Resistance, under dosing and your horse’s weight

Resistance, under dosing and your horses weight all go hand in hand. It is important to keep an eye on your horse’s weight, it is very important for accurate dosing of anthelmintics or other medications. Not all wormers treat the same combination of parasites. knowing the characteristics of each wormer and the types of worms you need to treat can […] Continue Reading

Sedation and analgesia of the difficult case

Gaining the upper hand – sedation and analgesia of the difficult case David Bardell BVSc CertVA DipECVAA PGCert(LTHE) FHEA MRCVS What do we mean by ‘difficult’? In the case of providing sedation and/or analgesia to our “difficult” patients these can include adequate access to the animal, dealing with temperamentally uncooperative animals, effective administration of the required drugs, animals which do […] Continue Reading

Equine Worming

Worming – Small Redworms (Cyathostomes) These are the most common worms in horses and they are infected from pasture contaminated by eggs passed out in faeces of infected horses. Although these worms are more prevalent in the summer they can be present all year round. The eggs can develop into adults in the gut within 5 weeks, they can either […] Continue Reading

Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome – An Overview

Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS): Horses have evolved over the thousands of years and have had many adaptations to the changing environments; however, modern day activities have tested their bodies to the maximum. But with ever evolving technology and modern techniques such conditions can be resolved more effectively. According to recent research in the western world, (with the use of […] Continue Reading

Administering Your Horse’s Wormer

A step-by-step guide on how to administer your horse’s wormer. Worming your horse can be a tricky business as it’s not always the highlight of your horse’s day. You need to ensure your horse remains calm and not set up a fight with the horse. Be ready to give your horse a treat to make the memory of worming positive. […] Continue Reading

The Golden Rules of Worming

Golden Rules of Worming Equids and worms share a very close relationship, it has often been quoted that every horse in the land has been exposed to internal parasites at some point during their life. This makes worming possibly one of the most ubiquitous healthcare choices that a horse owner has to make. With global warming lending its influence, it […] Continue Reading

Horse’s Vital Signs

If you are concerned that your horse is not feeling their normal self or is ‘under the weather’ then it can be a good idea to check their TPR (temperature, pulse, respiration) as a helpful indicator to the source of the problem, it can be very helpful to the vet if you can give these extra details when you speak […] Continue Reading

Norbrook Easywormer 15% Voucher!

Is your horse head shy or difficult to manage when administering products? Norbrook is offering you a 15% discount voucher for the MK1 Easywormer for horse owners. Simply print off, complete and post the voucher to the below address together with a cheque for £14.00 made out to VSM Ltd. Norbrook 15% discount offer C/O VSM Ltd P.O Box 2 Melton Mowbray […] Continue Reading

Anatomy of the Equine Paranasal Sinuses

You need Sinusitis like you need a hole in the head; Nomenclature of the paranasal sinuses The paranasal sinuses of mammals form complex air-filled structures, and probably exist for a variety of functions including, but not exhaustively: protection of internal cranial structures, maintaining structural strength without a significant increase in weight, augmenting vocalisation, and to increase intranasal cross-sectional area to […] Continue Reading