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Reduce Feeding Costs

Reduce Feeding Costs

Reduce Feeding Costs We know current times are extremely hard. Are you worried about the cost of your horse’s supplements and hard feeds?  Are you considering reducing feeds to cut costs?  How will you do this without your horse losing condition, topline or coat/hoof...

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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)...

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Your horse’s immune system

Your horse’s immune system

YOUR HORSE’S IMMUNE SYSTEM Okay folks, let’s discuss immunity and your horse's immune system. We're all currently living in troubling times.  Now, although your horse won’t catch the human Coronavirus, we should always consider the state of his immune system. After...

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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. But with a little...

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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 with your equine...

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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 problems. When the patella...

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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 compared to 10 years...

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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...

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Feeding Horses in Drought

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 horse should eat...

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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 balance and play an...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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 the form of yeast...

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Feeding the pony

Feeding the pony

Feeding the pony There are many factors to consider when feeding ponies,  It's a fine balance between fitness and fatness, whilst keeping them sane and safe to ride by younger jockeys. Native breeds such as the Shetland, Welsh Section A’s and B’s and their derivatives...

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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 much weight for...

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Feeding a horse with ulcers

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...

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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...

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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...

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Building Healthy Hooves

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...

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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 dietary support,...

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Do Chelated Minerals Perform Better Than Non-chelated?

Do Chelated Minerals Perform Better Than Non-chelated?

Do Chelated Minerals Perform Better than Non-chelated Minerals? Some months ago, I had a conversation with a well-respected nutritionist and asked if chelated minerals perform better than non-chelated minerals?  To my surprise, she made some quite dismissive...

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Feeding show horses

Feeding show horses

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 best...

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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...

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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 racing. When exercising...

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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 performance horses....

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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 horse's diet. ...

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