Category Archive for "General"

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Running out of food- How does it effect my horse

So its dinner time at the stables, but there is not enough food for your horse. The shop is closed (because that’s just always the way, right!), what a disaster!!!! The horses will probably starve, right? Wrong. Everyone has been…

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No Hoof No Horse

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Nutrition is certainly a crucial consideration for good hooves, as the correct diet will assist in the growth of good-quality hoof horn that is equipped to support the horse’s weight and retain its integrity. But what do we actually know…

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Feeding a horse on box rest

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All horse owners dread a veterinary diagnosis that requires a horse to be placed on box rest. Confinement of any horse for long periods poses many obstacles, especially where their diet is concerned. The equine diet plays an important role…

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Feeding an Electrolyte Daily: Is it necessary?

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In general, the average horse will not need every day electrolyte supplementation. A horse that sweats during a short ride or weekend competition might lose some body water and salts, but these losses are usually replenished quickly after eating hay,…

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MANAGING YOUR HORSE IN DROUGHT CONDITIONS

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Abnormally dry conditions across South Africa have posed unique health care and management challenges for horse owners. Below, we discuss a few changes you can make to assist your horse during this time. Grazing/Pasture When green pasture dwindles and temperatures…

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Feeding Treats

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“An Apple a Day”, does it keep the Dr Away? Have you ever thought if your daily treats are truly safe for your horse? From the sugar cube to the faithful old apple, most of the treats we give our…

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