There’s an awful lot of misinformation and conflicting evidence out there about horses and their health. It’s easy to get bogged down in it all. I want to make it straight forward to find simple, up-to-date and well-researched information.
In this blog, I aim to provide some good solid facts from an experienced horse vet and cut through some of the chaff on important issues. I will be posting about common questions I encounter on a daily basis and current hot topics and research in the horse and veterinary industries; From the most common causes of weight loss and what to put in your first aid box, through to how to evaluate lameness and the latest on reducing racehorse fracture risk.
A little about me! I grew up on a sheep and beef farm in England, competing horses in my spare time. My dream to be a vet was fulfilled when I graduated after 5 years at The Royal Veterinary College in London. From donkeys in Morocco and racehorses in Mongolia to showjumpers in Sydney and polo ponies in Argentina, I’ve since worked all over the world with a diverse and challenging mix of equids and people. It’s been a lifelong passion! Many years in first opinion and referral equine veterinary practice, including in the UK, USA and Australia, have exposed me to countless episodes of the weird and wonderful things that horses and owners alike can do. I want to share this wealth of experience with you.