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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 ..

Feeding Horses in the Drought

Scone Equine Hospital - Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Feeding Horses in the Drought

Although there have been pockets of moderate rainfall along the eastern states, unfortunately drought conditions still dominate most areas and even with rain, recovery of feed growing areas will t ..

Common Vaccination Schedules For Your Horse

Scone Equine Hospital - Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Common Vaccination Schedules For Your Horse

Vaccines are a ‘cheap insurance’ to protect your horses from more costly (and potentially deadly) diseases. Many equine vaccinations are standard and will be administered for all horses, although  ..

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  ..

15 Tips For Travelling Your Horse

Scone Equine Hospital - Saturday, January 19, 2019
15 Tips For Travelling Your Horse

1. Get Familiar. Ensure your horse is familiar with loading/unloading and the environment on the truck or float they are travelling on. Minimising stress before travel is key. 2. Keep them ..

Heat Stress - Training And Competing In The Warmer Months

Scone Equine Hospital - Tuesday, January 08, 2019
Heat Stress - Training And Competing In The Warmer Months

With recent temperatures soaring, it is important to adjust training and management of all performance horses and not just the elite athletes. Exercise and muscle exertion create HEAT as a byp ..