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Equine Grass Sickness

Equine grass sickness is a life-threatening disease affecting the horse’s nervous system and intestinal tract that has been recognised for more than 100 years. It is particularly prevalent in the UK. Clinical signs of the disease can vary…
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Sweet - Itch

Sweet-Itch Proteins within the saliva of midges cause a localised allergic reaction within the skin, which is colloquially called ‘Sweet Itch’. It is characterised by persistent itching. Some horses may become irritable, restless and in…
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Equine- Spring Warning!

Equine - Spring Warning! Spring is in the air; the flowers are blooming and the trees and paddocks are turning a lovely shade of green. Sadly, it can also mean hidden dangers for your horse. The warmer weather and rain brings an increase in…
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Equine Worming

Excessive Equine Worming within the horse population has led to a growing resistance problem. This has manifested with some wormers only having a 10% efficacy in most horses in the UK. It is therefore essential that the problem is tackled and…
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Equine Infectious Disease

Concerned about equine infectious disease and biosecurity? Or just want to know more. Head to www.xlequine.co.uk to see the XLVets Spring campaign Plan.Protect.Prevent. Lots of information on the common infectious dieases that we encounter…
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Laminitis

Does your horse or pony suffer from laminitis? If they do, or you think they might, give us a call and have a look at this website www.talkaboutlaminitis.co.uk Lots of information about laminitis, what causes it and tips on how to manage…