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

Nutrition Related Laminitis

Nutrition Related Laminitis 👨🏻‍🔬🔬🐴 Laminitis is the inflammation of the laminae tissue inside the hoof. 🔍 It can affect one or all feet, but most often seen in the front feet where blood flow to the laminae is disrupted and the structure is weakened due to the inflammation. 🔎 The hoof wall to bone bond

Queensland Itch Cause

Queensland Itch Cause 👨🏻‍🔬🔬🐴 Allergies are an exaggerated reaction by the body due to an imbalanced response from the immune system. 🍃Environmental factors initiate the immune response and in the case of QUEENSLAND ITCH the allergic response is due to the proteins in the saliva of midges, which in turn inflames and irritates the horse’s

The Healthy Oil Choice for Your Horse

A summary of the oils available on the market and the healthy choice for your horse. Most oils on the market including: ❌Rice Bran Oil (RBO) ❌Corn ❌Canola ❌Olive ❌Soybean ❌Cottonseed ❌Sunflower Oil Are all deficient in Omega 3 and may increase an inflammatory responses, due to higher Omega 6 to Omega 3 levels. ❌Coconut