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A breakthrough in ulcer control

Ulcers are a big concern to horse owners. External symptoms vary a great deal – with riders reporting girthiness, behavioural problems, issues with fence...

Supplying the power when you need it

“NRM Ultimate Sport allows my horses to stay focused but provides them with the power when they need it – a great new feed...

Separation anxiety: how herbs can help

Separation anxiety is quite natural for herd animals like horses, and it can be distressing both for the horses and for us as owners. In...

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....

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