EQUINE INFORMATION SHEETS

Choke

Equine 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.

Colic

The 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?

Equine Cushings Disease

What 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.

Equine Vaccination - HENDRA

EQUINE VACCINATION GUIDELINES FOR HENDRA VACCIANTION FOR HORSES.

Gastric Ulcers

Equine 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.

Horse Dental

Does your horse need to Visit the veterinary dentist? The mouth is the start of the digestive tract! Horses’ teeth grow continually throughout life.

Horse Worming

Horse Worming and Parasite Control Program. Helpful Tips & Information.

Orphaned Foals

The 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.

Post Bushfire - Horse SA Information

Fire 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...

Preparing your Mare to Foal

When 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.

Ringworm in Horses

What is ringworm? Ringworm is a fungal infection ( not a worm) which can affect all animals including humans. The young are more susceptible.

Sarcoids

What 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.

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.

Vaccination for Tetanus and Strangles

EQUINE VACCINATION GUIDELINES FOR TETANUS AND STRANGLES.