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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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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What type of hay should I feed my horse?

Aside from pasture, hay is the predominant forage consumed by horses. During certain times of the year, hay may be the only forage available and selecting the right type is an important part of formulating an appropriate diet for your horse. Remember, the general rule of thumb is to provide at least 1.5% of the…

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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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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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