Home » Articles

Horse Health – Interesting articles and facts

Tying Up in Horses

Tying Up in Horses

RER, PSSM, Azoturia, Monday Morning disease, Set-fast... So what exactly is tying up in horses?  These muscle problems have previously had a variety of different names which have described the symptoms rather than the disease. However, advances in...

read more
What is a Low-Starch Diet for Horses?

What is a Low-Starch Diet for Horses?

If you’ve ever wondered what is a low-starch diet for horses, and more importantly, should my horse be on one, then you’re not alone.  However, it isn’t ideal for all horses. Ultimately, it will depend on their caloric requirements, the work they’re in and existing...

read more
Feeding for Energy

Feeding for Energy

Feeding for energy can be a confusing prospect.   Providing your horse with the ideal balance of energy for his needs requires some consideration of both diet AND workload. In this blog, we take a closer look at the main energy-providing nutrients.  We look at how to...

read more
Reduce Feeding Costs

Reduce Feeding Costs

Reduce Feeding Costs Feeding horses can get really expensive. Are you worried about the cost of your horse’s supplements and hard feeds?  Are you looking to reduce feeding costs?  How will you do this without it impacting on your horse's condition,...

read more
Feeding Oils and Fats to Horses

Feeding Oils and Fats to Horses

Feeding Oils and Fats to Horses - The Natural supplies of Omega 3 and 6 Feeding oils and fats to horses is commonplace in today’s modern nutritional practices. As a herbivore, horses are adapted to a diet naturally higher proportionally in Omega 3 fatty acids (ALA)...

read more
Your horse’s immune system

Your horse’s immune system

YOUR HORSE’S IMMUNE SYSTEM We all know that without an efficiently working immune system your horse will be exposed to all manner of health issues.  So, in this blog we'll look at what the Immune system is and how you can optomise it. Your Horse’s Immune System – What...

read more
Helpful guide to cut cost | not care

Helpful guide to cut cost | not care

Owning horses - How to Cut Cost not Care Prolonged drought conditions around Australia compounded with the recent horrific bushfires has meant that horse feed prices have soared. Owning horses is at an all-time high, leading to some tough choices....

read more
Biosecurity at competition venues

Biosecurity at competition venues

Follow these top tips for Horse Biosecurity Management at shows to keep your horse healthy and safe How up to speed are you with Horse Biosecurity management at competition venues? The Show season is cranking up and many of you will be heading out...

read more
Locking stifle problems

Locking stifle problems

Locking Stifle Similar to the human knee, a horse's stifle joints are like hinges—some of the largest in a horse's skeletal system.  Locking stifle problems can occur when a stifle joint becomes ‘locked’ due to overstraining or genetic joint...

read more
Understanding colic

Understanding colic

Understanding Horse Colic  Understanding colic and knowing how diet management can help prevent it is fundamental for your horse's health. Furthermore, today's surgical advances have made it a viable option for some, with improved recovery rates...

read more
Muscle Development and Promoting Topline

Muscle Development and Promoting Topline

Muscle development and promoting topline. What is topline and why does it matter? Good topline is something most horse owners strive to achieve. It showcases your horse at his very best. A horse also needs good topline and condition to protect his...

read more

Feeding Horses in Drought

Feeding Horses in Drought  BY FIBREGENIX PARTNER JANE COCKERTON  Jane is based in Rockhampton, Queensland. She has a wealth of experience in feeding horses in drought conditions and feeding horses correctly. Firstly, it's best to explain how much a...

read more
Equine Cushing’s Disease

Equine Cushing’s Disease

Cushings Disease in horses OVERVIEW  Cushings disease in horses (pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction) is a common disease associated with the ageing horse, but it's been reported in horses as young as 7. In a healthy horse, hormones exist in...

read more
Feeding off the track thoroughbreds

Feeding off the track thoroughbreds

Feeding off the track thoroughbreds. Many off the track thoroughbreds find new careers as riding and competition horses. When they first come to a new home, a new diet is one of the first major changes they face. So it's important to ensure when feeding off the track...

read more
Buying off the track thoroughbreds

Buying off the track thoroughbreds

Buying off track thoroughbreds Here’s a quick guide to the process of buying off-track thoroughbreds. Be realistic about your ability and experience Do you have enough time, money, patience and experience to deal with the demands of a former...

read more
Laminitis Prevention and hoof care

Laminitis Prevention and hoof care

Laminitis prevention and hoof care Preventing laminitis and maintaining hoof care is a key consideration in day-to-day horse management practices. Even mild cases can have a detrimental and long-term effect, so it needs to be taken very seriously....

read more
Hind gut health in horses

Hind gut health in horses

Hind Gut Health supplements with Fibregenix Compared to a few years ago there's now a plethora of horse gut health supplements on the market. In fact, hindgut health is currently one of the hottest topics around.  Most gut health supplements are in...

read more
Overweight Horses – Feeding Mistakes

Overweight Horses – Feeding Mistakes

Overweight Horses - Common Feeding Mistakes When it comes to feeding overweight horses, there are many common feeding mistakes that could be a contributing factor. You think you've got your horse's diet sussed. The problem is he's still carrying too...

read more
Feeding a horse with ulcers

Feeding a horse with ulcers

If your vet confirms your horse has ulcers by gastroscopy (scoping) he MUST be medically treated. Feeding a horse with ulcers needs careful consideration, however, as ulcers can be caused by many factors.  One of the most important factors is...

read more
Management of Scouring horses

Management of Scouring horses

Scouring Horse Management & prevention  Managing scouring in horses (Diarrhea) successfully relies on good practices in diet, environment, well-being and good husbandry. As scouring can often be caused by illness or disease such as bacterial...

read more
Horse feeding practices

Horse feeding practices

A few days ago you brought your gelding in from the pasture where he’s been living 24/7. You decided to stable him during the day so you can get him prepped for an upcoming show. Today, however, he seems dull and is off his feed, with mild colic signs. The sudden...

read more
Building Healthy Hooves

Building Healthy Hooves

Building healthy hooves is something that doesn't happen in a couple of weeks or even a couple of months. Yet it seems to me that some horses have a bigger shoe habit than Imelda Marcos. When you're paying upwards of $140 every four to six weeks, it...

read more
Managing weight loss in horses

Managing weight loss in horses

The Obesity Crisis Managing weight loss in horses is vital, especially when your horse or pony is an easy keeper. It's hard when you have a pony that's looking too well for the good of their health. But with persistence and determination and correct...

read more
Feeding show horses

Feeding show horses

Show producers and riders need their Show horses and ponies to be in ‘top’ condition throughout the show season to stand out in the ring and catch the judge’s eye. However, feeding show horses to optimize show condition can be labour intensive at the...

read more
Feeding performance horses

Feeding performance horses

Feeding performance horses Feeding performance horses can be likened to finely tuning a race car. They can all too easily breakdown due to internal mechanical issues. Particularly when it comes to digestion as the horse’s digestive system is highly sensitive. Any...

read more
Feeding the endurance horse

Feeding the endurance horse

Feeding the endurance horse - when nutrition is paramount In many equine sports, it can be possible to get away without dotting all the I’s and crossing all the t’s in preparing the horse.  But there is nowhere to hide at the top of endurance...

read more
Horse joint supplements

Horse joint supplements

Horse Joint Supplements Modern-day advances in scientific research in the equine sector have proven the need for horse joint supplements. Osteoarthritis and other arthritic changes are responsible for around 60% of lameness in both pleasure and...

read more
Spring Clean Your Horse’s Diet

Spring Clean Your Horse’s Diet

​A FRESH START...SPRING CLEAN YOUR HORSE'S DIET The best diet for horses means finding the best and simplest ways to optimise general health. Whether a paddock ornament or a high-level performer, it’s never too early or too late to Spring clean your...

read more
Share This
{"cart_token":"","hash":"","cart_data":""}