Welcome to KBIS

The UK's leading independent
horse insurance specialists

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Welcome to KBIS

The UK's leading independent
horse insurance specialists

0345 230 2323

15 months cover
as standard

for vet fee, mortality &
permanent loss of use

Welcome to KBIS

The UK's leading independent
horse insurance specialists

0345 230 2323

Bespoke cover for your
Home, Yard & Equipment

Welcome to KBIS

The UK's leading independent
horse insurance specialists

0345 230 2323

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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 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...
Horses have evolved to be free roaming grazing animals. Given the option to live this way they will spend about three quarters of their time with their heads down and will be continually on the move, albeit slowly, as they search...
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...
Part of my responsibility as a vet in the Royal Army Veterinary Corps (many years ago!)  was to ensure that the qualifications of the Army farriers were in line with those offered by the Colleges thus ensuring that the Army Farriers...
The horse’s skin is perhaps the most forgotten organ of the body. It provides a first line physical barrier against infection protects the underlying structures and plays a role in heat regulation and electrolyte balance. When hot the...

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