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21 Reasons To Contact Your Veterinarian This Foaling Season

Scone Equine Hospital - Monday, September 03, 2018
21 Reasons To Contact Your Veterinarian This Foaling Season

Just like human children, foals can deteriorate rapidly if early stages of illness aren’t detected. Taking note of subtle changes or behaviours in your newborn can be vital in knowing what normal  ..

New Foal On The Way? Why You Need A Foal Health Check

Scone Equine Hospital - Monday, August 27, 2018
New Foal On The Way? Why You Need A Foal Health Check

Have you got a new foal on the way? Organising a foal health check is a must for all of your new four legged friends. It is important that newborn foals receive a proper veterinary examination wit ..

Preparing Your Stallion For The Breeding Season

Scone Equine Hospital - Monday, August 20, 2018
Preparing Your Stallion For The Breeding Season

We often see articles for mare preparation for the breeding season but what about stallions? Being 50% of the breeding pair, these guys should not be overlooked in preparation for the breeding sea ..

Eight Characteristics of Normal Foal Behaviour

Scone Equine Hospital - Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Eight Characteristics of Normal Foal Behaviour

Before looking for abnormalities when assessing a newborn foal, it is important to have a thorough understanding of what is normal. Below are eight key characteristics of normal foal behaviour to  ..

Preparing Your Dry Mare This Breeding Season

Scone Equine Hospital - Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Preparing Your Dry Mare This Breeding Season

Breeding your broodmare is a big decision. There are so many things to consider… stallion choices, reproductive options, veterinary costs and so much more! The ultimate goal is to have a he ..

Five Tips For Preparing For The Foaling Season

Scone Equine Hospital - Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Five Tips For Preparing For The Foaling Season

1. Know Your Mare’s Due Date The gestation period of a mare is normally 330-362 days. You will find a great gestation calculator at - https://thehorse.com/tools/mare-gestation-calculato ..

Five Steps To Improving Your Horses Dental Health

Scone Equine Hospital - Monday, July 09, 2018
Five Steps To Improving Your Horses Dental Health

1. GET REGULAR! Regular dental examinations are key to maintaining a healthy mouth. Horses teeth continue to grow throughout the horses life to compensate for the high degree of wear of abrasi ..

Worm Control - Are You Up To Date?

Scone Equine Hospital - Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Worm Control - Are You Up To Date?

Over the past two decades our knowledge and understanding of worm burdens in the horse has changed significantly. Traditional thinking was to attempt to completely rid horses of worms – this invol ..

What Is Your Equine Emergency Plan?

Scone Equine Hospital - Tuesday, April 10, 2018
What Is Your Equine Emergency Plan?

What is your equine emergency plan? This month we are all about FIRST AID at Scone Equine Group! When it comes to equine emergencies, having a clear plan in place is the best prevention for a  ..

New Study on Hendra

Scone Equine Hospital - Thursday, March 22, 2018
New Study on Hendra

A recent article published by Schemann et al in the Australian Veterinary Journal has found there is no evidence to suggest the Hendra virus vaccine affects Thoroughbred race horse performance. Th ..