Equine

Who killed Black Caviar’s $5 million baby brother?

As you have surely heard, Jimmy was euthanised after he developed severe laminitis. Laminitis refers to inflammation of the tissue connecting the hoof capsule to the pedal bone (bottom bone in the foot).  A complicated and interrelated set of events occurs, which if severe enough can result in rotation and/or displacement of the pedal bone …

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Sinus Disease in Horses

Snotty noses and all those other symptoms that make you feel miserable, are fairly common in horses. Without a thorough investigation, diagnosis and treatment of the underlying cause, sinus disease can become chronic, and will severely limit the horse’s health and performance. **Warning*** some of the images may be upsetting to some people. With thanks …

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Are you feeding the right supplement for bighead?

In this 13 minute video Dr Shannon Lee talks with Dr Jennifer Stewart about “Big Head” – Nutritional Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (NSH) – in horses. Dr Stewart explains: That “bighead” is only the end stage of the disease! Your horse can have soft weak bones without you even knowing. What causes this disease. Learn to recognize the …

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