Equine Blog

Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - 11:33am
We are all looking forward to Spring approaching. However, it is important to be vigilant to both prevent and quickly recognise laminitis,...
Thursday, 18 January 2018 - 3:11pm
Bird Flu Detected in Wild Birds in Warwickshire Highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu has been detected in wild birds in Warwickshire. This is the...
Thursday, 15 June 2017 - 10:42am
If you are concerned that your horse/pony may have Cushings (PPID) and has not already been diagnosed then contact us on 01584 841 080 to book...
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 - 9:50am
Removal of housing requirement in Higher Risk Areas from 13 April The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) have today announced https://www...
Friday, 7 April 2017 - 11:56am
We were called out to this horse as she presented very lame on her right fore and had cellulitis of her lower limb. After closer examination it...
Thursday, 2 March 2017 - 4:39pm
A couple of weeks ago Paddy’s owner noticed a swelling on the side of his face that was discharging pus. On examination this was confirmed as...
Monday, 6 February 2017 - 1:46pm
Pregnancy in the horse is typically accepted as varying from 335-342 days however, on the odd occasion, can range from as little as 315 to over...
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 - 9:07am
It’s not commonly known that horses, like cats, have a third eyelid. When something like a twig approaches the eye they contract the muscles...
Friday, 6 January 2017 - 9:41am
Ulceration of the equine eye is a common condition. The position of the equine eye, its marked inflammatory response to injury and the flighty...
Friday, 6 January 2017 - 9:30am
Choke is a relatively common condition in the horse that occurs when the horse’s oesophagus (the tube that takes food from the back of the...
Thursday, 1 December 2016 - 10:37am
Veterinary associations are leading calls for livestock and horse owners to take precautionary measures to protect their animals from flooding...
Update to our Equine Planned Visit Scheme (WV16)
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 4:01pm
You asked, we listened! Due to popular demand our Planned Visit Scheme will now be visiting WV16 post codes on Monday instead of Wednesdays,...
Equine Case Study: Too Many Teeth
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 3:19pm
Deciduous Teeth: Case Study with Blossom As veterinary surgeons, we are sometimes presented with horses’ mouths that have extra teeth or teeth...
Equine Case Study: Epithelial Iris Cyst
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 2:57pm
This case was a 9 year old Arab gelding who was presented to the vet because the owner noticed a problem with his vision in the right eye. The...
How to Spot & Treat Laminitis
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 2:36pm
The laminae are interwoven, sensitive ‘leaves’ of tissue which suspend the pedal bone within the hoof. Laminitis is inflammation of these...
Severn Edge Equine Vets and St Georges Equine join forces from 1st March 2016
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 10:30am
Severn Edge Equine Vets based in Bridgnorth are delighted to be the chosen partner of St George’s Veterinary Group’s Equine Division to provide...
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 - 1:47pm
Atypical myopathy (also known as “sycamore poisoning”) is an acute, severe muscle disease which is fatal in up to 75% of cases. This disease is...