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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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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BetaMARE is finally here to help her keep the balance. Naturally!

BetaMARE is finally here and we are excited! So, what is BetaMARE and how will it help? We’re glad you asked! Kelato’s BetaMARE is a concentrated, standardised chasteberry extract supplement that supports normal balanced behaviour in moody mares to help her keep the balance. Naturally! Chasteberry has a long traditional history of use to help…

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Strategies to combat ESGD and EGGD with A/Prof Dr Ben Sykes

Leading equine veterinarian A/Prof Dr Ben Sykes’ BSc BVMS MS MBA DipACVIM DipECEIM PhD research has primarily focused on Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) with an interest in nutraceutical strategies to help combat the disease. The promising results of Ben’s research are what gives him confidence in recommending GastroAID Recovery. “We were able to show…

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The Hindgut and Dysbiosis with A / Prof Dr Ben Sykes

Join leading equine veterinarian A/Prof Dr Ben Sykes BSc BVMS MS MBA DipACVIM DipECEIM PhD and Natalie Hackl Technical Manager & Nutritionist BAnVetBioSc (Hons), BEqSt as we explore the Hindgut and Dysbiosis in this final exclusive webinar in our series on Equine Digestive Health and Disease. ⭐️This is simply a must for all horse owners⭐️…

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Does my horse need to be wormed in Winter?

Worming recommendations have changed A LOT over the past few years. We all used to follow an interval-based approach of worming our horses every six to eight weeks or, for some, timing it with when the farrier came out. The problem with this approach is overuse of deworming (anthelmintic) drugs has led to widespread resistance….

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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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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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Punchy

Equine Star Focus : Punching in a Dream

It’s pretty clear from these images that Jessica Tainsh and her XC machine “Punching in a Dream” (aka Punchy) have that special connection. They have had a super event at the Adelaide International 3 Day Event finishing in 7th place. Jess says of her event with Punchy : “The Australian International 3DE 2018 has been…

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Hindgut Dysbiosis – What it is and how to manage it in racehorses.

The hindgut is a remarkable feature of the horse’s digestive tract. It’s not only important for fibre digestion, but also aids hydration and electrolyte balance, provides the horse with some vitamins and also contributes to immune function. The hindgut houses trillions of microbes that have a profound impact on the overall health and well-being of…

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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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