EQUINE PERFORMANCE

We all want our horses to perform and feel at their best. From supplements, to physio and non-invasive treatments EWW brings you the best advice from our team of professional experts.

Tendon injuries – The ‘how’, ‘what’ and ‘why’.

  Most horse owners have experienced the horror and then frustration of having a horse with a tendon or ligament injury at some point. Most of us have been lucky and have rehabbed our equine friends back to full health, but loss of use, retirement or euthanasia are sometimes the only outcome. To look further into this all too regular injury, it will help to understand the anatomy of the distal (lower) limb of the horse.  Horses’ legs are an exquisite example of biomechanics, but they are also extremely complicated!!  The ... Read More

VIOVET BRINGS US A GREAT ARTICLE ON THE STABLED HORSE

Courtesy of  VioVet’s Hannah Dyball… During the winter many of us are forced to stable our horses for long periods of time. Unfortunately, behavioural problems come with the territory of increased stable time, along with physical stresses that need careful management. In this week’s blog we look at ways to manage the most common problems and offer advice on helping your horses cope with being inside. Read More

WE WELCOME OUR FABULOUS NEW FEED SPECIALISTS – GAIN

FEEDING THE EVENT HORSE OUT OF SEASONZoe Davies MSc.Eq.S.,R.Nutr. Another event season has come to an end and horses that have worked and competed hard throughout the season will now have a good rest, over winter. Unfortunately this often coincides with winter grazing where pasture is nutritionally poor. It is important therefore to accurately assess the condition of the event horse at the end of the season as this well affect the choice of management and diet including whether horses will be part ... Read More

WE WELCOME OUR FABULOUS NEW FEED SPECIALISTS – GAIN

FEEDING THE EVENT HORSE OUT OF SEASONZoe Davies MSc.Eq.S.,R.Nutr. Another event season has come to an end and horses that have worked and competed hard throughout the season will now have a good rest, over winter. Unfortunately this often coincides with winter grazing where pasture is nutritionally poor. It is important therefore to accurately assess the condition of the event horse at the end of the season as this well affect the choice of management and diet including whether horses will be part ... Read More

What is Mud Fever?

Courtesy of  VioVet’s Hannah Dyball… Mud Fever, or Pastern Dermatitis, is a bacterial skin infection affecting the lower limbs of horses. It is most common in winter and early spring when wet and muddy ground conditions facilitate the perfect environment for bacteria to thrive. The infection is chronic, progressive and needs to be treated before it moves further up the leg. Mud Fever is known by different names i.e. Rain Scald, when it affects other parts of the body. It is characterised ... Read More

ENERGY IN THE EVENT HORSE..

  Ever wondered how your eventer converts last night’s dinner into today’s performance?  This is how he does it. The horse’s body converts feed into energy storage molecules (glycogen, glucose and free fatty acids).  During exercise, a horse’s muscles need ATP (adenosine triphosphate), in order to contract .  There are two processes in the horse’s body, which produce ATP from these storage molecules: Aerobic metabolism Anaerobic metabolism When the horse is working at a moderate pace (usually up to trotting speed in a fit horse), the aerobic pathway produces ATP for muscle contraction from ... Read More

SUPPORTING ELDERLY EQUINES

Although equine retirement might suggest long lazy days in the field, the care and support needed for our more experienced equines is still just as vital as when they were in their prime. Older horses need products that will support their health and provide comfort in their twilight years, making Nedz the perfect choice for senior stablemates.  In order to keep older horses in good health and give them the best chance of thriving in their golden ... Read More

JOINT CARE

We have all heard the saying: “No foot, no horse.” But exactly the same thing applies to your horse’s legs. If his joints are sore, it is going to seriously shorten his working life. In this article I want to show a few easy steps to increase your chances of having a sound horse for a good long time. to boot/bandage or not to boot/bandage That is the question. Why riders boot/bandage their horses’ legs: to provide protection against concussion and/or penetration to support the tendons to protect the horse from injury in the paddock Why ... Read More

DOUBLE YOUR HORSE’S HEALTH CARE THIS WINTER

As the temperature drops and the weather closes in for winter, many horses are faced with increased stable time and reduced activity. This, combined with damp, chilly weather, can mean that some horses are more prone to stiffness, discomfort and reduced performance levels. A duo of products from Animalife’s Vetro Collection provide a two-pronged approach to supporting health and vitality this winter – Vetroflex Healthy and Vetrofen Healthy. The Healthy Lifestage represents a collection of everyday value supplements that have been carefully designed by Animalife to help maintain a happy and healthy equine ... Read More

NEW TO EWW – STRESS IN HORSES COURTESY OF VIOVET…

Eventing Worldwide welcomes ...Courtesy of  VioVet's Hannah Dyball... Whether we like it or not, stress features in all our lives, whether we are a dog, cat, horse or human. It is not always just big, life-changing things that send our emotions into overdrive but the small, mundane situations of everyday life that cause us stress and anxiety. When our systems are over-taxed by stress, our bodies find ways to ‘cope’ with it. This often constitutes behavioural changes such as loss of concentration, irritability and aggression. When fear, discomfort or excess energy cause horses to ... Read More