Medicine is a complex and exciting field in veterinary science.

Problems range from poor performance in the elite horse to dehydration and shock in acutely ill diarrhoea cases, to intensive care of foals with immune problems or infection and a myriad of other conditions such as heart irregularities or murmurs. 

Of course the boundaries of medicine and surgery often overlap. The wonderful world of the respiratory system and some of the things that we see using high quality endoscopy equipment have made diagnosis and management of clinical cases much easier in recent times.

Medicine encompasses things such as 'not eating' or 'losing weight' or 'poor performance'.

The performance equine athlete: Medically assessing poor performance relies on a detailed assessment of nutrition, gait, respiratory function, "soundness", suitability, impact of current training regime and environmental factors.