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,...

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...

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...

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...

Using selection to beat OCD

Osteochondrosis is a disorder in the development of cartilage. It starts at a very young age, somewhere between one to eight months old. It...

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...

Afterbirth quickly expelled with ‘garden hose method’

Mares retaining their afterbirth are at risk of becoming seriously ill. Veterinarian Mark Meijer by chance discovered a treatment to swiftly expel the afterbirth....

‘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...

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...

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