Helping your good doers stay healthy and slim by Equine Nutritionist Clare MacLeod

Keeping “good doers” healthy and slim can be a big challenge. Many owners are aware of the importance of plenty of forage but this has led to many more overweight horses. How do we ensure good gut health and psychological health in good doers whilst keeping them slim and metabolically healthy? What is a good doer? “Good doer” is a … Continue reading

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The dreaded L-word… Laminitis

The dreaded L-word can affect your horse or pony at any time of the year, although cases are more common in the spring when the grass gets going. Although research in the past couple of decades has revealed more understanding of this complex condition, there is still much to learn. Until then, there are practical management strategies to reduce its … Continue reading

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Nutrition: Feeding for Weight Loss

One of the biggest challenges when feeding your horse for weight loss is reducing his dietary energy while at the same time fulfilling his need to chew and the need for gut fill. Follow these tips to help slim your horse down to a healthy weight. 10 Tips to get you started: • The most effective regime includes a very … Continue reading

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Nutrition Tips: Restricted diets and knock-on negatives

Maintaining a healthy, ideal weight in horses and ponies can be challenging. This case study highlights the potential issues related to restricted diets and what we can do to maintain optimum health. “My Welsh Mountain pony is constantly on a diet because she gets too fat easily. At the moment she is in good, slim condition but she lacks energy and … Continue reading

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