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Common bone problems

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Gil Riley, 09 March 2012 13:39

It’s often hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel when your horse has a fracture or bone condition but don’t despair as there are options. We speak to Equine vet Gil Riley who talks us through some of the most common skeletal problems…    Osteochondrosis dissecans (OCD) Osteochondrosis dissecans is a common and painful disease characterised ...

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Arthritis: Managing and preventing arthritis

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Gil Riley, 19 November 2009 10:06

Far from being a life sentence, with the right approach, it's possible to fight arthritis and give your horse an active, enjoyable life. Vet Gil Riley helps us prepare for battle. 1 Attention to conformationIs the foot excessively long and putting excessive pressure on the lower joints of the leg? Is the footfall even? Uneven footfall over a period of ...

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Arthritis: Spot the signs

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Gil Riley, 19 November 2009 10:00

Far from being a life sentence, with the right approach, it's possible to fight arthritis and give your horse an active, enjoyable life. Vet Gil Riley helps us prepare for battle. Clinical signs of arthritis include lameness, swelling, heat, excess synovial fluid and pain on flexion. Any lameness will be increased if the joint is put under pressure or flexed, ...

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Arthritis: How to treat arthritis

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Gil Riley, 19 November 2009 09:53

Far from being a life sentence, with the right approach, it's possible to fight arthritis and give your horse an active, enjoyable life. Vet Gil Riley helps us prepare for battle. There are a variety of treatments that can be used, either on their own or in combination with others. Bute The most widely used treatment is phenylbutazone, better known ...

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Arthritis: The causes of arthritis

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Gil Riley, 19 November 2009 09:42

Far from being a life sentence, with the right approach, it's possible to fight arthritis and give your horse an active, enjoyable life. Vet Gil Riley helps us prepare for battle. Age As in people, the older the horse becomes, the more likely he is to develop arthritis. The accumulation of small amounts of damage over a longer period of ...

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Arthritis: All about a horse's joints

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Gil Riley, 19 November 2009 09:38

Far from being a life sentence, with the right approach, it's possible to fight arthritis and give your horse an active, enjoyable life. Vet Gil Riley helps us prepare for battle. A horse’s joints are classified into three groups. Fibrous joints These are the least likely to be affected by arthritis as they’re virtually immobile and, therefore, don’t suffer from ...

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Arthritis: What is arthritis?

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Gil Riley, 19 November 2009 09:22

Far from being a life sentence, with the right approach, it's possible to fight arthritis and give your horse an active, enjoyable life. Vet Gil Riley helps us prepare for battle. Arthritis is best considered as a group of disorders involving progressive deterioration of the joint cartilage, accompanied by changes in the bone and soft tissues of the joint. It ...

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Will my horse be able to do dressage or endurance?

Gil Riley, Vet

18 October 2009 15:33

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Dealing with flies: Your vet can help

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Gil Riley, 25 August 2009 15:01

Treatment Treatments centre on minimising the inflammation caused by the fly bite (or in the case of sweet itch, minimizing the allergic reaction caused by the bite). This is done with short-acting steroid injections. In the majority of horses and ponies, steroids are safe to use provided the dose is low and only given for a short period (larger doses ...

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Applying fly repellents

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Gil Riley, 25 August 2009 14:56

● Some products are unstable in bright sunlight so on sunny days may need to be reapplied several times. ● Other products are not water repellent so, if it rains or if your horse sweats, the repellent is washed off and will need reapplying. ● Some horses do not readily tolerate the application of repellent, particularly sprays. However most overcome ...

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