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October 2012 Newsletter

AM Atypical Myopathy Or SPM Seasonal Pasture Myopathy Researchers at the University of Minnesota have reported the cause of SPM to be a toxin found within the seed of the box elder tree. Atypical Myopathy or Seasonal Pasture Myopathy is a devastating disease of the muscles which is fatal in …

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Conditions Of The Foal

This article aims to cover the most common reasons why a young foal might need veterinary attention. Diarrhoea Diarrhoea is a common condition in foals. Up to 80% of foals will suffer from diarrhoea in the first 6 months of life. Most cases are mild but some are potentially life …

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Your Foal’s First Year

Having to wait for something always makes it seem more precious, and waiting almost a year for a foal to hit the ground after the careful planning of stallion etc makes the arrival of a foal even more exciting. However, as with all neonates, if anything goes wrong with a …

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Equine Gastric Ulceration Syndrome (EGUS)

Symptoms Does your horse suffer from any of the following? Poor appetite or weight loss Poor body condition or hair coat Recurrent colic Poor performance Behavioural changes “grumpiness” Discomfort on girth tightening Crib biting (possible link) Prevalence Did you know that gastric ulcers can affect leisure and performance horses as …

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The Foaling Process And When To Call The Vet

As discussed in a previous article, knowing when your mare is going to give birth is not just as simple as counting the days and often involves many nights of interrupted sleep checking her. Udder development, waxing up of the teats, and relaxation of the pelvic ligaments either side of …

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