Pregnancy diagnosis in the mare

Pregnancy diagnosis in the mare

There are several ways to diagnose pregnancy in the mare: Ultrasound scan Rectal palpation Blood test Ultrasound scan The most common method of diagnosing pregnancy used by vets is ultrasonography. Timing for this is crucial. There are several important factors to...
Are Gastric ulcers a problem?

Are Gastric ulcers a problem?

We’re sure many of you will know a horse that has had gastric ulcers in the past, but what is actually going on? There are two broad regions of the horse’s stomach; the squamous region and the glandular region. The squamous (non-acid-producing) region sits at the top...
Sepsis – How serious is the wound?

Sepsis – How serious is the wound?

We all find at this time of year, that our noble steeds are looking for ways to self inflict damage. Most wounds are not serious in that a few days of care they are back to fighting fight. However there are certain areas in the body that should receive special...
Sheath cleaning; why and when.

Sheath cleaning; why and when.

Why do we clean sheaths in geldings: The sheath in a gelding is a place where the penis resides when not in use. In geldings there is no natural way of it being cleaned because they no longer use it for reproduction. If a penis shaft is not used for reproduction there...