SADDLE FITTING CPD Weekend:

  • Saddle construction – how the saddle is made and all its parts using real saddles

  • How to recognise good/bad saddle fit

  • How saddle fit affects movement

  • Saddle related problems for horse and rider

  • Treatment of the horse from the effects of an ill-fitting saddle 

  • Saddlepads and their uses

SARCOID EVENING TALK MILBOURN EQUINE VET:

What they are, their causes and how to treat them.

They are tumors, they may proliferate in size and number but the treatment is possible.

The cause is a bovine papillomavirus and flies are a risk factor.

Sarcoids can appear at wound sites as a non healing wound.

They need to be treated because they can become ulcerated or infected leading to pain. If they are located over joints or on eyelids they can lead to functional problems. 

There are six diffrent types of sarcoids which are: occult (hairless patches), nodular, verrucous, fibroblastic,malevolent and mixed combination of sarcoid types present at one site.

There are different solutions to treat sarcoids such as laser therapy, sarcoid creams (can only be applied by your vet due to its cytotoxic nature), blood root cream (safe for the owner), surgery, intralesional chemotherapy and cryosurgery.

 

Melanoma is a different type of tumor which can be found mainly on grey horses (under the tail or close to the jaw).

BREEDING, PREGNANCY AND FOALING WITH CLIFFE EQUINE VET:

WORMING AND WINTER NUTRITION WITH BELL EQUINE :

INSIDE NATURE'S GIANT AT CLIFFE EQUINE: 

⚠️ WARNING CONTENT⚠️

Last night I went to Cliffe Equine Vets for the Inside Nature’s Giants Event. I studied Horse anatomy in the past and I discovered some internal organs such as kidneys, heart, brain during Dissection classes.

Yesterday was a bit different as from the start we saw the whole head of a horse (50kg ish). We could clearly see the Temporal mandibular joint, the mandible, the trachea (rings of cartilage), oesophagus and the nuchal ligament. The hyoid bone (where the tongue sits) was actually smaller than I expected!


Horses can be quite sensitive to TMJ pressure, TMJ pain can be the result of anxiety, stress, boredom due to stereotypies (cribbing, weaving, stall-walking) but not only. Spasm, thightness, tension, dysfunctions in the TMJ and hyoid areas can be caused by severe bits, tight noseband.

All of this has an impact on the shoulders too because several muscles are attahed to the hyoid bone:

- Sternohyoid --> Retracts the tongue
- Omohyoidus --> Insertion on the shoulder joint and goes on the basihyoid bone
- Sternothyroideus --> Originates on the sternum and inserts on the thyroid cartilage.

There is also a huge impact on deglutition and digestion processes.

Then, we had a great overview and full description of the digestive system (a bit smelly) from a little horse.

                                                                                                                 

 Horse head                                                                                                                          Trachea and rings of cartilage

 

Nuchal ligament Funicular part

Digestive System

Nuchal ligament lamellar part

Mesentery

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