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The Vet's View

The following articles have been written by our in-house veterinary advisor, Dr Annie Bevins MA Vet MB MRCVS, who joined KBIS at the start of 2016.

Having qualified from Cambridge Veterinary School in 1984, Annie joined the Royal Army Veterinary Corps as a veterinary officer and ran the army veterinary hospital in Melton Mowbray for three years before joining an equine and small animal practice in Wiltshire.  Annie then set up her own practice concentrating on competition horses and pursuing her interest in rehabilitation. Today, as well as acting veterinary advisor for KBIS, she is also an FEI Vet Delegate for eventing, whilst still advising and treating a small number of her client's horses.

We have also included articles from guest authors Becky James of Haygain and Claire Shand of Westgate Labs.

The general consensus of all the available science is that the majority of owners over rug their horses and many studies have proven this. Yet still when driving around one sees small, hairy ponies and large cobs turned out in medium...
While the battle to control flies is a visible daily trial at this time of year it’s important to remember about other parasites too such as intestinal worms, pinworm, bots, ticks and summer sores that might affect the health of our horses...
Given time horses can become accustomed to extremes of temperature and some breeds have evolved to be particularly efficient at this, a prime example being the Arab horse in the desert- where a 30-degree shift in day-night temperature is...
This can be a stressful time for both owner and horse alike especially if your horse was competition fit and “full of beans” when he sustained the injury. Even if he is a pleasure horse and is used to a routine he will not be too pleased...
The recent change in weather has reminded us autumn is here and winter routines will be commencing soon if they haven’t already! Of course, we want to keep our horses turned out as much as possible but as daylight hours decrease, grazing...

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