Fencing for Paddocks

We’ve all experienced a Houdini horse; a horse that manages to escape from any and every fence. Stallions have been known to duck and dive under the tiniest of gaps between fencing and the ground, just to get to a mare in the next paddock. It's not unheard of for cheeky ponies to squeeze through all manner of fencing to go and explore. And we’ve all witnessed horses literally walk through fencing to get to the tasty green grass on the other side (you know, because the grass is always greener). 

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Siobhain Little
Understanding Nutrition: Does your horse need Calcium?

There are certain factors to take into consideration when it comes to calcium supplementation. Some horses may have an increased requirement for calcium. Young racehorses are usually supplemented, weanlings and growing horses, and late pregnant mares are just some of the reasons you'd be looking at supplementing! However, you need to consider your horses feed and pick on the ground. What type of grass does your horse have available and what type of hay. 

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Siobhain Little
10 Prevention Techniques to Avoid Colic

All equestrians are well aware of the major health concern Colic poses to our close companions. Colic is the number one cause of a premature death and while most can be treated the best approach to dealing with Colic is prevention. There are many variations of the condition caused by a range of factors due to the complex nature of the equine digestive tract, but these 10 techniques will greatly help reduce the risk of Colic occurring in your beloved horse.

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Erin McCaffreyhorse healh
Colic Pathology: Compact Guide

There is a long, exhaustive list of the causes of Colic and includes anything from heart problems to infection. It is, therefore, simpler to break the causes into two main groups; digestive tract related and non-digestive tract related.

Non-intestinal tract related illness can include, but not limited to; foaling, placenta retention, abortion, uterine torsion, pleuritis, botulism, renal and bladder stones, ruptured bladder, hepatitis, myositis and laminitis.

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Erin McCaffreyhorse healh
Good Grooming

Some horses hate grooming. They can’t stand still, try to nip, bite, kick, flinch, swish their tails and toss their heads. Others tolerate it, just tuning out and resigning themselves to the process. Then there are the horses that absolutely love it. Having your horse look forward to grooming time is often a true testament to the quality of your relationship, and it’s a great place to build it.

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