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  • What is PPID? (April 2017)
    Equine Cushing’s Disease, more accurately described as PPID (Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction) is a common hormonal dysfunction in horses.  It can affect as many as 1 in 7 horses and ponies over the age of 15, but can occasional be seen in younger horses too!

 

  • Franklin Vets new horse crush (April 2017)
    There is a lot excitement about Franklin Vets right now with the arrival of our custom made mobile horse crush.  Our new crush comfortably & safely restrains your horse, ensures you are safe, and allows our equine vets safe and easy access to provide treatments.  It also provides a simple solution when you just don’t have the time to transport your horses for vet treatment.

 

  • Equine Vet Dentistry; a modern look at a long term issue (Jan 2017)
    Unfortunately most owners of horses found with severe dental problems have little idea their horse had oral discomfort, as horses are great at masking pain due to their 'prey species' past.  Signs such as dropping feed, poor weight, etc are often signs of advanced dental disease that have been developing over years.   
  • Ryegrass Staggers in Horses (Jan 2017)
    Ryegrass staggers is a nervous disease of horses, sheep, cattle, deer and alpacas and it is commonly seen during the summer and autumn period.

     
  • Foaling season is here, and how to prepare for it (Oct 2016)
    There are a few simple things that can be done to optimize your broodmare’s health, foal’s health and your own health!  Having the correct information and a plan in place goes a long way toward easing any stresses and worries you may have about your broodmare and foaling.  
 
 
  • Getting your 'Golden Oldie' through the winter (May 2016)
    Winter is now fast approaching and I’m sure you have thought ‘what more can I do for my veteran this year’.  The key is to keep it simple, have a game plan and follow the key points in this article to assist your approach to winter management. 

     
  • Rain Scald (Dermatophilosis) in Horses (May 2016)
    Rain scald is a common condition often associated with outdoor uncovered horses during prolonged wet weather.  It is caused by bacteria on the skin that requires damage or breaks in the skin surface to cause disease (moisture on the skin surface and rubs from tack or due to itchy insect bites can be enough to allow the bacteria in and start an infection).