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Superhero antioxidants vs free radical villains

Antioxidants are well known for their health benefits in human nutrition and we are often encouraged to eat foods that are rich in these vital nutrients. Luckily for us, dark chocolate and red wine are potent sources of antioxidants… Of course, moderation is key and nutritionists will likely suggest certain fruits and vegetables as healthier…

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Punchy

Equine Star Focus : Punching in a Dream

It’s pretty clear from these images that Jessica Tainsh and her XC machine “Punching in a Dream” (aka Punchy) have that special connection. They have had a super event at the Adelaide International 3 Day Event finishing in 7th place. Jess says of her event with Punchy : “The Australian International 3DE 2018 has been…

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Braggo

EQUINE STAR FOCUS: The stunning Braggo S

Meet the EQUITANA People’s Choice reigning champion, the stunning Braggo S. Terarossa Lodge Friesian stallion, Braggo S was imported to Australia in 2013 and is a Ster stallion with a KFPS breeding permit. At Equitana 2014 the stunning Braggo S stole the show. He was not only selected to be in the Dressage Masterclass and a Private “one on…

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After GastroAID

Understanding Ulcers- Chloe’s Story

Did you know that Gastric Ulcers are one of the most common issues that equine vets deal with every day? They are caused by an unnatural build-up of stomach acid which damages the stomach lining and they don’t always show up upon scoping. It’s not just racehorses who are prone to ulcers, between 50 and…

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Carona Park Show Team

How to travel 7000kms for 3 shows and survive!

Travelling long distances with performance horses can be stressful, expensive and can impact heavily on their health and wellbeing. Imagine arriving at your destination and discovering that your horse is unfit to compete! Thankfully there are ways to minimise the negative effects of lengthy journeys, you just need to know how. Carsten and Fiona Graetz…

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Coney Hatch Performance Horses

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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Importance of Poulice

Don’t Forget to Pack the Poultice

One of the most essential items to have in your truck or float when you are out competing is a quality clay poultice. Applied to the horse’s leg, a poultice can reduce inflammation quickly, decrease pain and keep you and your horse in the competition. Travelling, warm-ups, standing in stalls and actually showing or competing…

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5 Steps to Improve Your Horse’s Coat

Presentation is everything! A healthy, shiny coat and deep cleansed skin can make an instant impression. Here are five tips which will help you to achieve an eye-catching show coat. Tip 1 Improve Skin Condition: In the past, few people bothered about the horse’s skin health. Everything was to do with gloss and sheen. Long…

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Feeding for strength

Feeding for Strength

Feeding for Strength – Why you Need Supplements for Power, Strength and Topline Does your horse need body strength? Leg strength? Energy? Power? Read on to see how your horse can benefit from supplemented chelated minerals. Want body and leg strength? In order to gain strength and muscle, your horse needs to have an adequate…

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Latest Articles

Why Aussie trainers trust GastroAID!

Aussie racehorse trainer, Paul Smith, trusts and highly recommends GastroAID Recovery saying “I had a 2 year old filly and she wasn’t doing as well as I’d like. My vet recommended GastroAID Recovery. Within 2 weeks the results were amazing! It definitely made a difference.” Watch more here: GastroAID Recovery is unique as it provides…

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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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Top Tips for Topline and Shine Shine Shine!

It doesn’t seem to matter what we do with our horses, whether they are high performance or weekend pony clubbers, we all take pride in their appearance. A glossy coat and good body condition are at the top of the list, but one of our most common desires is to have a horse with good…

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