Electrolytes Explained

🌀ELECTROLYTES Explained🗣 ☀️The weather is starting to heat up and for horses in training or competition🏇🏻, providing the essential electrolytes in the proper ratios, can affect performance by improving power and stamina. 📍Electrolytes include the following minerals: 🔸Sodium (Na) 🔸Chloride (Cl) 🔸Potassium (K) 🔸Magnesium (Mg) 🔸Calcium (Ca) ▪️They are all essential in maintaining the right

Happy Feet – Healthy Hooves

Hoof Health – Nutrition For Healthy Hooves You may have heard the phrase “NO HOOF, NO HORSE” which highlights how crucial the health and the strength of the hoof for horse soundness. That said for a horse, the hooves are low on the their list of priorities. The nutrients provided in the diet are first used for survival.

Choke In Horses

🔎🐴 CHOKE is a condition in horses where the oesophagus is blocked, usually feed or hay. Horses have been known to choke on any and all ingredients in the diet including: ❇︎ Forage – hay, hay pellets, hay cubes, beet pulp ❇︎ All feed types – sweet feed, pelleted feed, extruded feed ❇︎ Treats –

Fat For Fuel?

Fat For Fuel, Is It Safe For Your Horse? When looking to add additional calories to your horse’s diet, FAT is a safe option. Unlike adding carbohydrates (e.g cereal grains), fat is a (non-heating) source of calories free from sugars and starches. The many benefits of fat include – Highly digestible in the small intestine

Should I Rug My Horse?

♨️ 🐴 Should I Rug My Horse?❓♨️ ❄️ As winter arrives, we feel the cold and in some instances the thicker rug is brought out for our beloved horses to keep warm. BUT could this be affecting their health, in particular their metabolic rate? We can determine the effect of rugging horses by understanding the

Tying Up

Tying-Up – Management & Prevention   💢 Tying-Up – Management & Prevention ❇️ 🔬The term TYING-UP is used to describe a wide variety of muscle disorders that can occur in performance horses. 📖 The scientific name is Rhabdomyolysis, where the ‘myolysis’ part means muscle breakdown. 🔎 Clinical signs of tying up are varied and depends on

Inflammation In Horses

🔬There are two types of inflammation; Acute and Chronic. 🔸 ACUTE INFLAMMATION essentially is a correct biological response which is normal. It is a response to eliminate the initial cause of cell injury, clear out dead cells and damaged tissue of the original insult. 🔸 In contrast CHRONIC INFLAMMATION can have serious consequences. Being in

Diet Induced Colic In Horses

Understanding Diet Induced Colic In Horses 👨🏻‍🔬🐴 There are many causes of colic and it is unfortunately the leading medical cause of death in horses. Colic refers to pain in a horse’s abdomen typically involving the colon. Mostly the main cause is unknown. 🔬The types of colic other than diet induced includes: 🔺Impaction – sand,
3 SIMPLE STEPS TO BRILLIANT COLOUR & SHINE!🐴 (The Healthy Way😉) What minerals are important for horse colour? Which Omega gives a healthy shine? ~ Step 1️⃣ — Feed sufficient Zinc and Copper and avoid Iron overload. 🌱🇦🇺 Australian pasture, hay and feed crops are commonly low in zinc and copper while being naturally high

Help Prevent Ulcers In Horses

Preventing Gastric Ulcers In Horses 👨🏻‍🔬🔬🐴 One of the most commonly recognised digestive issues in horses are Gastric ulcers (ulceration of the stomach lining). 🤔 In fact, nearly all performance horses will exhibit gastric ulcers at some point in their career. 🔎💢Ulcers are commonly found in the top half of the equine stomach which has