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Research & Advice

  • Feeding for hoof health

    March 5, 2018

    There are many factors that appear to affect hoof health and the majority of these are related to management; for example, what the horse is fed, hoof care and farriery......

  • Calming your horse

    February 1, 2018

    There are a number of factors that influence your horse’s behaviour such as his instincts, genetics, environment and health. In their natural environment, horses are herd animals that will not voluntarily isolate themselves from other horses...

  • Assessing your horse’s bodyweight and body condition

    January 3, 2018

    The ability to accurately assess your horse’s bodyweight is important for a number of reasons, including determining your horse’s nutrient requirements, particularly energy intake, administration of the correct amount of any medications, and to assess if they are maintaining, losing or gaining weight...

  • Feeding your horse in the winter: things to consider

    November 18, 2017

    There are a few areas that are important to consider in relation to feeding your horses(s) during the winter months. In this article we’ll take a look at forage provision, meeting nutrient requirements, water intakes and monitoring your horse(s) body condition during the winter.

  • Keeping your horse’s gut health

    October 27, 2017

    Horses have evolved to browse and graze, are well suited to high-fibre, low-starch diets and spend 16-18 hours per day grazing . Wild horses rarely fast for more than a couple of hours at a time. The dietary management of domestic horses is often far removed from that of their wild counterparts....

  • Worming your horse

    September 29, 2017

    Having a worming programme in place is an essential component of managing any horse. Parasitic worms can have a detrimental effect on your horse’s health and well-being, including poor body condition, colic and general ill health.

  • Feeding Stallions

    September 1, 2017

    Diet is considered to impact on fertility and reproductive performance and any issues with nutrition or health can significantly affect a stallion’s performance.

  • Managing your horse’s weight

    August 9, 2017

    Obesity in horses is a growing problem, which can have major implications for health. Therefore, as we enter spring it is a good time evaluate our horse’s bodyweight and consider if they may need to shed a few pounds.

  • Electrolytes

    June 29, 2017

    The major electrolytes include sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium and magnesium. Even when your horses is resting, he or she will lose electrolytes through faeces, urine and their breath. During exercise electrolyte loss is increased through sweating.

  • Essential Vitamins & Minerals

    June 27, 2017

    Vitamins and minerals are two of the six essential nutrient required by horses. Horses only need relatively small quantities of vitamins and minerals; however, an imbalance of these can be detrimental to your horse’s health.

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