Equine Information Sheets

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Breeding your MareBreeding your own favorite mare to produce a gorgeous prancing new equine individual is a glorious dream when everything goes well. Many things can go wrong resulting in the mare not falling pregnant, abortion or loss of the foal or even death of the ...
ChokeEquine Choke. What is it? Choke is the term used for an obstruction of the oesophagus. The oesophagus is the connection between the mouth and the stomach. It is of narrow diameter and can become blocked with food, particularly hay or apples/potatoes.
ColicThe term “colic” simply means abdominal pain. There are many causes of colic and symptoms range from very mild to violent. Colic remains the number one killer of horses.What are the symptoms? A horse with colic will show varying symptoms depending on...
Equine Cushings DiseaseWhat is Equine Cushings Disease? Equine Cushings is a hormonal disorder. It occurs when an area of the brain called ‘pituitary’, begins to grow abnormally and in so doing, over-produces certain hormones. It usually occurs in horses greater than 7 years...
Equine Vaccination - HENDRAEQUINE VACCINATION GUIDELINES FOR HENDRA VACCIANTION FOR HORSES.
Gastric UlcersEquine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome. This is a medical condition that causes ulcers to form in the stomach of a horse i.e. a gastric ulcer is an erosion or loss of internal layer of the horses’ stomach. These are painful and can affect the performance and ...
Horse DentalDoes your horse need to Visit the veterinary dentist? The mouth is the start of the digestive tract! Horses’ teeth grow continually throughout life. The front teeth pinches grass from the ground and the cheek teeth, (premolars and molars) work in a ...
Horse WormingHorse Worming and Parasite Control Program. Helpful Tips & Information.
Orphaned FoalsThe following is a regime for treating orphaned foals - Option 1: Using a Foster mother - larger breeds eg. Draught horses are better - A goat on a raised platform so foal can suck. Option 2: Hand rearing - commercial milk replacer is best (Wombaroo)...
Post Bushfire - Horse SA InformationFire affected horses may require many months of rehabilitation. Historical records show that more horses die after a fire than during the event itself. Fire affected horses may not show signs or symptoms for up to eight weeks afterwards, or affected hor
Preparing your Mare to FoalWhen will my mare foal? Duration of pregnancy in the mare is around 335 – 342 days. If you know the mating date, foaling date can be estimated. Early pregnancy ultrasound can confirm pregnancy and estimate foetal age. The mare’s udder grows in the last...
Ringworm in HorsesWhat is ringworm? Ringworm is a fungal infection ( not a worm) which can affect all animals including humans. The young are more susceptible. The fungus lives in the soil but can also be transmitted between animals, with horses this is usually through ...
SarcoidsWhat are they? Sarcoids are tumours that grow exclusively on horses. They are not malignant and so do not spread to other areas of the body but they can be locally invasive. They tend to occur in areas that have been traumatized in the past such as ...
Strangles‘Strangles’ is a bacterial infection of the upper respiratory tract of horses, donkeys and mules. The bacteria is known as Streptococcus equi subspecies equi. After entering the body by mouth or nose, the bacteria can move to lymph nodes in the throat a
VACCINATION FOR TETANUS AND STRANGLESEQUINE VACCINATION GUIDELINES FOR TETANUS AND STRANGLES.

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