Horse Care Topics

Cushings Disease

Equine Cushings Disease (also called Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction) is one of the most common hormonal diseases that affects older horses and ponies. It causes excessive cortisol to be released into the horse's bloodstream. Clinical signs are variable but can include one or all of the following: ​Laminitis Long and/or curly hair coat Fat deposits above the eye and [...]

Hendra Virus

The Equivac HeV vaccine is the single most important step in protecting your horse and your family against the deadly Hendra Virus. Newcastle Equine Centre strongly recommends that all horses are vaccinated. The vaccine must be given by a veterinarian, involves 2 initial injections, 3-6 weeks apart and the horse must be microchipped. The horse [...]

Guide To Worming Horses

Worms that affect horses are everywhere and all horses are continually being exposed and infected with worms. For this reason, prevention of worm problems in horses is one of the most important aspects of horse husbandry and veterinary medicine. Common worms that affect horses: small strongyles (cyathostomes), large strongyles, roundworms, pinworms, tapeworms and bots. How [...]