Horse Health Blog

Embryo Transfer

Embryo transfer is an increasingly popular technique with many advantages for the breeder. Newmarket Equine Hospital is pleased to

Irregular heart beat? – Atrial Fibriallation explained

What is Atrial Fibrillation?
Atrial fibrillation is a cause of an abnormal heart rhythm. It is one of the most

Headshaking in horses

Headshaking in horses
Headshaking in horses can be a frustrating condition to manage. The clinical signs are not specific; there

How to keep your horse competing by avoiding injuries

Getting your horse fit and managing a half-way decent dressage score can seem like the biggest obstacles in having a

Newborn foal check

Following on from Lizzie Halliwell’s MRCVS blog on getting to know the newborn foal, NEH vet Luke Berry MRCVS delves

Knowing the Newborn Foal

Congratulations – you’re going to become a parent! Are you and your mare ready?
Everybody knows that becoming a parent

A Whistle in the Wind

Within the upper airway of the horse there are a number of cartilages and soft tissues making up the opening

Arthroscopic surgery – how does it work?

Arthroscopic surgery has revolutionised the treatment of joint problems, in man and horses alike. The technique is minimally invasive, causing

Neonatal maladjustment syndrome (‘Dummy foals’)

This syndrome is known by a variety of names (Hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy, Perinatal asyphyxia syndrome, Neonatal encephalopathy, Wanderer, Barker or

Relationship between conformation and soundness

During the sales season, veterinary surgeons and bloodstock agents spend many thousands of hours examining yearlings in detail to assess