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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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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Before and After Quick Heal

To pick or not to pick?

The painful scabs that form when Greasy Heel strikes do not look or feel great on your horse, but should you pick them off? The answer is yes! The bacteria, fungi and mites that cause the greasy heel most often live underneath these scabs, so until they are removed, the infection is extremely likely to…

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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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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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Hindgut Ulcers, Fact or Fake News?

As we continue to become more aware of horse gut health, the topic of “hindgut ulcers” is frequently raised. The horse’s stomach can develop ulcers, so does this mean their colon can as well? First, let’s take a look at what the hindgut is and what it does… The horse’s hindgut comprises the caecum, large…

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Bushfire Smoke & Equine Respiratory Health

With the devastating bush fires raging across Australia, many of us are concerned about the effects of smoke inhalation on our horses. And for good reason! Smoke consists of a nasty combination of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, soot, hydrocarbons and other organic substances such as nitrogen oxides and trace minerals. While us humans can escape…

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