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Toxins in feed – is your horse at risk?

Horse owners have heard much about the dangers of mycotoxins from fungi in our grasslands in New Zealand, but recent evidence shows that the...

Herbs to help your horse’s fitness programme

Physical fitness is really nothing more complex than being in a good state of general health so that you and your horse can achieve...

Less is more: how to treat stomach ulcers in your horse

Anyone who has suffered from gastric ulcers knows how unpleasant and potentially debilitating they can be – and the remarkable relief omeprazole gives. Equine gastric...

New animal welfare rules to be introduced

There are a number of new regulations being developed in response to the feedback received by the Ministry of Primary Industries when consulted on...

Laminitis: the simple way to prevent what can’t be cured.

Protect your performance horse from laminitis without changing their diet. Laminitis is a distressing and potentially crippling disease that affects the hooves of the horse....

Rehydrate, Recharge, Refresh: Virbac Animal Health

The supplement needs of different horses, in different sports and different weather conditions will vary – and they will also be different on competition...

Feeding for laminitis recovery: Hygain nutrition series

One of many riders’ worst fears is arriving at the paddock to find their horse showing signs of extreme soreness in the front feet....

Feeding for weight gain: Hygain Nutrition series

How to feed horses for weight gain is a commonly-asked question. Some horses do not maintain their bodyweight easily and it can be a...

Under attack: how herbs can help the horse’s immune system

The immune system plays such an important role in animal health that it should be considered in regard to most conditions, other than acute...

Defence forces: the horse’s immune system

The immune system is one of the most important of the body’s many and complex systems. It works unseen but is vital to the...

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