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HBLB 2019 Codes of Practice are now available

Friday, November 30, 2018

The HBLB Codes of Practice for the 2019 equine breeding season are now available and can be accessed via our resources for vets pages. As you will know...

BHA/FEI Stance on Regumate®

Friday, November 30, 2018

As many people will know, the anabolic steroids trendione and/or trenbolone have recently been detected in altrenogest oral solutions including the licensed...

Horse industry applauds success of NEHS Survey which saw Blue Cross join up with other charities and sector leads for equine health

Monday, October 15, 2018

In its eighth and final year the annual National Equine Health Survey (NEHS) has confirmed its importance as an accurate tracker of endemic equine disease...

Scientific research into equine vision leads to trial of new fence and hurdle design to further improve safety in jump racing

Monday, October 15, 2018

• Research by University of Exeter shows that horses see better and may jump differently over white and yellow obstacles compared to the orange currently...


Top ten tips for working with competition horses


1. Never assume a horse is not running/competing.

2. Remember BHA rules on race days

3. Have a competent person with a bridle/chiffney

4. Have a working knowledge of withdrawal times

5. Common things remain common

6. Oral medications are a common cause of 'positive dope tests'

7. When doing an intra-articular procedure...

8. Never be blase with intra-articular procedures

9. Be seen to be clean

10. As I was told by a previous boss...