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Dry Weather - Improving Hoof Health

Jun 29, 2021

It is very common for horses - whether barefoot or shod - to have brittle or cracked hooves resulting form Dry Weather conditions.  Hoof care professionals and owners are fortunately becoming increasingly aware of the fact that nutrition is the foundation of ‘good equine feet’, along with a sound program of regular, professional hoof care, whether trimming or shoeing. Experts agree that many un...

Autumn Laminitis Prevention

Nov 14, 2018

Autumn presents the risk of laminitis to many horse owners.  This year, the milder weather has been continuing right into November which means laminitis risk can be higher, Scientific Nutritional Products explain how you can prevent the condition… Autumn weather usually brings a combination of sunshine and rain which in turn creates lush grazing.  Laminitis is a severely detrimental condition w...

Prepare in Advance for Muddy Legs

Sep 26, 2018

The beginning of Autumn will mean our yards and fields will start getting wet and Muddy. This means many horse owners will start dreading skin conditions  associated with Mud. Mud Fever! A common winter related condition is pastern dermatitis, mud rash or mud fever which causes painful skin irritation and infected sores that can cause swelling in the limb and even lameness! The Cause The bacter...

Limiting Laminitis!

May 25, 2018

Spring and good weather are finally upon us bringing a combination of sunshine and rain creating lush grazing. Though quite delightful to our horses the ingestion of this rich grass is commonly associated with increasing the risk of laminitis.  The word laminitis strikes fear into the heart of any horse owner as the all too common condition leads to debilitating welfare problems and acute lamen...

Protecting Hoof Health in Wet Weather

Feb 05, 2018

With continuing colder and wetter weather it is important to assess the different challenges and changes each season brings to horse ownership, such as hoof care. The horse’s hoof is composed of a similar complex as our finger nails and technically the hooves are actually considered to be an extension of the skin! This means the hooves can be prone to becoming brittle, cracking, splitting and e...

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