Equine Ailments

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Feeding horses with EMS & Cushing's Disease

  Dietary management for EMS or Cushing's Disease For a pony or horse suspected of having Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) or diagnosed with Cushings Syndrome, diet and exercise management is essential. Try and keep them fit with a target…

Prevention and Treatment of Sweet Itch

Understanding sweet itch.  The weather is getting warmer, the sun is high in the sky, and your horse starts itching and rubbing his mane and tail. Sound familiar? Many owners dread the onset of summer because of the continuous threat of sweet…
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Managing Cushing's Disease in the Competition Horse

Feed management of the competition horse with Cushing's Disease The main challenges for the competition horse with Cushing's Disease are ensuring your horse has sufficient energy, strength and endurance to compete whilst reducing the risk of…
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Feeding Laminitis Prone and Overweight Horses

What are the challenges of feeding a laminitis prone or overweight horse? We understand that when you have a horse or pony that is prone to laminitis – such as one that easily gains weight or has had laminitis before – managing his diet and…
First Aid Kit
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The Ideal Equine First Aid Kit

The Equine First Aid Kit As every horse owner knows, it is essential to keep a well stocked equine first aid kit at the yard, ready for use in the case of an injury. Even the most careful of us can end up having to administer first aid to everyday…
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A Guide to Horse Boots, Wraps and Chaps

Why use horse boots, wraps and chaps?          Choosing horse boots, wraps and chaps. With so many boots available, finding the right boots for your horse can be confusing. As riders and horse owners, we ask our horses to live and…

Managing arthritis

Horses can suffer from arthritis whether young or old, so it is important to know how to manage the condition and what to look out for. Many horse owners associate arthritis with old age and wear and tear on the body, however, it is actually…

Preventing Mud Fever

  Top tips for preventing mud fever Cold wet mud oozing over your boots and your fields are under water. Sound familiar? We all dread wet, muddy winters, particularly if your horse suffers from mud fever. Here we give you some top tips…
What is ringbone

What is ringbone?

What is ringbone? Equine ringbone is a form of osteoarthritis. It is a form of joint disease where excess bone is laid down inside or around the joints of the limbs. This excess bone can cause pain and interfere with the normal working of the…

Winter Leg Care

Though we know to keep our horses wrapped up in cosy rugs to keep them warm in winter time, it is all too easy to forget about their leg care. Cold, wet weather can leave your horse with stiff and painful joints, particularly if he has arthritis.…