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Pectin & Lecithin. Here’s what all the fuss is about.

Written by Natalie Hackl Equine Nutritionist BAnVetBioSc (Hons), BEqSt for Kelato Animal Health Pty Ltd. 2018 Over the past few years, awareness of the benefits of ‘pectin’ and ‘lecithin’ for maintaining a healthy stomach lining has increased significantly. They’re ingredients you’ve no doubt heard of in relation to digestive supplements but possibly aren’t sure what…

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Are the electrolytes in your pre-mix feed REALLY doing the job?

Did you know? Electrolyte supplements are designed to replace the minerals lost in sweat – sodium, chloride, potassium and magnesium. It’s a particularity hot summer so far and good quality electrolyte supplements are important to replace lost minerals for your #sweatybetty so #shopsmart. Some commercial electrolyte products contain a lot of filler (e.g. glucose) to improve palatability. This…

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Evolve

Autumn Worming

Saying goodbye to summer means we’re leaving the hot, dry weather behind and saying hello to the wetter conditions of autumn. While this will bring some relief for our horses, the change in weather provides an ideal environment for gastrointestinal parasites. Just think, when the grass is growing so will the worms (well, they will…

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Prolong your horse’s athletic career

Daily aches and pains are something every horse (and their owner) experience at some point in their lifetime. However, even low-grade lameness could be indicative of a bigger problem such as Osteoarthritis (OA). OA is a complex, progressive disease that affects a large proportion of the horse population. In fact, studies have shown that more…

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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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Rain Scald

What is Rain Scald?

Dermatophilus congolensis, more commonly known as Rain Scald, is a bacterial infection found in cows and horses. The bacteria latch onto a carrier horse and activate when the carrier’s skin is exposed to wet weather. Biting and non-biting flies, together with humidity and high moisture, cause infective zoospores to spread from one horse to another….

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Anhidrosis can spell BIG trouble!

When exercising, the horse’s working muscles generate heat… The body heats up… The horse sweats… Excess heat is then dissipated through evaporative cooling. As simple as that! Right? Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for all horses. Picture this – it’s a typical Summer’s day in Australia. Hot. Humid. Plagues of flies and other bugs. Cicadas…

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Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Haemorrhage (EIPH)

What is EIPH? EIPH is defined as bleeding from the lungs of horses during exercise (Hinchcliff et al. 2015). The condition is most frequently identified in Thoroughbred and Standardbred racehorses performing high-speed exercise, but cases can also occur in horses used for other disciplines such as western performance, eventing, show jumping and polo (Rendle 2016;…

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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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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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Rivercrest Park Stud swears by GastroAID Everyday!

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