Aussie farriers recommend BiotinMAX

When you just need biotin, farriers recommend BiotinMAX CONCENTRATE. We ask an awful lot of an animal who walks on his middle toenails. Humans have recognised for centuries that the foundation of a horse’s soundness lies in his hooves. “No hoof, no horse” is about as basic a principle as there is. Without healthy hooves,…

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Maree has Friday (IV) on her mind

More milestones ahead for the extraordinary and inspirational Maree Tomkinson. This time Maree and Friday IV (pictured below) are representing Australia at the Longines FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses in Germany. Maree’s top tips With over two decades of experience on her side and being a celebrated fixture on the Australian dressage scene,…

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Probiotics – Is there research to back them up?

There has been a lot of discussion of late as to whether there is research that backs up the use of probiotics in horses. The answer is YES! What is a probiotic? Probiotics are “direct-fed microbials” such as live yeast or bacteria that help maintain or restore the health of the intestinal microbiome. Probiotics impact…

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GastroAID Recovery a game-changer for King Prez!

“The results are simply stunning. There’s nothing better than having a healthy, glowing, happy horse.” Elizabeth has had a swag of wins and championships with her team of beautiful horses, but one particular win stands out for an unexpected reason. In December last year, Elizabeth and her stunning young hack, Warrawee Impresareeo, bagged Reserve Champion…

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Protecting your horse from the winter blues

Winter is upon us again and it’s time to protect your horse’s health against the elements. Wet and muddy conditions become a breeding ground for bacteria and your horses will need extra help to stay in good health and performing at their best. A common winter condition is Greasy Heel, a bacterial infection similar to…

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What is MMS and why is my mare behaving this way?

Has “Moody Mare Syndrome” (MMS) sprung in your mare? Owning a mare often involves a rollercoaster of emotions – for both the mare and the owner! A mare’s mood swings are typically accompanied by irritability, muscular tension, erratic behaviour patterns and a generally uncooperative attitude. This quintessential ‘mare-ish’ behaviour can cause disruptions to training and…

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Feel well Perform well. Jason Pateman Racing are feeling it in their horses and seeing it in improved performance.

“In the last 12 months, we have incorporated the inclusion of Kelato products in our racing endeavours. We started using Kelato GastroAID Recovery in Dec 2019. We noticed an immediate difference in the horses in our care. Their appetites improved, feed absorption rates were more apparent and their general health improved. We pride ourselves on…

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Is your horses’ electrolyte worth its salt?

How to shop smart to effectively replace what is lost in sweat for your horse, all year round! There are many commercial electrolyte replacers available on the market. Electrolyte supplements are designed to replenish sodium, chloride, potassium and magnesium lost in sweat as a result of exercise. So, how do you know which product to…

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You might be surprised to hear that the powerhouse of the horse’s digestive system is THE HINDGUT!

Hindgut quick fact update. The hindgut consists of the caecum, large colon, small colon and rectum and houses trillions of microbes (yep, you read that right!) that produce enzymes to breakdown (ferment) plant fibre and provide your horse with energy in the form of volatile fatty acids (VFAs). Horses are unable to digest fibre using…

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Protecting your horse from the winter blues

Winter is upon us again and it’s time to protect your horse’s health against the elements. Wet and muddy conditions become a breeding ground for bacteria and your horses will need extra help to stay in good health and performing at their best. A common winter condition is Greasy Heel, a bacterial infection similar to…

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Annabel Reveals Her Soundness Secrets

Keeping her horses sound is a number one priority for NSW eventing rider Annabel Cargill. In this video, she talks about her philosophy on horse health, and explains why she trusts SwellDOWN to keep her top eventing horses looking, training and performing their best….

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