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The autumn is upon us and many of our equine friends are becoming somewhat hairy and fluffy! Though this is natural process for our horses and ponies an excessive coat can stand in the way of undertaking significant exercise, so for many horse owners it is essential to clip their equines in autumn and winter time. So, in our latest blog Scientific Nutritional Products takes a look at the art of...
This Summer the majority of us in the UK have had hot, sunny and rain free weather. Though most of us enjoy these sunny days - boosting vitamin D levels, topping up the tan and relaxing in the warmth, the hot weather is NOT ideal for the condition of our horse’s pasture! The powerful sun can bleach, weaken and dry the grass during peak summer time and it can therefore loose a big percentage of ...
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...
Spring has finally sprung and after a long, wet winter it is tempted to turn horses out into our spring pastures at the first sight of the sun and the growth of fresh grass. However spring grazing should be introduced slowly to protect the horse's health and ideally delayed until grasses reach 6 to 8” in height to optimise the health and longevity of the pasture. Whether your horse has been sta...
These days just like us, our horses are living longer as a result of better healthcare, diet and a deeper understanding of science but there are some inevitable signs of age which will affect our horses and dictate their needs for some level of specialist care. A horse over the age of fifteen years old is in fact classed as a veteran, but many of our equine friends go on to enjoy an active, hea...
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