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Nature’s first-aid kit

Having a working knowledge of herbal medicine is very empowering, and as your experience and confidence grows, you will find your vet bills reducing…...

Forage in your horse’s diet – Hygain Nutrition series

Forage, such as hay and pasture, is critical for your horse’s health and wellbeing. Understanding how the horse’s digestive system is designed to function...

Great nutrition, great condition

As winter is now upon us, it’s time to make sure you can do the best for your horses to ensure they stay in...

The good news on garlic

The use of garlic is widespread among horse owners, and its medicinal use in humans has been documented as far back as Ancient Egypt for...

Weathering the worst

Most ponies can cope with even freezing temperatures on a sunny day. It’s cold combined with rain and wind that’s really unpleasant and that’s...

Justin’s miraculous rescue

"I saw the gate open, and my heart sank. Please no..." When Levin's Troye Hudepohl went to check on her horses before going to work...

Feeding the senior horse – Hygain Nutrition Series

Defining the ‘nutritionally senior’ horse When does a horse become a ‘senior’? In general, horses between 18 and 20 are considered to be approaching...

Herbs for horses – St John’s Wort

St John’s wort is a herb with a long but sometimes stormy past that has come into to its own as a safe and...

Manuka honey – nature’s super-healer

The use of New Zealand’s unique UMF manuka honey is becoming mainstream in wound care in Europe, but still lagging at home. The prime...

Vaccination for young horses

Q: Can you please tell me a general vaccination plan for a young horse? My mare is due shortly with her first foal -...

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