25% of the horse population suffer from lameness at any given time and up to 60% of these lameness cases can be attributed in degenerative joint disease (DJD) or the more commonly used term arthritis.
The number of cases of equine flu is continuing to rise with the Animal Health Trust warning that the rate of new cases is likely to increase as the competition season gets into full swing. In one week in May alone there were 14 new cases confirmed which is the second highest since the outbreak began.
New equine identification regulations mean that it is now a legal requirement for all horses in England, Scotland and Wales to be microchipped as well as having a passport.
Hey it’s Stacey, I’m super excited to be blogging for Loch Leven Equine Practice. Last week I got to meet Sarah and Sam, the other bloggers and we got a tour of the clinic, which was really good.
The team at Loch Leven Equine Practice is set to cycle, run and walk ‘around the world’, whilst raising awareness and money for two charities close to their hearts.
This month we are celebrating Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month (VNAM) in recognition of our veterinary nurses and the important role they play in looking after your horse when they come to visit us at the clinic or assisting the vets out on calls.
Hi there! My name is Sam Scrimgeour and I have a rising 6 year old Scottish Sports Horse gelding named ID known in the ring as Idunno (a name that always seems to raise a smile!)
Hello everyone, my name is Stacey and this handsome lad is Marlo aka Mr Marlo, aka The Pie, aka Marlon, the list goes on. We always seem to have many nicknames for our furries don’t we? He is my best pal and always seems to listen to me without interruption, horses are so good for that! Marlo is a 16.1hh Clydesdale x TB and boy am I lucky to have him in my life. I am biased of course but I know he is just perfect.
Hi I am Sarah, I'm 28 years old and live in Fife. I work as a Dental Therapist in various practices across Fife which funds my equestrian addiction. I absolutely live for adrenaline fuelled eventing on my gravity defying cob Flash. I have been lucky enough to know Flash since he was a few hours old but never dreamed he would be my ‘type'. I bought him as an early Christmas present for myself when he was 3 years old and have never looked back, I guess you could say I am now a true ‘cob convert’
This weekend is definitely going down as a learning experience. After a nine hour drive with a couple of stops on route, the boys (Archie & Euan 11 & 8 years) and I arrived at Hartpury exhausted but very excited. After finding the stable manager’s office and getting our passport checked we were able to get Splash settled into his stable and unpack everything.