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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...

Returning your Horse to Pasture

Apr 24, 2018

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...

Time for Clipping

Nov 18, 2016

After some unseasonably mild weather this autumn the temperature has finally dropped somewhat, and with winter on the near horizon many of our horses and ponies are sporting hairy, fluffy coats! This natural process of laying down a thicker coat can stand in the way of undertaking significant exercise, so for many horse owners it is essential to clip their equines at this time of year. The typ...

Why Electrolytes are an essential part of Kit

Mar 16, 2015

Electrolytes with MSM & Vitamins  should be an essential part of your equine kit; crucial for your horse's recovery after competing. When travelling or competing in warm environments or when your horse is stressed, he sweats! This action of sweating allows the horse to reduce their body temperature as the sweat is absorbed by the atmosphere, cooling the body. However as equine sweat is iso...

Equine Skin Conditions

Mar 12, 2014

Equine skin conditions can be tricky to diagnose and difficult to treat. The cause of skin conditions can in some cases remain unknown with a broad range of possibilities including; viruses, fungal infections, bacterial infections or allergens resulting in an allergic dermatitis. It's almost inevitable that your horse will have some sort of skin problem during its lifetime so Scientific Nutriti...

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