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Developing a healthy topline: Hygain Nutrition series

We all want to build the perfect topline in our horses, but first we must understand a topline is. The topline of the horse...

Alternative sources of roughage: Hygain Nutrition Series

Roughage is critical for the health and well-being of all horses, and should be the basis for any feeding program. Understanding the design, function...

Comfort eating

Winter is a time when we have to pay special attention to all stock, including our equine friends. Even the transition period between the...

Try before you buy: pre-purchase checks

Buying a horse or pony is a very exciting time. Whether it is a first lead-rein pony, a potential Grand Prix show jumper or...

Is your mare expecting this spring?

You’ve chosen the perfect stallion… your mare has successfully conceived… and now you wait for the impending birth of your foal… but have you...

Natural wound management for horses

Small injuries to the skin happen continuously, and we take for granted that the body will heal these, and keep infection at bay. However, the...

A rest home for horses

Imagine a beautifully set-up and maintained equestrian property, where old and retired horses and ponies could go to live, free of charge, and be...

Feed management in winter: Hygain Nutrition series

As we approach the cooler months, we need to consider adapting our horses’ feeding regime to satisfy their energy requirements in cooler weather. In...

Pasture management for metabolic disorders: Hygain Nutrition series

Research has shown that pasture-induced laminitis occurs at times of rapid grass growth. The accumulation of certain carbohydrates in pasture forage - including fructans,...

The truth about minerals, vitamins and pasture-only diets: Hygain Nutrition series

The natural feeding habit of the horse is to eat small amounts of roughages often. A forage-only diet is deficient in several critical vitamins...

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