Tagged with 'Horse Health'

Ker Equishure

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KER EquiShure Helps with Digestive Upsets

Purchasing a year’s hay supply in one fell swoop constitutes wishful thinking for many horses owners. More often than not, owners must buy appropriate hay one load at a time on an as-needed basis. Changing the diet, even switching from one hay to another, can impact the pH of the horse’s hindgut.

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Hoof Support Supplements

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Hoof Support: Biotin Supplementation in Horses

Among horse owners, biotin is the go-to supplement for hoof and hair growth. Biotin supports cell proliferation and the formation of enzymes that foster normal metabolism. The industrious microbes of the horse’s hindgut synthesize biotin in sufficient quantities that no documented evidence of biotin deficiency has been reported in horses. So, can supplemental biotin help hoof and hair growth if the body already produces it?

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Improving Horse Hooves

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Improving Horse Hooves: Four Tips

Seasonal changes can wreak havoc on hoof health, leaving them cracked, split, or tender. Why so? Prime culprits include increased work, annoying flies that instigate stomping and concussion on hoof walls, and damp conditions that sometimes leave hooves too moist for too long. Horse owners can implement a few management strategies to keep hooves in tip-top shape in the summertime.

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Moody Mare Syndrome

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Has Spring sprung “moody mare syndrome” in your mare?

Owning a mare often involves a rollercoaster of emotions – for both the mare and the owner! A mare’s mood swings are typically accompanied by irritability, muscular tension, erratic behaviour patterns and a generally uncooperative attitude. This quintessential ‘mare-ish’ behaviour can cause disruptions to training and competition schedules, as some mares become reactive, hard to handle or unfocused in their work.

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Virbac Equimax

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It’s Autumn – it’s time to deworm

Most horse owners associate the turn of autumn with perfect sunny days of riding, cool relief from the summer heat, and the business of competition season in full swing. What many don’t realise, is it’s also a crucial time to worm your horses.

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