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horse insurance specialists

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Welcome to KBIS

The UK's leading independent
horse insurance specialists

0345 230 2323

New Catastrophe Cover

Stand alone vet fee
insurance from just £275

Welcome to KBIS

The UK's leading independent
horse insurance specialists

0345 230 2323

NEW Personal Accident
Insurance for BE Members

Welcome to KBIS

The UK's leading independent
horse insurance specialists

0345 230 2323

Bespoke cover for your
Home, Yard & Equipment

The Vet's View

The following articles have been written by our in-house veterinary advisor, Dr Annie Bevins MA Vet MB MRCVS, who joined KBIS at the start of 2016.

Having qualified from Cambridge Veterinary School in 1984, Annie joined the Royal Army Veterinary Corps as a veterinary officer and ran the army veterinary hospital in Melton Mowbray for three years before joining an equine and small animal practice in Wiltshire.  Annie then set up her own practice concentrating on competition horses and pursuing her interest in rehabilitation. Today, as well as acting veterinary advisor for KBIS, she is also an FEI Vet Delegate for eventing, whilst still advising and treating a small numbers of her client's horses.

We have also included an article from guest author Becky James of Haygain.

The recent change in weather has reminded us autumn is here and winter routines will be commencing soon if they haven’t already! Of course, we want to keep our horses turned out as much as possible but as daylight hours decrease, grazing...
Today’s young people may be the first generation not to have longer lifespans than their parents. There is a huge increase in Type 2 diabetes and obesity is linked to heart disease, numerous types of cancer and joint problems.When it comes...
We have recently had three claims submitted for serious diarrhoea associated with small red worm (strongyle) infections, an infection which is preventable through the correct worming management. Worming, as with vaccinating against equine...
As a result of this evolutionary fact, the respiratory system of the horse is relatively inefficient at clearing pathogens and irritants away. As particles simply “drain” out under gravity with the head down, nature has not concentrated so...
Question: My horse has mud fever, should I wash his legs off after coming in from the field or not?Annie’s Answer: If he has got mud fever at the moment he must be kept in the dry until it clears up. Recent research shows that cold can...

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