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The maintenance requirement for energy

The maintenance requirement for energy

We often use the term “maintenance requirement” believing its meaning to be well understood by most horse people. We might, however, speculate as to what extent this is true. Today most horses are owned, used…

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Mega Omegas for Horses

Mega Omegas for Horses

It is only in the past number of years that horse owners have been using fat or oil in their horse’s diets. As fat is relatively rare in forage for horses it may seem to…

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Rooibos for horses

Rooibos for horses

We have always known that Rooibos was healthy. But, honestly, the benefits that research is now showing Rooibos to have are surprising everyone. Most of these studies are human, animal or in vitro studies, but…

EQUINE PERFORMANCE
Give your horse a Winter MOT with Jemma Sayers Performance Horse Therapy

Give your horse a Winter MOT with Jemma Sayers Performance Horse Therapy

Looking after our horses is vital to their and our success, Horses are not designed to be ridden  although many of them adapt surprisingly well and selective and careful breeding over the years has supported…

EQUINE PERFORMANCE
How to read your horse’s body language…

How to read your horse’s body language…

  Courtesy of  VioVet’s Hannah Dyball… As a horse owner, you may sometimes wish you had the ability to speak the equine language to decipher what your horse is trying to tell you. But actually, understanding…

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Molly Shepherd-Boden – Boots for your horse: Shoe many too choose from!

Molly Shepherd-Boden – Boots for your horse: Shoe many too choose from!

As they say, a Lady cannot have too many pairs of shoes. Indeed, this is now the case for horses, as in the expanding market, more and more products are now available to protect your…

What to look for in a good equine joint supplement

    Courtesy of  VioVet’s Hannah Dyball… We all want our horses to have sound joints but due to the nature of modern riding and competing, joint health isn’t always guaranteed. Repetitive action places unnatural stress…

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What is new in the world of animal back care?

What is new in the world of animal back care?

Science is constantly challenging or confirming what we know from daily practice, where we know what works when treating animals and seeing a return to optimal health and performance. McTimoney Animal Practitioners are at the…

EQUINE PERFORMANCE
Vitamin E and Selenium protect cells from oxidative damage

Vitamin E and Selenium protect cells from oxidative damage

Vitamin E and selenium function jointly in protecting body cells from oxidation-induced damage. Low levels of selenium can partly be replaced by higher levels of vitamin E and vice versa, but they can never totally…

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Mean Girls: Mares Behaving Badly

Mean Girls: Mares Behaving Badly

On average, your mare’s oestrus cycle will last about 21 days. The period where she is “in season” or “hot” is when she ovulates. Figure one shows the role that the hormones play in this…