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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Latest Articles

Update your on farm Spring worming strategy in 2020

Should ALL horses be wormed in Spring? Spring is here and the change in seasonal conditions means we need to start thinking about worming 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 wormed? It now…

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Equine Gut Health, the veterinary perspective with Dr Leanne Begg (BVSc DipVetClinStud MS MACVSc Dip ACVIM) of Sydney’s REC.

When it comes to the gut health of your horse getting the right advice and help is so important, especially when we suspect the digestive health of our horses is suffering. We turn to people we trust for education and help. We team up with our vets and rightly so!…

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Fortunes favour the patient for Bobbing and Scone trainer Bernie Kelly.

Hailing from Scone racetrack in NSW, Bernie Kelly is a trainer who has the patience to take the time necessary for a horse to reach his potential. The recent run of Bobbing in The Kosciuszko at Randwick on the 19th of October shows that fortunes favour the patient. Of his run in The Kosciuszko, jockey…

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