‘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...

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...

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