Real life story: sand colic

Shortly after dinner veterinarian Eric Raterink received a phone call from the owner of Famke, a 12-year-old mare. The mare had suddenly come down...

Foals on their own feet

August 20, 2020 For foals it’s very important to have a playmate to grow up with. For the whole summer the foals have been in the...

Oesophageal blockage

July 14, 2020 There is no real treatment for megaoesophagus, the only possible action is aimed at easing the problem (Photo: iStock) In the evening just...

Dental caries / tooth decay

  June 16, 2020 The cavity in the molar of this 16-year-old gelding has been filled (Photo: Lingehoeve) Veterinarian Anne Hiensch-Zeijlmaker has specialised in dentistry. At the...

Sick because of the beestings

May 21, 2020 (Photo: Karin Sevink) Veterinarian Gerrit Kampman received a phone call from an anxious breeder. His mare had given birth to a healthy foal...

‘Reborn’ Friesian filly

  With the help of a rope veterinarian Tineke de Haan puts pressure on the chest of a ‘dummy’ foal. Last week vet Tineke de Haan...

Ovarian cysts: spoilsport for getting pregnant

Cysts in flushing fluid In spring Dr Karin Hendriks enthusiastically took up the mare supervision for a breeder with several Friesian mares. ‘In this herd...

Whistling sound in canter

At the Veterinary Clinic in Emmeloord veterinarian Ids de Boer conducted a clinical test on a 9-year-old Friesian gelding. When assessing the horse´s movement...

Technical problems? Time for a dental check!

‘Horses with issues in the mouth often struggle to give to the bit when ridden, they tend to move with an upside-down neck and...

Gender selection in breeding

Photo: Karin Sevink Wouldn´t it be wonderful if breeders could choose the gender of their foals? It can be done...But are we really looking at...

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