The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) has launched a pilot project to tackle equine obesity. The scheme uses a traffic light colour system of vaccination reminder stickers which vets can place on the front of passports at each vaccination appointment. Read more
Leading laboratory Westgate Labs has forged a successful partnership with World Horse Welfare to tackle the ever-present threat of parasite infection in horses. Worm burdens are a significant feature of the nearly 2,000 situations that the 16 World Horse Welfare Field Officers attend annually. Read more
Laminitis is a painful condition involving inflammation of the laminae. In severe cases the laminae become inflamed all around the hoof resulting in uniform separation, when the limb is loaded the whole pedal bone then ‘sinks’ within the hoof. The prognosis following rotation is much worse; radiographs are useful to identify what had actually happened. Here Ed Lyall, BVetMed, CertEM (StudMed), MRCVS of the Sussex Equine Hospital explains more. Read more
As our country continues to bask in an unusually long heatwave, our horses health and welfare continues to be at the forefront of our minds. But how well do they cope in the heat? Equine Scientist and Haygain consultant Andrea Ellis investigates. Read more
Dr. C. Baldwin, BVetMed, MRCVS of Sussex Equine Hospital explains about blood transfusions in horses, why they are so much more complicated than human transfusions and how there is a one in a half a million chance of an exact match…Read more
Whilst the thought of a mare giving birth to twins may sound heart-warming, the reality is far from it, with only the occasional mare giving birth to two healthy foals. With this in mind, it is usual for vets to scan the mare 14 to 16 days after ovulation to identify whether she is pregnant with twins. Here Ed Lyall BvetMed CertEM MRCVS of the Sussex Equine Hospital explains the process used for identifying twins and what can be done if a mare is found to be carrying a twin pregnancy.Read more
Your mare has safely carried her special package for 11 months, but as her due date approaches it can be a worrying time. What to look out for and how will you know if things aren’t going right are amongst the familiar questions asked by breeders. Here Ed Lyall Vet Med Cert EM (StudMed) MRCVS of the Sussex Equine Hospital shares his advice from what to look out for during the final month of pregnancy to the birth of the foal.Read more
In summer 2017 the Sussex Equine Hospital moved from its original home in Arundel (formerly known as the Arundel Equine Hospital) to a purpose-built site in Ashington, near Pulborough. Fiona Rafferty went along to tour the impressive facilities.
The Sussex Equine Hospital was founded in 1951 and since that time has grown to a team of 55 including 20 specialist equine vets, veterinary nurses, grooms, laboratory technicians, pharmacy dispensers and a whole team of administrative staff who help with the smooth running of the busy hospital. Read more
A Research Grant Awarded for Research into Control of the Equine Tapeworm.
The Royal Veterinary College and Austin Davis Biologics Ltd, providers of EquiSal Tapeworm testing, have been awarded a research grant by Petplan Charitable Trust for a project entitled: “Improved control of the equine tapeworm, Anoplocephala, through new insights into the biology of the oribatid mite intermediate host.”