Category: Horses

First Aid Management of Colic

There are many underlying causes of colic or abdominal pain in a horse. Over the last 20 years, the use of effective and safe worming compounds, routine planned worming intervals, the acceptance that regular teeth

Can I Feed Them the Same Amount?

The feed room is a riot of feed bags and empty buckets, and the horses are banging on their doors waiting impatiently for the feed to arrive. The stablehand grabs a dipper and starts doling

Falling Into Winter

Four Dietary Management Tips for Horses to Consider as Cold Weather Descends 1. Stash Away Hay As we all know, hay is often a mainstay of winter diets. When pasture grasses stop growing and start

Worms in Horses

It is important that all persons responsible for the health care of horses have an understanding of the common worms and how to control them. Regular worm control of internal parasites is important to ensure

What’s a Good Diet for a Good-Doer?

If your horse has been out of work during the winter, what is the best way to increase its energy intake as you begin exercising him in the spring? Mother Nature may boost your horse’s

Food for Thought

Details of the Equine Digestive Tract Grass, hay, and grain go in one end of the horse and what’s left comes out the other…what more does anyone need to know about the digestive tract? For

Summer Feeding of Horses

Ahh, the joys of summer. Hot days mean early morning rides, the smell of fresh horse sweat in your nose and the warm sun on your back (not to mention the steady hum of flies

Lice On Horses

Two species of lice can infest horses, causing 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. Long

Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Haemorrhage in Horses

Bleeding from one or both nostrils is referred to as Exercise Induced Pulmonary Haemorrhage. EIPH appears to be related to the speed of exercise, with greater risk in horses exercising at maximal speed or effort.

Keeping the Senior Horse Healthy

Basic care of older horses needs to include all the steps involved in managing younger horses, with some extra attention to handling the senior horse’s changing needs.

Laminitis: Prevention is Better than Cure

Of all the common lameness problems that affect horses and ponies, laminitis and founder are most feared by horse owners. In fact, laminitis is the second biggest killer of horses after colic. Laminitis occurs when