• LYME & ANAPLASMA DISEASE IN HORSES

    LYME & ANAPLASMA DISEASE IN HORSES

      In recent years, there have been more cases of Lyme and Anaplasma diseases in horses in parts of Europe. We haven’t got the statistics for the prevalence of the diseases in horses in Malta yet – but now we can collect them and we will. Lyme disease comes from a bacterium called Borelia burgdorferi,

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  • INFECTIONS IN JOINTS AND TENDON SHEATHS OF HORSES

    INFECTIONS IN JOINTS AND TENDON SHEATHS OF HORSES

    SEPTIC ARTHRITIS AND TENOSYNOVITIS Joint and tendon sheath infections are a very common occurrence in horses and ponies. Most happen when bacteria enter the joint space through a wound. They can also occur when an infection enters the joint through circulating bacteria in the blood. This happens especially in foals. Horses with an infected joint

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  • Laser for Cats, Dogs, Rabbits and Horses!

    Laser for Cats, Dogs, Rabbits and Horses!

    A lot of our clients ask – What is Laser? And when can it help my pet? Laser is used for Healing as well as Pain Relief Through light energy from a laser a vet can reduce the pain and inflammation that your pet might be experiencing as well as accelerate healing in damaged tissues,

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  • Chiropractic for Dogs and Horses

    Chiropractic for Dogs and Horses

    A lot of our clients ask – What is chiropractic? Chiropractic is a highly specific manual diagnostic and therapeutic method that deals with the examination, treatment and prophylaxis of functional limitations of joints of the spine and limbs. In other words…. it helps find out what is wrong with joints, treats them, and helps so

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  • Refeeding a Starved Horse.

    Refeeding a Starved Horse.

    It is always a sad picture to see a „skin and bone“ horse. Horses can become malnourished because of various reasons – pure neglect, after a long and difficult illness, due to poor teeth quality, parasitism or poor quality food. Prolonged period of malnutrition leads to muscle wastage, general weakness, hypothermia, decreased gut function, wound

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  • Neck Muscle Infections

    Neck Muscle Infections

    Your horse might receive many injections in his neck during his lifetime. Whether it is a vaccination for the flu and tetanus, or treatment for pain and injuries. If performed correctly, they won’t cause anything more than a little bit of soreness… every now and again though, injection sites can become infected by bacteria that

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  • Patient of The Month – Jacob, Our December Star!

    Patient of The Month – Jacob, Our December Star!

    This time its a horse with character! The deserving patient is Jacob, a very young, docile cob who was brought as a foal from abroad.  We don’t really know how he got himself into mischief, as usually happens in these cases. Owner found him with a cut on his leg. They called the on-call Vet

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  • Vets On Wheels Equine Orthopaedic Case Study – LEMON

    Case Study : A 17 year old Standardbred trotter who is retired from racing was found in his paddock with an injury to his knee.  The wound was assessed at the stables by Dr Claire, but due to the depth and severity of the wound he was taken to the Vets On Wheels Marsa clinic

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  • Caring for your pregnant mare

    Most mares foal at 330-336 days of gestation.   Before foaling Six weeks before please ensure your mare receives a booster vaccination for tetanus and influenza If the mare is due to foal in a different stable than normal, she should be moved to the stable six weeks before foaling. Ideally she should be bedded

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  • PAIN-FREE POOCHES! ACUPUNCTURE, LASER and more in our PAIN MANAGEMENT CLINIC

    PAIN-FREE POOCHES! ACUPUNCTURE, LASER and more in our PAIN MANAGEMENT CLINIC

      On Tuesdays, Dr Katiucha Galea, Vet Surgeon, and Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist and Naomi Richardson, Certified Veterinary Physiotherpist, will be seeing our most sensitive patients, that are suffering from musculoskeletal pain due to injury or age. Using a combination of Acupuncture, Manual Therapy, Laser and Ultrasound, the aim of these clinicsl is to reduce the

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