TopSpec UlsaKind Cubes

TopSpec UlsaKind Cubes TopSpec UlsaKind (Ultra Low Starch Anlaysis) Cubes are very low starch and formulated to provide calories for condition (12MJ/kg) whilst being highly sympathetic to the digestive system, even when it is compromised by extreme acidity. That means that TopSpec UlsaKind Cubes are suitable for horses prone to, or suffering from ESGD (gastric ulcers). UlsaKind Cubes are ideal……...

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EquiPacs: Hannah Sutch talks convenient supplements without bulk and sustainability initiatives

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EquiPacs: Hannah Sutch talks convenient supplements without bulk and sustainability initiatives Company Focus: EquiPacs, Sussex, UK This month we welcome Hannah Sutch to talk about her sustainably led equine supplement company, EquiPacs. Alongside optimising equine health, the company focuses on sustainability, ethics, affordability, and convenience, where equine nutritional expert, Hannah remains at the heart of production and development. In this……...

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Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome: Expert Advice and Information

Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome

Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome: Expert Advice and Information Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) can present itself in many ways, leaving horses uncomfortable, irritable and in some cases unmanageable. Many horse owners are left frustrated as, without gastroscopic investigation (scoping) which can cause the horse additional stress, the condition can go undiagnosed for considerable periods of time. In this article we……...

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Suitable Saracen Horse Feeds for EGUS

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Suitable Saracen Horse Feeds for Horses with EGUS Although there are many feeds within the Saracen range that are potentially suitable for horses with gastric ulcers these are the main products we recommended in these situations. RE-LEVE®-MIX RE-LEVE®-MIX is a cereal-free, low starch feed specifically formulated to replace all cereal-based hard feed for horses in work that react adversely to……...

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Can Horses Be Naughty?

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Can Horses Be Naughty? Question: Can horses be naughty?  Answered, and Written by Louise Napthine MSc Equestrians often report that horses can play up or be difficult to handle. While, anecdotally, handlers remark that horses are being naughty, leading equine behaviour research suggests otherwise. So, can horses indeed be naughty, or is there another explanation?  Horses display a wide range……...

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The Different Equine Myopathies and Making the Most of Nutrition

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The Different Equine Myopathies and Making the Most of Nutrition In this article we take a closer look at the different equine myopathies Recurrent Exertional Rhabdomyolysis, Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy and Myofibrillar Myopathy alongside the role nutrition can play in the management of each. Provided by Kentucky Equine Research the exclusive nutrition partner to Saracen Horse Feeds Muscle pain and impaired performance……...

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Equine Nutritional Health: What does it really mean?

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Equine Nutritional Health: What does it really mean? This month we welcome Lizzie Drury, MSc, Registered Nutritionist from Saracen Horse Feeds, to talk about equine nutritional health. Lizzie explores what nutritional health means for the horse, alongside offering practical tips and insights on how horse owners can go about making the most out of resources available to maximise the horse’s……...

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Lark or Owl – Which one is your horse?

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Lark or Owl – Which one is your horse? Did you know your horse’s chronotype can be identified as Lark or Owl, just as we do with humans? Little research has been conducted in this area, however, a recent study suggests that finding out this information could be key to understanding habits and behaviours, alongside enabling us to fine tune……...

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The horse’s digestive system and how gut health can impact behaviour

The Digestive system and how gut health can impact equine behaviour

The horse’s digestive system and how gut health can impact behaviour Written by Loni Loftus, Clinical Animal Behaviourist www.loniloftusbehaviour.com In this article Clinical Animal Behaviourist, Loni Loftus uncovers the mechanics of the horse’s digestive system and looks at how the health of the equine gut can have a direct effect on behaviour, including mental and physical health. We have all……...

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Horses Can Tell If You Are Untrustworthy, New Study Finds

Horses Can Tell If You Are Untrustworthy, New Study Finds

Horses Can Tell If You Are Untrustworthy, New Study Finds Horses can tell in you are untrustworthy, a new study finds. The study looked at whether horses could assess the credibility of information given to them by humans. They were able to determine that by reading social cues horses were able to tell whether the information given was correct or……...

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How to avoid equine asthma and respiratory issues with barn management

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How to avoid equine asthma and respiratory issues with barn management For the benefit of this article, the name barn is referred to in reference to indoor stabling. However, this information can also be used in reference to the stable environment in an outdoor setting. Equine Asthma is a well known issue that affects horses all over the world. While……...

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Morris Animal Foundation accepting new proposals for equine behaviour studies

Morris Animal Foundation is now accepting proposals for pilot studies

Morris Animal Foundation accepting new proposals for equine behaviour studies Morris Animal Foundation is now accepting proposals for pilot studies focused on equine behavior, relating to health and welfare. Proposals should generate data to prove the viability of a novel approach or idea and may involve domesticated or wild horses. Dr. Wendy Koch, a veterinarian who has supported the Foundation for 30 years,……...

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People who abuse animals can now face a maximum sentence of five years in prison

People who abuse animals can now face a maximum sentence of five years in prison The landmark legislation kicked in on 29/6/21 after completing its final Government stage and passing into law in April 2021. After years of campaigning, the RSPCA – the principal investigator of animal neglect, cruelty, and serious organized animal crime in England and Wales – is……...

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Free Equine Webinar Series: Taking Science to the Stable

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Free Equine Webinar Series: Taking Science to the Stable Starts June 16 with Broodmare Management and Nutrition with Don Kapper A free equine webinar series starts on June 16 (2021) with a Broodmare Management and Nutrition focus kicking off proceedings. Hosted by Open Learning and Education Support at the University of Guelph, the Taking Science to the Stable series will……...

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Native-breed horse owners wanted for second stage in laminitis study

Native-breed horse being examined - owners wanted for assistance in laminitis study

Native-breed horse owners wanted for assistance in laminitis study Researchers at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) are calling on native-breed horse and pony owners in Aberdeenshire to help them with the next phase of their study into laminitis. They are looking for people with native-breed horses or ponies aged four and over, and with no previous diagnosis of PPID (Equine Cushing’s……...

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Could mile-long trots protect young foals from lower-leg fractures later in life?

Research suggests introducing mild exercise in young foals can help reduce the chance of lower leg fractures later in life

Could mile-long trots protect young foals from lower-leg fractures later in life? Could mile-long trots protect young foals from lower-leg fractures later in life? Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) are evaluating the long-term effects of a moderately strenuous exercise plan on bone development in foals. Lower-leg fractures are a major welfare concern in horses……...

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Horse Fly Spray – Ingredients You Need To Know About

Horse Fly Spray - Ingredients You Need To Know About

Horse Fly Spray – Ingredients You Need To Know About Horse fly spray is a summer essential. When looking for the best fly spray for horses, it’s hard to know what will work and worth spending our hard earned money on! Turning to horse fly spray and lotion’s labels, it’s even harder to decipher what ingredients are actually repelling the…...

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Repelling Horse Flies At The Yard

Repelling Horse Flies

Repelling Horse Flies At The Yard Repelling horse flies can be a hard task. Using horse fly spray or horse fly repellent for humans can be one way, but sometimes they don’t go far enough! Here are five tips for repelling horse flies at the yard. Repelling Horse Flies Repelling horse flies may need you to go the extra mile.…...

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Horse Mirrors: Do They Work?

Horse Mirrors: Do They Work?

Horse Mirrors: Do They Work? Horse mirrors have plenty of uses. From horse stable mirrors to dressage mirrors, it’s suggested that these mirrors can help to calm horses, on top of their rider performance benefits. We investigated how effective horse mirrors actually are.   Horse Mirrors Horse mirrors can be placed in stables, arenas, and horse transport. With special safety…...

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Summer Horse Health Precautions

Summer Horse Health

Summer Horse Health Precautions Summer horse health means keeping on top of conditions that come with the hot weather and increased outings! Summer is a busy time for equestrians, so simple changes to maintain horse health can often go a-miss! So, what should horse owners keep a keen eye on to maintain their horse’s health during summer? Hydration Monitoring your…...

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Horse Flies: What’s The Issue?

Horse Flies what's the issue

Horse Flies: What’s The Issue? Horse flies are a problem all owners encounter. Horse flies bite and can cause irritation to horses. Not only do they bite, but can carry disease and bacteria throughout herds. Horse flies present the major problems of; Distress Infection Irritation Therefore, horse owner should do everything in their power to prevent horse fly populations surrounding…...

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The Best In-Hand Exercises For Horses

Best inhand exercises for horses

The Best In-Hand Exercises For Horses In-hand exercises for horses boast amazing benefits for wellbeing, strength and your relationship with your horse. Whether you’re bringing your horse back into work following injury or looking to further develop muscle strength and suppleness, these easy-to-do, DIY techniques are great to include within your horse’s routine! In-hand exercises can compromise of anything from…...

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3 Affordable Pieces of Equine Therapy Equipment

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3 Affordable Pieces of Equine Therapy Equipment Looking for affordable equine therapy equipment? It can be hard to find, with the equine market flooded with therapy equipment all claiming to be the next best thing. However, you don’t have to splash the cash to see the results you want. Whether you’re looking to improve injury healing or enhance muscle function,…...

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Improving Your Bandaging Technique

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Improving Your Bandaging Technique Improving your bandaging technique is essential to reap the full benefits of horse bandages. When applied correctly, a bandage can assist in the healing process of an injury, but if applied incorrectly bandaging can cause problems that will delay healing and potentially cause further complications. Learning how to bandage is something that requires practice, and the…...

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Cold Hosing Horses Legs

Hot and Cold Therapies

Cold Hosing Horses Legs Cold hosing horses legs is a simple, yet effective from of therapy for horses. Cold hosing has a multitude of benefits for horses with injury and can be essential for rehabilitation. Discover how cold hosing horses legs can be applied safely and effectively. Cold Hosing Cold hosing horses legs is a type of cold therapy, also…...

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