Equine Ailments

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Equine Digital Flexor Tendon Injuries

Why are tendons important? Tendons are important for transmitting forces from muscle to bone. The equine flexor tendons are important for supporting the fetlock joint during standing and locomotion, and for energy efficient movement, but at…
Stretch and Flex Wraps
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Looking after your horse's joints

Whatever your discipline, it is essential to take good care of your horse's joints to prevent future problems occurring. Most horse owners know that regular care of legs, feet and back can help prevent future problems and prolong their…
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Common Equine Eye Complaints

The equine eye The eyes of the horse are located laterally (either side) of the skull which maximizes the horse's field of vision. The equine eye is a very delicate structure and in comparison to other species, does not tolerate injury or…
Coping with a cold back
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Kissing Spine - therapies & treatments

Over recent years 'Kissing Spine' seems to have become a more widespread and commonly diagnosed condition. The good news is that with the correct treatment and/or surgery many horses are making near to full recoveries and it doesn't necessarily…
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Introduction - A Guide to Better Backs

Horses have evolved over millions of years to be free ranging herbivores - they were not designed to carry humans on their backs or to perform the various gymnastics and repetitive movements we expect them to do. As a result many horses and…
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Coping with a cold back

Christine East, a McTimoney Animal Practitioner, shares her expertise on how to care for your cold-backed horse. An increasing number of horses are being diagnosed as ‘cold-backed’, and the problem is much more common than many horse owners…
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What can I do to help my Head Shaker?

Headshaking doesn’t mean an end to riding. Nose nets and other facial coverings have played a large part in returning many head shakers to normal function. They remain the most successful, preventative, home treatment for headshaking. A…
Net Relief extended
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What is Headshaking?

  Headshaking explained Maybe you’re just getting to grips with a new mount this spring or you’re bringing on your youngster.  Imagine your horror when you find your horse starts headshaking. Your dreams of being able to compete or…
Well Being Centre
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Headshaking - Common Myths Exposed

By Dr Katy Taylor, De Montfort University Head Shaking is not a single condition One of the most frustrating things about headshaking is that each case is unique. So, what causes headshaking in one horse may not be the cause in another. It’s…
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**Staff Pick** Equi-Chaps Stable Chaps

"I can’t imagine not using the Equi-Chaps Stable Chaps now, they really have been fantastic." Equilibrium Products Marketing Assistant, Chelsie Horne says, "For years I have used stable bandages to reduce filled legs and maintain warmth…