“Doing a victory lap at my first international competition was definitely the highlight of my trip.” By Mici Hyland Equine Veterinary Nurse, Canberra Equine Hospital I have always had a love for horses and I grew up around them. My horse riding career began with pony club however
There are many factors linked to the occurrence of sarcoids including the bovine papillomavirus, (wart virus of cows), and a genetic predisposition with some breeds. The tumour is sometimes spread by flies landing on sarcoids and then onto an open wound on the same or another nearby horse. Sarcoids can
Part of the reason horses get stomach ulcers is because of the anatomy of their stomach, which has a nonglandular covering in the top 1/3 that has minimal protection from stomach acids and 80% of ulcers occur here. The lower 2/3 of the stomach is glandular and secretes hydrochloric acid
The basis behind acupuncture is balancing the body’s energy or Qi, which runs along meridians, or channels, throughout the body. In Chinese medicine, an imbalance of yin and yang leads to pain or illness, and essentially blocks the flow of Qi. Stress, trauma and many environmental factors can cause imbalance
Media releaseHendra kills - horses must be vaccinated Media release date: Monday, 21 July 2014 Following the latest Hendra case in Gladstone, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) says that all horse owners must have their horses vaccinated to prevent the deadly Hendra virus. President of Equine Veterinarians Australia, Dr Nathan
As in humans, massaging your horse can be a complimentary treatment for their wellbeing. We can now recognise the physiologic effects of equine massage therapy that impact not only the muscular system but also numerous other body systems, including the skeletal system, digestive system and nervous system. Today's equine massage practices
Lice are small, wingless, parasitic insects. They can infest a variety of hosts, including cats, birds, horses, dogs, and people. However, they are host specific, which means the species that infests humans, for example, don’t infest other types of hosts. Therefore, humans can’t be infested with lice from animals, including horses.
What is Strangles? Strangles is an infection caused by the bacteria Streptococcus equi ssp. equi. It is highly contagious disease seen in horses, donkeys and mules. Although young horses are typically affected, any age group can become sick. Typically the horse develops a fever (high temperature, >38.3*C) and swollen lymph
New Hendra virus case at Ingham, QLD Biosecurity Queenslland have advised EVA of a new positive case of Hendra virus at Ingham, QLD. The details below are taken from BQ's release:- Biosecurity Queensland is managing a Hendra virus case near Ingham after a positive test result was received late last
We were very excited to have Dr Harry visit Canberra Equine Hospital. Click play on the video to watch us on TV. We are featured on the Dr Harry segment of the Better Homes and Gardens show.