Blog

  • Staying Safe In The Darker Hours
    12th Nov 2021
    High visibility clothing should be worn no matter what time of day at this time of year – after all the better you can be seen by others the safer you are likely to beNow that the clocks have gone bac… read more
  • Fireworks & Pets - Helping Them Cope
    26th Oct 2021
    Animals hearing, generally speaking is far more acute than humans. Loud noises such as those produced by fireworks – bangs and whistles, can cause actual pain in the ears of animals. It is for this re… read more
  • Supplementing Your Horses Diet
    15th Sep 2021
    To keep your horse or pony healthy and happy their diets should be based predominantly on forage e.g. hay or haylage. Feeding a natural diet high in fibre and low in starch have been shown to reduce t… read more
  • Horse First Aid – Bandaging
    7th Sep 2021
    Horse First Aid – BandagingIncorrectly appliedhorse bandages can be dangerous and in many cases it would be preferable to not bandage rather than have the bandages applied incorrectly. If you are in a… read more
  • Horse Worm Egg Counting
    2nd Sep 2021
    In the fight against wormer resistance faecal worm egg counts are vital tools in the armoury to prevent resistance to horse wormers. Faecal worm egg counts are invaluable as they enable horse owners t… read more
  • ​Laminitis in Horses
    28th Aug 2021
    Around 1 in 10 horses/ponies will be affected by Laminitis[i] every year which can cause permanent damage to the hoof. Any horse, pony, donkey or their hybrids can be affected and the problem can occu… read more
  • ​Horses & Fly Nuisance
    5th Aug 2021
    Horses & Fly NuisanceThere are a number of flies which affect horses; midges, black fly, bot fly, horse fly, crab fly as well as stable and house fly. These flies can either cause problems by bein… read more
  • Tackling Sweet Itch in Horses
    19th Jul 2021
    Sweet Itch is a common issue for horses and the incessant itching it causes can lead horses to self-harm.Horse’s skin, much like human skin, is not invulnerable to damage, disease or allergies in spit… read more
  • 16th Jul 2021
    Bots, the insect larvae of the bot fly, are common parasites found within the stomach of horses. Unfortunately, an infestation of bot fly larvae will not show up in a faecal worm egg count, so it is d… read more
  • It is not just about using horse wormers
    14th May 2019
    Reducing the risk of parasitic disease is achieved by keeping the worm burden low. Younger horses are in greater danger of parasitic disease.Controlling egg shedding stops horses re-infecting themselv… read more
  • 10th Jun 2016
    Flies, mosquitoes and midges are not good news for your horse. At best they bring considerable stress and bother, causing lumps, swellings, sores, rashes and itchy skin. They may trigger conjunctiviti… read more
  • Sweet Itch - The Facts
    26th Feb 2016
    SWEET-ITCH – THE FACTSThis condition is caused by an allergic reaction to saliva from the Culicoides midge. It results in intense itching so the horse will try to rub the affected area against stables… read more
  • Horse & Country TV
    26th Feb 2016
    Horse & Country TV’s informative Vet Essentials episode on worm control in horses is being aired again this spring. Watching it is an easy and entertaining way to learn everything you need to know… read more
  • New Coopers Gut Support
    26th Feb 2016
    COOPERS GUT EQUALISE Is a prebiotic and postbiotic paste to maintain normal digestive function in horses or help to establish normal digestive bacteria in foals. It is packed in oral syringes.COOPERS… read more
  • Treatment Of Tapeworm In Horses
    25th Feb 2016
    The Royal Veterinary College and Austin Davis Biologics Ltd, providers of EquiSal Tapeworm testing, have been awarded a research grant by Petplan Charitable Trust for a project entitled: "Improved con… read more
  • Understanding Cushings Disease
    18th Feb 2016
    UNDERSTANDING CUSHINGS DISEASE & SYNDROME IN DOGS and HORSES.These are conditions where excessive amounts of glucocorticoids are produced. Strictly speaking Cushing’s Disease is where a pituitary… read more
  • Joint Supplements for Dogs and Horses
    11th Feb 2016
    Supplements are widely used when dogs or horses develop stiffness in their joints and a good supplement will help maintain healthy joints and freedom of movement. It may also delay the need for “presc… read more
  • Horse Fly Control Video
    10th Feb 2016
    Following on from our successful webinar on horse wormers and strategic worm control we are please to introduce a new webinar on horse fly control produced by Hyperdrug and Zoetis the makers of Equest… read more
  • Mud Fever
    23rd Oct 2015
    Weather conditions this autumn are already leading to numerous outbreaks of Mud Fever in horses.This is usually attributed to the bacteria D.Congolensis which is also implicated in “rain scald” and ca… read more
  • Tapeworm Time and Horse Wormers
    18th Sep 2015
    As we approach tapeworm time it is important to remember that although traditionally the time to worm for this parasite have been around October and March it does not really matter when you treat as l… read more
  • Horse Wormers and Worming Webinar
    8th Sep 2015
    Recently Hyperdrug in conjunction with Zoetis the makers of Equest and Pramox created a webinar which was broadcast live to horse owners to help provide the knowledge needed to help maintain your hors… read more
  • Pramox and Equest now treat up to 700kg
    1st Sep 2014
    Pramox and Equest are now in tubes to treat horses up to 700kg in weight.Zoetis the makers of Pramox and Equest have made some changes to two of their horse wormers.Pramox and Equest are now in tubes… read more
  • Is Ragwort harmful to horses
    7th Aug 2013
    Our article on Ragwort has produced much interest and comment and several misconceptions have been aired. The point has been made by horse owners that the plant should be exterminated and by naturalis… read more
  • Horse Wormers faq
    11th Jan 2013
    Horse Wormers faqI just cannot be bothered to read this, what can I do?Give us a ring on 01833 641112 our pharmacists and SQP's are happy to discuss your individual requirements and help you plan you… read more
  • 1st Sep 2012
    Q. My Vet has never offered me a prescription.A.Unfortunately this is not unusual despite the efforts of the Royal College ofVeterinary Surgeons to ensure Vets obey their legal & professional obli… read more
  • Stress in Horses
    28th Jul 2012
    Horses can find all sorts of situations distressing, young horses can often nervous getting into a trailer for the first time, and sometimes they just never get over it, becoming more and more upset a… read more