• Gastroscopy at Fyrnwy Equine

    8th January 2019

    The only way to definitively diagnose equine gastric ulcers is by gastroscopy. What is gastroscopy? Gastroscopy is the diagnostic test that involves passing a flexible camera down the horse’s oesophagus and into the stomach.  This allows us to see the inside of the horse’s stomach and look for any signs of…

  • Managing your horse with Cushing’s Disease

    13th July 2018

    Your horse has been diagnosed with PPID – what causes it and what are the signs? • PPID or equine Cushing’s disease is a hormonal disease caused by changes in the pituitary gland (which is found at the base of the brain). PPID refers to this abnormality. • It becomes…

  • Managing Horses in the Hot Weather

    26th June 2018

    We hope everyone is enjoying this glorious weather. Here is just a few things to think about when caring for horses whilst its hot!   Water Make sure your horse always has access to plenty of fresh water. During the hot weather their intake will increase significantly. When you are…

  • Head Shaking

    10th January 2018

    What is headshaking?   The term headshaking simply refers to any shaking of the head – up and down or side to side or round and round (rotational). Some horses show signs of headshaking all the time and some are seasonal or situation dependent. Signs that can accompany the headshaking…


    24th November 2017

    With the wetter weather comes an increased incidence of mud fever. Equine pastern dermatitis as it is called by vets is very common in horses kept in wet and muddy conditions. The dermatitis is secondary to damage of the skin barrier allowing bacteria to enter. Damage to the skin can…