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Strangles in horses. Taking nasal swabs for PCR testing for Streptococcus equi equi infection

All About Strangles (Streptococcus equi)

Strangles is caused by a bacteria called Streptococcus equi. subspecies equi. It is a common, highly contagious infection of a horse’s upper respiratory tract. Strangles...
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Ballinger Equine is recruiting a new or recently qualified veterinary surgeon

Additional Vet Sought for Clinical Team

Ballinger Equine’s reputation for clinical excellence and outstanding client service is well established. With a steadily increasing client base and extended area of operation, our multi-award-winning...
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Ragwort is highly toxic to horses and ponies and should be dug up and removed from grazing pasture.

Ragwort Poisoning in Horses

The abundant bright yellow flowers of the common ragwort (Senecio jacobaea) seem to be everywhere at the moment – certainly in Hertfordshire ragwort seems to...
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Ballinger Equine's Senior Practice Administrator, Laura Perry

Laura is New Practice Administrator

Laura Perry has joined Ballinger Equine as Senior Practice Administrator and will take over the leadership of the increasingly busy administrative office. Amongst Laura’s priorities...
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Ballinger Equine's veterinary surgeons conducted the veterinary health checks at the Luffenhall Ride for Life, as required in Endurance GB regulations

The Luffenhall Ride for Life

A sunny, breezy, occasionally showery summer Sunday proved perfect for today’s (4 July 2021) inaugural Luffenhall Ride for Life Endurance GB event. Ballinger Equine sponsored...
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Ballinger Equine Practice Administrator, Sharni Heaps competing with Hugo at the PWPC Eventer Trials Open ODE at Bramfield, May 2021. Image copyright Catch it Quick Photography.

All About Equine Bio-Security

Bio-security – a term often associated with sci-fi movies, mysterious government laboratories, scientists in yellow protective suits and more recently, COVID-19. In reality these associations...
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