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Problems in the paddock

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(image: iStock) We are fortunate here in New Zealand that we don’t have any real nasties like...

Toxic plants for horses

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Sadly, many paddocks are infested with weeds and toxic plants that reduce the grass coverage and can...

Pasture rejuvenation

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While a lot of research, care and attention is directed to the supplementary feed we give to...

Summer paddock maintenance

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Horses tend to eat desirable grass species right down to bare dirt (image: IStock) A windy, warm...

Nutrient deficiencies in equine diets: Hygain nutrition series

Horses, like all animals, have a range of nutrient requirements to meet their daily needs. If these minimum requirements are not met, the horse...

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...