Update your on farm spring deworming strategy in 2021

Should ALL horses be dewormed in spring? Spring is here and the change in seasonal conditions means we need to start thinking about deworming our horses again. Rapidly growing pasture and warm, moist conditions provide an ideal environment for strongyles to start laying eggs. So, does this mean all horses should be dewormed? It now…

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Does my horse NEED a supplement?

While we’re all in a varied COVID-19 holding pattern at the moment, we start to re-assess everything. Some of us are continuing to train our horses in preparation for the day we can compete again. Some of us have scaled it right back for the experienced campaigners and brought young horses into work instead. So,…

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The benefits of antioxidants for breeding stallions.

When developing an appropriate feed program for stallions during breeding season it is important to treat each horse as an individual. Various factors such as age, breed, body condition, temperament, breeding frequency and workload should be taken into consideration. The stallion’s diet should meet all of his energy, protein, vitamin and mineral requirements. The physical…

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Rosemont Stud’s Gerard Jones on preparations and success strategies for yearling sales in 2020

For those in the know, Rosemont Stud needs no introduction. Rosemont in Victoria is a state-of-the-art farm boasting multi-million-dollar facilities including a magnificent stallion barn, home to household names such as Starcraft and Nostradamus, yearling barns, a vet hospital, beautifully manicured gardens and a glorious period homestead and office. Gerard Jones, operations manager at the…

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Musk Creek’s secret formula for yearling sale success is out!

Watch here as Scott Williamson from the beautiful Musk Creek Farm in Victoria lets us in on their formula for producing yearlings for sales with stunning results. What is ZanoBOLIC? ZanoBOLIC concentrate is a lysine and refined rice bran embryo extract (gamma oryzanol) supplement that aids in the development of lean muscle, topline and improves coat condition….

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Rivercrest Park Stud swears by GastroAID Everyday!

“We at Rivercrest Park will be using Kelato GastroAID Everyday at the beginning of our weaning process and for any further sale preparations, both weanling and yearling.” Steve Hoare Rivercrest Park Stud has been using Kelato’s GastroAID Everyday for several months now and found that it can be used as a tool in maintaining a…

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Evolve

Autumn Deworming

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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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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Latest Articles

Your horse feels better with BetaCALM

We all know what it’s like to have an unfocused horse on our hands – even the simplest task becomes a struggle. Whether it’s loading on the float, performing in the ring or staying settled on the trail, we rely on our horses to be cool and collected for what’s ahead when training, travelling or…

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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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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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