Growing, socialising: there´s lots to learn for young stock

Cute little foals don´t grow up to strong 3-year-olds all by themselves. The importance of proper procedures for raising young stock is still underrated,...

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...

Zebra rugs really do the job

Horses in ‘Zebra’ rugs are less afflicted by flies. This is the outcome of research carried out in Great Britain. The stripes disrupt 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...

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...

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...

‘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...

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...

Typical for Friesians?

In his practice veterinarian Gerrit Kampman frequently comes across Friesians with low heels. He says: ‘A Friesian mare with a serious lameness was taken...

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