Working shifts of eight hours and more, pit ponies hauled material in mines until people mechanised the process. A horse would haul up to 30 tons of coal on the underground railway each day. The coal was in tubs which the ponies would take to a collection point. They would then pick up empty tubs […]
As in humans, Equine Alopecia (hair loss) is not a disease but rather a symptom of an underlying issue or condition. If you discover any signs of hair loss in your horse, it is important to seek the advice of your vet as soon as possible. A good grooming routine will enable you to identify […]
A video posted on social media showing a horse fitted with a prosthetic front leg has angered equestrians. The horse concerned is clearly struggling with his new limb and both horse lovers and vets have voiced their disapproval of his treatment. The video appears to have been filmed in Colombia and it isn’t the only […]
It can be difficult to monitor how much sleep your horse is getting. Unlike people who tend to get all of the sleep they need each 24-hours in one lengthy snooze, horses are polyphasic. This means that they sleep multiple times through the day and night.
A dispute between vets and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has erupted over the provision of alternative treatments. Supporters of homeopathy are planning to march in London over the issue following the RCVS’ recent statement regarding complementary and alternative medicines. A petition has also gained over 13,000 signatures. This will be delivered to […]