Horse too fat? Here’s some advice from Dr. Anneke Hallebeek

June 21, 2021 (Photo: iStock)Overweight in horses is a subject high on the agenda of many Friesian horse owners. Friesian horses are so-called good-doers and...

Gender selection in breeding

Photo: Karin SevinkWouldn´t it be wonderful if breeders could choose the gender of their foals? It can be done...But are we really looking at...

Growing, socialising: there´s lots to learn for young stock

Cute little foals don´t grow up to strong 3-year-olds all by themselves. The importance of proper procedures for raising young stock is still underrated,...

Whistling sound in canter

At the Veterinary Clinic in Emmeloord veterinarian Ids de Boer conducted a clinical test on a 9-year-old Friesian gelding. When assessing the horse´s movement...

Ovarian cysts: spoilsport for getting pregnant

Cysts in flushing fluidIn spring Dr Karin Hendriks enthusiastically took up the mare supervision for a breeder with several Friesian mares. ‘In this herd...

Foal susceptible to Lawsonia

April 14, 2021 Foals ingest antibodies via the dam’s beestings (colostrum), but after one or two months the protection from the beestings decreases (Photo: Digishots)At...

Anneke Hallebeek: ‘Feeding regime for gestating mares underestimated’

Pregnant mares are a special category in terms of their need for nutrients, because they do not just cater for themselves, but also for...

Disease caused by tick bites, or not?

May 17, 2021 After hacking out in the woods the owner frequently needed to remove a tick from Sytske. (Photo: Sanne Ramkema)The owner of Sytske,...

Foal season: the birth and most common foal diseases

What are important points of attention around and just after the birth of the foal? And what are the most common foal diseases? Veterinarian...

Foaling season: good preparation is a job half done!

The foaling season is knocking on our doors and for breeders who still have some time to go the key question is: where are...

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