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 wellbeing and performance. Written by Lizzie Drury MSc Registered Nutritionist, Saracen Horse Feeds We all like to do the best by our horses and ponies and will usually go that extra…

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Lark or Owl – Which one is your horse?

is your horse a lark or owl

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 routines and training schedules. Here we welcome Liz Newman who uncovers the lark or owl attributes, while talking about study findings, so you are able to make your own mind…

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Saracen Horse Feeds celebrate 20-year partnership with Kentucky Equine Research

Saracen Horse Feeds are proudly celebrating an exclusive 20-year partnership with Kentucky Equine Research

Saracen Horse Feeds celebrate 20-year partnership with Kentucky Equine Research Celebrations include exclusive series of seminars co-hosted with Kentucky Equine Research Saracen Horse Feeds remain at the forefront of global performance nutrition Scientific findings support move for cereal-free feeds Saracen Horse Feeds are proudly celebrating an exclusive 20-year partnership with Kentucky Equine Research, World Leaders in Equine Research and Nutrition. Bridging the gap between the research community, the feed mill and the horse, Kentucky Equine Research delivers the very latest equine nutrition research and product development to every sack in the…

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The digestive system and how gut health can impact equine behaviour

The Digestive system and how gut health can impact equine behaviour

The digestive system and how gut health can impact equine behaviour Written by Loni Loftus, Clinical Animal Behaviourist www.loniloftusbehaviour.com In this article Clinical Animal Behaviourist, Loni Loftus uncovers the mechanics of the 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 heard the old adage of ‘no foot, no horse’ well ‘no gut, no horse’ is just as worthy a pronouncement! The horse is a non-ruminant herbivore – this means that they…

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Equine First Aid Kit Essentials

equine first aid kit essentials

Equine First Aid Kit Essentials We’ve all been there, we’ve reached for our horse first aid kit only to realise the bandage we thought we had, we actually don’t. The list of items you can add into a first aid kit is almost endless, and a little overwhelming when it comes to choosing the essentials. It’s good practice to regularly check and restock your kit, not only because item’s will have been used, but for other reasons such as products that have perished or become out of date. Here we…

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How to avoid equine asthma and respiratory issues with barn management

Stable Hygiene

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 the terminology in some countries may differ, the condition and it’s symptoms are the same. In this article, Equine Guelph give information on how to avoid asthma, and other related…

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Enduro Labs Equine Fitness Tracker Review

Enduro Labs Equine Fitness Tracker

Enduro Labs Equine Fitness Tracker Review The Enduro Labs Equine Fitness Tracker was in for review this month. Testing and monitoring the fitness of our horses, we put the equine fitness tracker through its paces to give you the low-down on this innovative product. About Enduro Labs Enduro Labs is an equestrian brand with a vision to bring accessible health and training data into the field of equestrianism. Supporting training goals and overall welfare of horses throughout their working life, the data collected by Enduro Labs’ technology can be utilised…

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Free Equine Webinar Series: Taking Science to the Stable

A free equine webinar series

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 run every two weeks until August 18. The exciting series of webinar talks will provide informative and insightful knowledge from experienced industry professionals, with webinars 1, 3, and 5 part…

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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 Syndrome), for the study investigating risk factors for pasture-associated laminitis – an extremely painful condition of the hoof that can have devastating consequences. Postgraduate researchers Ashley Ward and Verena Schmidt…

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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 flies and providing our horses with the best protection. So we’ve dissected the ingredient list for you, to show you exactly how your horse fly repellant is working. We have…

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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. Horse flies can pose a serious risk to horse’s health and well-being. Therefore, taking on board theses fly repelling tips could reduce chances of accumulating a nasty vet bill.  

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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 horse’s hydration is a must in the summer, with the days normally much warmer and activity level increasing from more shows and better ground-conditions. Dehydration plays a major role in…

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Best Horse Fly Masks

Horse Fly Mask

Best Horse Fly Masks Horse fly masks are a spring summer essential. Protecting against every bug, horse fly face masks can help prevent infection, irritation and discomfort. Discover a fly mask to suit every horse. Horse Fly Masks

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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 their horses. Types of Horse Flies There are different types of horse flies which effect horses in different ways. Here are some ways you can prevent the different types of…

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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 stretches, to manoeuvres and tricks, all which keep the mind stimulated. Whilst performing tricks and manoeuvres, this can be the perfect opportunity to refine movements and perfect execution, which can…

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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, we’ve found some of the most affordable alternatives to pricey equine therapy equipment! Affordable Equine Therapy Equipment Alternatives  

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Ice Boots For Horses

Ice Boots For Horses

Ice Boots for Horses Ice boots for horses are a great cold therapy. An alternative to cold hosing horses legs, ice boots are a firm equestrian favourite. Discover your favourite style of equine ice boots and key benefits of each. Ice Boots For Horses

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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 as cryotherapy. Cyrotherapy includes the application of a cold water, or any cooling substance/source to a specific area. Application of cold will cause blood vessels to become narrower (vasoconstriction), therefore…

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BETA Feed Awareness Week Returns to Help Grow Knowledge and Dispel Myths

BETA Feed Awareness Week

BETA Feed Awareness Week Returns to Help Grow Knowledge and Dispel Myths BETA Feed Awareness Week is back – running for a third time – earlier in the year than usual, but with the same mission, to dispel feeding myths and grow nutritional knowledge. This popular campaign will take place from 27 March to 4 April, just as spring arrives and the competition season begins to unfold. The initiative, designed to help sort feeding fact from fiction, will reach out to the nation’s horse owners and carers with a huge…

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Free Webinar on Horse’s Digestive System this April

Horse's Digestive System Free Webinar

Free Webinar on Horse’s Digestive System this April Take a journey through the horse’s digestive system in a one hour free webinar April 14, 7pm-8pm EST. Equine Guelph’s life size model of the digestive system will be featured so participants can identify what the entire tract looks like, how it works, and what this means for feeding horses. This interactive webinar will help viewers understand strategies and guidelines for feeding the horse that can help meet the needs of their digestive system and prevent digestive issues. Equine Guelph thanks our host and sponsor, Trouw Nutrition…

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How Are Owners Are Contributing To Equine Obesity?

Feeding the overweight horse

How Are Owners Are Contributing To Equine Obesity? Equine obesity is now considered an equine welfare crisis by many leading animal charities in the UK. With the rise of equine obesity across a nation of horse-lovers, why are with facing an equine obesity problem? The Dangers of Obesity in Horses With one study finding that less than 1% of horse owners perceived weight gain as an issue, the dangers of obesity are more of a concern than ever for equine welfare advocates. In horses, obesity contributes toward conditions such as…

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EHV-1 Outbreak: All You Need To Know

Equine Influenza update 2019

EHV-1 Outbreak: All You Need To Know In light of the recent EHV-1 outbreak, horse owners need to vigilant and educated on the virus and how it manage cases and suspected cases of infection. With international equestrian centres across the country already issuing restrictions regarding horses that may have been exposed to EHV-1, all horse owners need to be alert to identification procedure and management protocols. EHV-1, otherwise known as equine herpes virus, is one of nine equine herpes virus strains that have been identified to date. The equine herpes…

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Healthy Horse Treats

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Healthy Horse Treats Healthy horse treats your horse will love! Discover our top pick of healthy horse treats, which are both delicious and nutritious. Including leading products such as Baileys horse treats and Likit horse treats, we give you a ingredient breakdown and the benefits each treat boasts! Healthy Horse Treats Baileys Tasty Treats 5kg Baileys Tasty Treats are an equestrian cult favourite! Containing a blend of essential oils, Baileys horse treats add a boost to coat shine, joint mobility, and hoof condition. Meanwhile, oat feed, alfalfa meal, and micronised…

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How Often Should You Groom Your Horse For A Shiny Coat?

How Often Should You Groom Your Horse For A Shiny Coat?

How Often Should You Groom Your Horse For A Shiny Coat? We answer how often should you groom your horse for a shiny coat, plus more horse coat care questions. Find out how why your horse loves to roll after you’ve spent hours scrubbing them, how bathing could affect their skin health and all about best practice for a shiny coat! How Often Should I Groom My Horse For A Shiny Coat? Grooming should be completed as part of your horse’s routine care. Grooming boast benefits such as health monitoring,…

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The Best Mane and Tail Detangler For Horses

The Best Mane and Tail Detangler For Horses

The Best Mane and Tail Detangler For Horses The best mane and tail detangler for horses should be easy to apply, keep our horses free-from tangles, as well as silky smooth. As an essential in nearly every equestrian’s grooming kit, mane and tail detanglers are great to keep horse’s clean, repelling dirt and dust! Helping us to reap the benefits of grooming a little easier, these detanglers are sure to become a firm favourite! The Best Mane and Tail Detanglers For Horses

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