Rupert thought he could have a go at being a Grand Prix showjumper and was found in this rather sticky situation last week. Being a typical cob he was still munching his way around the small circle of grass he could still reach!
He was sedated to allow the firemen to cut down the gate so he could be rolled off. After a few minutes laying down to have a rest he was back on his feet. After a good dose of painkillers he was completely back to normal within 24 hours!
That’s what we call a lucky escape…
The Equine Veterinary Centre is not a hospital and hence is not staffed 24 hours a day
Winter coughs in horses who are stabled is usually down to dust particles and fungal spores….
There were 28 confirmed equine influenza outbreaks during May, compared to just 12 in April 2019