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18 Valuable Tips for Feeding of Laminitics

Vets, research workers and and experienced horse handlers all agree that management of a laminitic is everything. There is no cure, therefore avoiding the disease in the first place is important, and experts agree that careful management could drastically reduce the number of cases. 18 tips to help manage a laminitic: Most importantly horses and ponies should never be overfed … Continue reading

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Autumn Laminitis Caution

There is the suggestion that there are more cases of laminitis admitted to veterinary clinics in September than any other month as autumn brings the grass back to life, so supporting horses and ponies prone to laminitis is especially important at this time. Horses that are prone to laminitis should be fed low calorie, low sugar, low starch feeds which … Continue reading

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The Truth About Laminitis: Dispelling the Myths

Laminitis is a subject that is on the mind of many horse owners, and especially as we head into spring. A debilitating disease with severe welfare and economic impacts, it is not yet fully understood and is often difficult to treat and manage. Recent research has helped elucidate the causes, and a relatively new proposal of the different types has … Continue reading

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Important Nutrition Tips for a Healthy Foal

Providing the right care for your pregnant mare will increase the chances of a healthy foal. Many pregnant mares are entering their final three months of gestation early in the year. These final three months are a critical time for the unborn foal, because it does most of its developing and weight gain during this period. During the first two-thirds … Continue reading

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Coat Care: Must Do’s Before Spring

Out Shine the Competition! Prepare for the ultimate coat this show season. Whether you are producing horses and ponies for the show ring, or simply want to achieve five star turnout, thinking about coat health before your horse starts changing his coat is important. Optimising his diet and then managing his rugging routine correctly will allow him to produce a healthy, shiny, … Continue reading

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6 Tips for Coping with Condition Loss in Winter

Coping with Condition Loss in Your Horse During winter when grass is in short supply and many horses are stabled for much of their time, it is common for horses to drop condition. If you notice any changes within your horse such as dropping away, or a dull coat remind yourself to check the following:   Have you had your … Continue reading

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