How to Help Manage Cribbing Through Diet

Are you trying to manage a crib-biter or wind-sucker? Understanding stereotypies and considering implementing the following will help… • Limit starchy feed such as course mix and grains • Turnout as much as possible • Offer ad-lib forage at all times (soak if you need to reduce energy content) • Don’t use collars • Feed an antacid • Turnout with … Continue reading

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Understanding Sarcoids: Could This Be the Answer?

Sarcoids, immunity and nutrition – what’s the link? What are Sarcoids? Sarcoids are tumours of skin fibroblasts, which are described by experts as a type of skin cancer. They are not a true cancer because they usually stay strictly within the skin, but neither are they simply warts or suchlike. Any equid can be affected by sarcoids, including horses, ponies, … Continue reading

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5 Useful Supplements to Help Combat Summer and Why They Really Work

1.Feeding Essential Vitamins and Minerals balances the nutrient shortage in grass pasture, hay and haylage to maintain all-round health. Most good doers and many other horses given pasture turnout during summer will not need the full recommended amount of compound feed, so they will miss out on a balanced diet.   2. Electrolytes – exercising horses lose large amounts of sweat … Continue reading

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