ATYPICAL MYOPATHY FAQ

  What is ATYPICAL MYOPATHY (SYCAMORE POISONING) in horses? AM is a severe and often fatal muscle disorder caused by the ingestion of sycamore seeds, leaves or seedlings. It is fatal for around three quarters of the affected horses. It was first reported in the 1940s, but it seems like there has been a significant […]

MELANOMAS IN HORSES: OVERVIEW

What is a melanoma? A melanoma is a type of tumour that arises from skin cells and may be benign or malignant; these tumours are usually associated with coat colour and occour most commonly in older grey horses. Melanomas are the third most common skin tumour in horses and it is estimated that up to […]

CARE OF THE GERIATRIC HORSE

Horses are generally considered geriatric when they are 20 years or older and some horses and ponies live into their 30’s. As veterinary medicine advances we are finding that many horses, like people, can live a very long and healthy life, continuing to exercise into their later years. We can all recognise some of the […]

EQUINE GASTRIC ULCER SYNDROME

EGUS (Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome) is a condition we diagnose more and more and which can have a significant impact on both a horses behaviour and its performance. Historically, people thought that ulcers only occur in competition- and racehorses, in horses with no turn out and that they are usually thin and have a dull […]