‘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...

Disease caused by tick bites, or not?

May 17, 2021 After hacking out in the woods the owner frequently needed to remove a tick from Sytske. (Photo: Sanne Ramkema) The owner of Sytske,...

Foal susceptible to Lawsonia

April 14, 2021 Foals ingest antibodies via the dam’s beestings (colostrum), but after one or two months the protection from the beestings decreases (Photo: Digishots) At...

‘Fun’ ultrasound in horses

March 14, 2021 One day a curious breeder took his Friesian mare to veterinarian Matthijs van Waart’s equine clinic De Drie Hoeves in Willemsoord, Overijssel....

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...

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...

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...

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