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Clinical signs associated with allergy in horses

Allergens normally considered harmless, can interact differently with the immune system of certain horses resulting in an allergic response. These allergens enter the body in several different ways an…

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Client Information Notice

From 25 May 2018 the law is changing and all companies must review how they manage all personal data under The General Data Protection Act. This is intended to give you (our client) more control over …

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The relationship between dentals, mouth conformation and bitting

Routine dental work is recomended for your horses every 6 - 12 months. These pictures where taken on a recent dental visit to a racing yard with our vet Catherine Speakman. They are of a thoroughbred …

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Yard management and quarantine... Herd immunity and biosecurity

The principles of robust disease control should focus on vaccination and good yard management, which in combination will limit the spread of many infectious diseases. Disease control is important on a…

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KNOW YOUR HORSES VITAL SIGNS

Know your numbers, get accurate readings and understand what is normal for your horse. Every horse owner should know what is ‘normal’ for his or her horse. Knowing how your horse acts and reacts when …

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Tetanus - the shocking facts behind the figures

100% of horses are vulnerable, survival rates can be as low as 25% yet less than 60% of horses are vaccinated Tetanus is caused by a bacterium (Clostridium tetani) that is common throughout the enviro…

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WE HAVE GOT OUR NEW MOBILE X-RAY MACHINE!

We always strive to offer the best service, investing in new technology to meet our customers’ needs.After months of researching and trialing, we have finally received our new DR X-ray system and we l…

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Bone Spavin

Bone spavin is the common name for osteoarthritis of the lower joints of the hock. It is the most common cause of lameness in the hock and is usually seen in older horses although can occur in young h…

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Sheath care for geldings

The sheath is a large fold of skin which protects the penis when it is not extruded for urination or breeding. A wax-like substance called smegma is produced by the inside of the sheath to help mainta…

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Hoof Care

Top of the list of concerns for British horse owners In a quiz run during a recent Horse Health Week, hoof care came out top of the list of concerns amongst British horse owners. To ensure that your h…

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Mud fever

It will come as no surprise that we are seeing a large number of horses with mud fever at the moment. This is a bacterial infection caused by the bacteria Dermatophilus congolensis. During wet conditi…

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Worming Guide 2018

2018 Worming Plan Please call the clinic on :phone: if you would like any further advice.

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TAPEWORM TEST KIT

Tapeworm burdens are a threat to horse health as they are associated with various types of colic and intestinal obstruction. It is important to avoid routine worming strategies as this can cause worms…

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Routine Dentistry Visits

We would like to introduce the North West Equine Vets no visit fee dental service for Clients with pre-arranged groups of horses. This service is provided by our experienced equine vets, with a specif…

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Equine Veterinary Muscle Boost

**NEW SUPPLEMENT NOW AVAILABLE** Equine Veterinary Muscle Boost is a pellet presentation complementary feed for horses, containing a high concentration of Amino Acids and the important antioxidant Vit…

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Equine Veterinary Calmer

**NEW SUPPLEMENT NOW AVAILABLE** Equine Veterinary Calmer is a unique blend, specially formulated to aid the maintenance of normal nervous function in horses. Not only does it contain two well know in…

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Winter Weight Control

New Year Diets can be as much a problem for our equine friends at this time of year as they are for us! Q) My daughter's pony lives out all year round he is a 9 year old fell pony. Should I be giving …

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Dr Graham Munroe BVSc (Hons) PhD CertEO DESM DipECVS FRCVS

We would like to introduce Dr Graham Munroe BVSc (Hons) PhD CertEO DESM DipECVS FRCVS Dr Graham Munroe is our visiting surgeon here at NWEV, he provides specialist support and surgical expertise to NW…

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Splint Bone Fractures

Fractures of the splint bone are quite commonly seen in horses and can occur anywhere along the length of the bone. Usually the horse will be lame and there will be heat, swelling or a wound in the af…

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We have some great news...

We have some great news to share….. Following recent routine inspection, we have received notification that our practice standards accreditation has once again been renewed. We continue to be accredit…

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OUR NEW LASER HAS ARRIVED!... Lucy's Story

We are excited to announce that we have now purchased our own surgical laser. This means we will no longer have to hire one on allocated days only. As a result, appointments for your horse’s laser sur…

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Atypical myopathy - How you can help protect your horse

Caused by a toxin found in sycamore seeds, Atypical Myopathy is a devastating disease that destroys a horse’s skeletal and heart muscles. The severity of the disease and the prognosis for the affected…

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A STORY OF SUCCESS!

With the owner’s kind permission, we would like to share the story of Rosie Jo, one of our clients that had a very unfortunate field accident.The below is written in her owner’s own words: “I was brin…

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North West Equine Vets Launches

We are extremely proud to announce that after many months of careful planning and preparation North West Equine Vets finally opens its doors today. We have gone to great lengths to ensure that the tra…

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