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Understanding colic

Understanding colic

Understanding Colic  It's the nightmare of every horse owner and little wonder as it's the leading medical cause of death in horses. Colic is loosely defined as abdominal pain and may range from mild to life-threatening. It can fall into a variety of categories,...

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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 owner strive to achieve. It showcases your horse at his very best. If muscle development and promoting topline is your priority,...

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Equine Cushing’s Disease

Equine Cushing’s Disease

EQUINE CUSHING’S DISEASE Cushings disease, also known as Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID) OVERVIEW  Your horse or pony has just been diagnosed with Cushings disease. So what's the deal here?  Cushing's (PPID) is a common disease associated with the ageing...

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

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Laminitis Prevention and hoof care

Laminitis Prevention and hoof care

Laminitis prevention and hoof care Laminitis is the scourge of modern feeding practices and continues to be a killer of many horses and ponies. Even mild cases can have a detrimental and long-term effect, so it’s an issue that needs to be taken very...

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Hindgut health

Hindgut health

Hindgut health with Fibregenix Hindgut health is currently one of the hottest topics around.  In fact, compared to a few years ago there's an abundance of equine digestive supplements on the market .  Most are yeast probiotics and prebiotics. Some are live bacterial...

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Feeding the pony

Feeding the pony

Feeding the pony There are many factors to consider when feeding the pony,  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...

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Overweight equines – Feeding Mistakes

Overweight equines – Feeding Mistakes

You think you've got your horse's diet sussed. The problem is he's still carrying too much weight for his own good. Where are you going wrong?  When it comes to overweight equines, feeding mistakes are commonly made that could be a contributing factor. Here's our list...

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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  (photo left)  by gastroscopy (scoping) he MUST be medically treated. However, as ulcers can be caused by many factors it’s important to address all the potential management factors you can. One...

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Feeding in drought conditions

Feeding in drought conditions

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

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Prevention of Scours

Prevention of Scours

Scouring prevention  It can't be stressed highly enough that a compromised digestive system in a horse will have significant effects. This can be on performance, appearance and even temperament. When it comes to the prevention of scours (Diarrhea),...

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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. Because you have a show in a few weeks, you’ve decided to keep him stabled during the day so you can polish your skills. Today, however, he seems dull and is off his feed, with...

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Building Healthy Hooves

Building Healthy Hooves

Building healthy hooves It seems to me that some horses seem to have a bigger shoe habit than Imelda Marcos. When you're paying upwards of $140 every four to six weeks, it can be so frustrating if your horse has chipped, cracked or thin feet that don’t hold on to a...

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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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Chelate Minerals – the Facts

Chelate Minerals – the Facts

This blog covers chelate minerals - the facts of which are frequently misunderstood. Some months ago, I had a conversation with a well-respected nutritionist about chelate mineral supplementation.  To my surprise, she made some quite dismissive statements over their...

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Feeding show horses

Feeding show horses

Keeping a show horse looking at its best is labour intensive at the best of times and feeding show horses correctly is important. Nutrition Naturally, this plays a huge part both from both an inner perspective as well as the condition you can see from the outside....

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Feeding performance horses

Feeding performance horses

Feeding performance horses Feeding performance horses can be likened to finely tuned machines. They can all too easily breakdown due to internal mechanic issues. Particularly when it comes to digestion. A horse’s digestive system is highly sensitive. Any compromises...

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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 It’s never too early or too late to Spring clean your horse’s diet. It doesn't matter whether your horse is at maintenance or a high-level performer.  Finding the best and simplest ways to optimise health is one of the...

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