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Breathe Easy

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Horses have evolved to be free roaming grazing animals. Given the option to live this way they will spend about three quarters of their time with their heads down and will be continually on the move albeit slowly, as they search for the tastiest grass. As a result of this evolutionary fact, the respiratory system […]

Kissing Spines

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Dr Annie Bevin MA Vet MB MRCVS discusses the increasingly common problem of kissing spines and its relationship to saddle fitting and the horse’s way of going. Recently I have been pondering the large amount of claims that we are seeing for kissing spines, or more correctly overriding dorsal spinous processes. Nearly everyone will know […]

Skin Deep

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I must confess to not having much enthusiasm for dermatology in the early days of my career but over the years I have spent considerable time dealing with skin conditions and I think the horse’s skin is regularly overlooked and perhaps the most forgotten organ of the body. The skin provides a first line physical barrier […]

15 Months Cover for Mortality, Vet Fee and Permanent Loss of Use Insurance

15 Months Cover for Mortality, Vet Fee and Permanent Loss of Use Insurance

When it comes to insurance, making sure that you are getting the best policy for your needs is always at the forefront of most people’s minds, along with value for money, and is something KBIS focusses closely on. KBIS British Equestrian Insurance, the UK’s leading independent horse insurance provider, are the only insurer to offer […]

The Horse’s Skin

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The horse’s skin is perhaps the most forgotten organ of the body. The skin provides a first line barrier against infections and plays a role in heat regulation and electrolyte balance through sweating. The general health of our horses is reflected in their skin. A healthy horse will have a glossy coat which shines without […]

Saddle fitting, bad backs and poor performance

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Recently I have been pondering the large amount of claims that we are seeing for the dreaded kissing spines, or more correctly overriding dorsal spinous processes. Nearly everyone will know someone whose unfortunate horse has been diagnosed with this condition; some responding to medication, a lot requiring surgical intervention, and some unfortunately never returning to […]