Tagged with 'Horse Health'

caring of hooves

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Sharing in the caring of hooves

Taking care of your horse’s hooves, whilst not the easiest part of owning a horse, is vital to making sure your horse remains happy and healthy. Unhealthy hooves can not only lead to short term problems that can affect your riding plans, but could also lead to long term damage resulting in a horse that can no longer be ridden.  A few easy steps added to your daily routine will go a long way to ensuring that your horse’s hooves are strong and healthy.

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You might be surprised to hear that the powerhouse of the horse’s digestive system is THE HINDGUT!

Horses are unable to digest fibre using their own digestive enzymes and rely on microbes for fermentation. The beneficial microbes are in a very delicate balance and do not appreciate a change in their environment and are responsible for not only fermentation but boosting the immune system, inhibiting the production and absorption of bacterial toxins, and excluding bad bacteria (they are clearly very important!).

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Joint Health and Management in Horses

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Joint Health and Management in Horses

Joint related lameness problems are a significant career limiting factor for many performance horses, young horses in training as well as pleasure riding horses and ponies. Lameness accounts for up to 70 % of lost training days and competition outings, with osteoarthritis and joint disease being listed as the most frequent problem affecting performance.

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