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There are many different factors that can contribute to the health of our horses - from diseases to weight and lots in between. Throughout these pages, we offer you information and advice on a variety of health-related topics that may affect the health and wellbeing of your horses or ponies.

If you are in need of further help, please do not hesitate to call us on 01953 497238 during office hours to ask anything from how to deal with sweet itch to the best way to tackle worming. We have over 90 years of experience to draw on and will always do our best to help.

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Disease prevention

To help UK horse owners protect their horses against the ever-present and increasing threat from a number of infectious diseases, we launched a disease prevention information pack...

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Equine Grass Sickness

EGS is a debilitating and frequently fatal disease of horses, ponies and donkeys, which commonly presents as impaired activity of the gut, caused by nervous system damage....

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Laminitis is a highly painful and debilitating disease which can occur in the feet of horses...

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Good dental care is essential for a horse's well being. Horses with poor teeth soon suffer from a host of other problems...

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End of life

The one subject every horse owner should know about is the one subject most of us don't consider...

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Headshaking has been well described as a syndrome for many years but is still a largely misunderstood condition.

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Right Weight

Is your horse the right weight? Find out how you can fat score your horse and why this is so important

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