Are you dreaming of a head-turning, healthful and shiny coat for your horse? A glowing coat is a symbol of health and must be nurtured from the inside out with correct and balanced nutrition. However, the steps to a shiny coat don’t end there. In this article, we share our top three tips for show-ready
There are three common reasons for unexpected weight loss. These include inadequate diet, poor dental care and ineffective worming. If your horse is losing weight unexpectedly, then you should assess these three areas to ensure their needs are being met. Nutrition As a general rule, every horse should be consuming 2-3% of their bodyweight in
During Summer, warm and damp conditions create the ideal environment for common and frustrating skin infections, like rain scald. In this article, we outline what you need to know about rain scald, including its treatment and prevention. What is rain scald? Rain scald, also called rain rot or streptothricosis, is caused by the organism dermatophilus
Your horse moves uneasily under saddle and your mind begins to race – could it be a stone bruise or is it something more sinister? In this article, we outline the difference between neurologic disorders and lameness in horses. The difficulty with neurologic and lameness is they can both begin with unsteadiness in the gaits.
Approximately 5-25% of horses show signs of anhidrosis during Summer. A condition where horses sweat noticeably less – or even not at all – anhidrosis is a serious health concern when the weather is at its most hot and humid. In this article, we answer a few frequently asked questions about anhidrosis. What causes anhidrosis?
With competition season just around the corner this means you and your horse may soon be hitting the road. To prevent dangerous health problems caused by dehydration, consider these five tips for safer transporting during Summer. Learn the signs of dehydration There are three simple tests you can do to check for dehydration in your
Summer is one of the best seasons for horse riding. The warmer weather and longer days make it easier to enjoy hacking, schooling and competing. But, these seasonal changes can also affect your horse’s health. We share 12 tips to help your horse beat the Summer heat. Keep your horse hydrated Every horse should have
With hotter temperatures and seasonal changes, Summer can be harsh on our horses. There are many health problems that can arise and, in this article, we share five of the most common, plus how they can be avoided. 1 Dehydration A consequence of fluid loss, dehydration can affect your horse year-round, but remains more prevalent
No matter how much we try to protect our horses, the chances are high that you’ll be confronted with a situation requiring immediate first aid care. In this article, we outline the first response steps you should take when you encounter an emergency. When bringing a new horse home, one of the most important considerations
While vaccinations can be administered at any age without negative effects, vaccinating your foal too early will not be successful in mounting an immune response. A vaccination program should commence from three months of age for the best results. When your foal is born, they inherit disease immunity by consuming an adequate amount of their