Strangles Awareness Week 2020

2 SAW2020 Facebook cover image

Here you will find information on Strangles Awareness Week provided by Redwings. We are proud supporters of the Stamp Out Strangles campaign and urge you to take the pledge on the Redwings website. Should you have any questions or concerns about strangles, please contact the team at Newnham Court Equine Hospital.

Millie Tong

12345678

9

Meet Millie, a sweet little Thoroughbred mare that presented to us in November 2019 with a severe sand crack of the left fore foot. As seen in the photographs, Millie’s left fore foot was extremely overgrown and the sand crack was severe, making any form of exercise very difficult for her due to the instability of the hoof.

Vet Amber performed a detailed examination of Millie and obtained radiographs of both front feet, to allow further assessment of the severity of the overgrowth seen. The case was then referred to farrier Dan Stern and together a treatment plan was formulated. Millie required months of repeated visits from Dan Stern to debride the sand crack, and stabilise the hoof with specialist shoeing.

After months of hard work and dedication from all parties, we are pleased to say that Millie has made a full recovery and is on to bigger and better things. It just goes to show what can be accomplished when owners, vets and farriers work together as a team!

What is Colic?

Colic is responsible for 1 in 3 emergency equine veterinary call-outs and is a major cause of death or euthanasia in horses. Here at Newnham Court Equine, we have teamed up with the University of Nottingham and The British Horse Society to bring you a series of informative articles about this important condition. Continue reading

Types of colic

Colic is responsible for 1 in 3 emergency equine veterinary call-outs and is a major cause of death or euthanasia in horses. Here at Newnham Court Equine , we have teamed up with the University of Nottingham and the British Horse Society to bring you a series of informative articles about this important condition.

Continue reading

Recognising colic

Colic is responsible for 1 in 3 emergency equine veterinary call-outs and is a major cause of death or euthanasia in horses. Here at Newnham Court Equine, we have teamed up with the University of Nottingham and the British Horse Society to bring you a series of informative articles about this important condition.

Continue reading

Newnham Court Equine are BHS Vet REACT Colic Champions

Newnham Court Equine are one of 62 veterinary practices across the uk who have become Vet REACT Colic Champions, in a new scheme coordinated by The British Horse Society and The School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham. Here at NCE, we will be working closely with both organisations over the next year to share information and advice from the REACT colic campaign on how to recognise and react to signs of colic  as quickly as possible to give your horse the best chance of recovering.
Continue reading

Equine Influenza Outbreaks

Moving forward from our post earlier in January on recent flu (Influenza) outbreaks, the Animal Health Trust has alerted us to recent outbreaks of Equine Influenza. Please see below the latest report from the Animal Health Trust on the most recent outbreaks. The BHA has cancelled British racing today (7th February 2019) due to more horses testing positive.

Continue reading