Arguing in favour of primary vaccinations

December 20, 2020 Veterinarian Gerrit Kampman strongly advocates primary vaccinations for all young horses at foal-raising yards. (Photo: Antoinette Schrauwen) Veterinarian Gerrit Kampman has noticed that...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Arguing in favour of primary vaccinations

Veterinarian Gerrit Kampman strongly advocates primary vaccinations for all young horses at foal-raising yards. He has noticed that recently a lot more attention is...

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...

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 time story: when foaling is not straightforward

During one of veterinarian Ids de Boer’s weekend duties his phone rang in the middle of the night. It was a call about a...

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