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Psittacosis

Scone Equine Hospital - Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Psittacosis

Chlamydia psittaci is a bacterium carried by birds. It can cause a respiratory disease in people called Psittacosis and has also been linked to abortion in mares. Since the 2015 Stud Seas ..

Caterpillars and Abortions

Scone Equine Hospital - Monday, May 16, 2016
Caterpillars and Abortions

Studies at the University of Queensland and field research at the Hunter Valley Equine Research Centre have demonstrated that exposure to hairy Processionary Caterpillars or their nest material ca ..

The Importance of Dentistry in the Broodmare

Scone Equine Hospital - Monday, April 18, 2016
The Importance of Dentistry in the Broodmare

The horse's normal chewing cycle results in balanced dental wear which, in the absence of dental abnormalities, serves the horse well. The process of domestication and the advent of processed feed ..

Foaling

Scone Equine Hospital - Monday, November 02, 2015
Foaling

The arrival of the first foals of the stud season brings a smile to the face of everyone connected with the breeding industry. It is a symbol of the eternal optimism that characterises those peopl ..