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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...

Feeding the Good Doer

Jul 16, 2014

Certain horses and ponies are what is known as 'good doers', these types are typically native breeds such as the Connemara, Highlands, Shetlands and New Forest ponies to name but a few. These breeds are easy keepers as they have evolved to survive in harsh conditions hence are able to 'make the most of poor quality grazing whilst constantly being on the move for better pasture. The majority of ...

Managing Spring Pasture

Apr 02, 2014

The UK have finally been, after a long, wet winter, enjoying some brighter weather leaving us itching to get our horses out to pasture. During spring time the grass grows thick and fast but sometimes putting our horses out for a long duration too soon can limit the productivity of the pasture for the summer months. In addition sometimes allowing your equine to graze too much after a winter can ...

What Nutrients do our Equines Require and Why?

Mar 05, 2014

Balancing a horse’s diet while meeting the digestible energy requirements is extremely important. Each and every horse requires specific nutrients dependant on their age, workload and their access to good quality pasture. Nutrient content should be considered when looking at the overall feeding program, so Scientific Nutritional Products takes a look at what nutrients our horses need and why. T...

Equine Obesity

Oct 11, 2013

Recent figures have indicated that veterinarians estimate that around 54% of horses and ponies in the UK are obese or overweight. Obesity in horses can result from a number of causes, ranging from genetics to improved forage quality in our pastures and a lack of exercise. Obesity can be extremely damaging as it can cause a number of serious health problems, including insulin resistance, chronic...

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