Treating mud fever with leeches

  January 19, 2022 Hirudotherapy (medicinal leech therapy) involves the use of leeches to target specific places on the horse’s body. Mud fever is a common affliction...

Veterinarian Gerrit Kampman: ‘Raising young stock: an often forgotten aspect’

  January 6, 2022 Young Friesian horses need attention when it comes to raising young stock, as veterinarian Gerrit Kampman of Veterinary Clinic Den Ham argued...

Good start for a healthy foal

December 26, 2021 Movement is good for both mare and foal (Photo: Karin Sevink) On every breeder’s wish list a healthy foal takes the top position....

Stomach ulcers: focus on management

  November 15, 2021 Optimisation of (nutrition) management is important in the treatment and prevention of stomach ulcers (Photo: iStock) Via Instagram, veterinarian Iris van Gulik received...

(Leg) Wounds? Keep them clean!

October 14, 2021 Photo: DigiShots Veterinarian Ids de Boer from Paardenkliniek Aa & Hunze (equine clinic, ed.) was doing his rounds when he received a phone...

Holistic approach to tendon injuries

  September 23, 2021 ‘So always look further than just the tendon itself when examining tendon injuries and take time for the healing of tendon injuries,’...

Smarter training of young stallions

This year the young stallions are going to follow a different training programme. Thanks to last year’s lactate- and heartbeat measurements. ‘Clever training helps...

Real-time story: ‘Treading on eggs’

July 14, 2021 ‘Laminitis mostly affects the forelegs, but it can also occur in all four legs or just one leg.’ Photo: Sanne Wiersma   It was...

Horse too fat? Here’s some advice from Dr. Anneke Hallebeek

June 21, 2021 (Photo: iStock) Overweight in horses is a subject high on the agenda of many Friesian horse owners. Friesian horses are so-called good-doers and...

‘Problem’ mare not easy to get in foal

June 15, 2021 A problem mare is defined as not being pregnant after three heats (Photo: Pietje Boel) Veterinarian Karin Hendriks specialises in the latest, modern...

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