecting?

It may be your first foal, or you may be an experienced horse breeder but are both you and your mare foaling ready? Feeding the pregnant broodmare All too often as an equine nutrition ..

Cutaneous Habronemiasis or ‘Summer Sores’

Scone Equine Hospital - Monday, May 04, 2020
Cutaneous Habronemiasis or ‘Summer Sores’

Cutaneous Habronemiasis or ‘Summer Sores’ are currently prevalent in our horse population due to the recent rain and the humid conditions of Summer and Autumn. These lesions develop in wounds or m ..

Potential Problems and Clinical Signs to look out for in your New Foal

Scone Equine Hospital - Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Potential Problems and Clinical Signs to look out for in your New Foal

Meconium Retention Meconium is a newborn foal’s first manure and is composed of intestinal secretions and fluid ingested by the foal while in utero. Meconium can range from firm pellets to pas ..

10 Steps to Managing Your Horse with Colic

Scone Equine Hospital - Wednesday, March 27, 2019
10 Steps to Managing Your Horse with Colic

That dreaded word ‘colic’! It is a word that no horse owner wants to encounter! Whether it is a mild or more severe case of abdominal pain in your horse, it is important to have an action plan in  ..