Horse Health (Page 6)

and Wellbeing

The Nuchal Ligament Lamellae

Our knowledge of equine anatomy may be based on outdated findings and needs to be revised. According to the anatomy books that, to date, have served as study reference to veterinarians and practitioners around the world, the nuchal ligament lamellae attaches from C2 to C6 or C2 to C7. However,Read More →

Introduction by Cristina Wilkins A little over a year ago, the Australian racing industry was rocked by news that traces of banned anabolic steroids had been detected in products that are regularly administered to performance mares around the world. Despite being linked to a permitted drug, the finding resulted inRead More →

Thoroughbred welfare

Joint issues are one of the major issues that all horse owners face. This article aims to provide a general understanding of basic concepts around joint health.  Importantly, the take home message from this article is that, when it comes to joint structure, joint function and joint health, there isRead More →

equine worm control

Postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Queensland, Dr Anne Beasley, explains the importance of sustainable worm control and why we must no longer rely on the old-school interval treatment regime. This article provides all the basics on parasite biology and the drugs available for treatment. This knowledge will empowerRead More →

August 1 is considered the birthday of each and every Australian Thoroughbred racehorse and the official “horse birthday” in the southern hemisphere, no matter what date they were actually born. (The “horse birthday” date is January 1 for Thoroughbreds in the northern hemisphere.) The annual Thoroughbred breeding season starts onRead More →