Equine Articles

Greasy heel is characterised by greasy, cracked or inflamed skin on the heels and rear of the pasterns.

Spring Feeding Horses

Too fat, too thin: how is your horse looking after the winter months? Condition scoring is an ideal way to assess your horse's weight and make any changes to the diet if needed.

Plan Ahead to Avoid Weaning Woes

For something that happens every year, weaning never seems to take on the status of 'just another day's work'. You can minimise problems by weaning at the optimum time and by implementing a sound nutritional plan for mares and foals both before and after weaning.

Feeding the Broodmare

Mares should be fed differently during early pregnancy, late pregnancy, and lactation. By understanding the mare's nutrient needs during each stage of her reproductive cycle, a suitable and cost effective feeding program can be designed and implemented.

Managing Horses with Airway Disease

'Heaves' is a condition somewhat similar to asthma in humans. The scientific name for the problem is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It can also be known as recurrent airway disease or recurrent airway obstruction.

Paterson’s Curse Poisoning In Horses

Paterson’s Curse is a plant that is extremely toxic to horses, most commonly resulting in chronic liver failure due to repeated intake of the plant when pasture is scarce, such as after a drought or a fire.

Keeping Miniature Horses Healthy by Managing Diet

They're tiny, cute, and appealing. Just looking at a Miniature Horse makes you want to give it a cuddle and a treat! Unfortunately, obesity is a common and deadly problem.

Lice infestations on horses causes skin irritation, self mutilation and loss of condition. Incidence peaks in late winter and spring, recurring annually once lice become established in a stable or paddock.

Tendon and Ligament Strains and Sprains

Tendon and ligament strains and sprains are common injuries in the lower limbs of performance horses. Why are tendons and ligaments so susceptible to injury and what is the best treatment for them?

It is useful to be aware of the normal values for the vital signs of your horse.
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