Are the electrolytes in your pre-mix feed REALLY doing the job?

Did you know? Electrolyte supplements are designed to replace the minerals lost in sweat – sodium, chloride, potassium and magnesium. It’s a particularity hot summer so far and good quality electrolyte supplements are important to replace lost minerals for your #sweatybetty so #shopsmart. Some commercial electrolyte products contain a lot of filler (e.g. glucose) to improve palatability. This…

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GastroHEALTH

GastroHEALTH Ingredients: What, How and WHY THEY WORK!

Natalie explains GastroHEALTH’s ingredients, what they are, what are the live Pre and Pro Biotics in GastroHEALTH, what they do, how they work and how the ingredients combined in GastroHEALTH can benefit total gut health and nutrition in your horse. Kelato Equine Nutritionist and Technical Manager, Natalie Hackl (BAnVetBioSc (Hons), BEqSc) gives us an easy…

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GastroHEALTH GastroAID

GastroHealth and GastroAid Digestive, what’s the difference?

Our horses are individuals with individual health requirements. Making a decision on which Gut Health product will most benefit your horse can be difficult to navigate for horse owners. Kelato Animal Health Equine Nutritionist, Natalie Hackl (BAnVetBioSc (Hons), BEqSc) explains the differences and promotional benefits of GastroAID Digestive and our brand new product GastroHEALTH. Find…

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Pectin & Lecithin – What’s all the fuss about?

Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) The high prevalence of gastric ulcers occurring not only in performance horses, but leisure/pleasure horses and those out at pasture, increases the need to identify substances that help promote optimal stomach health. While the drug omeprazole prevails as the most effective treatment for gastric ulcers in horses, there is a…

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Evolve

Autumn Worming

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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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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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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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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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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Remi Lord of the Realm

‘Superstars in the Making’ – The Tainsh Top Tips for Developing Young Eventing Horses

Simon Tainsh is a professional rider! He doesn’t get weekends off, holidays are few and far between and the prize money barely covers his entry fees. Ask him though, and he’d tell you he wouldn’t have it any other way. The elite eventer and full-time coach owns Kia Ora Performance Horses in Victoria and grew…

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Feeding for strength

Feeding for Strength

Feeding for Strength – Why you Need Supplements for Power, Strength and Topline Does your horse need body strength? Leg strength? Energy? Power? Read on to see how your horse can benefit from supplemented chelated minerals. Want body and leg strength? In order to gain strength and muscle, your horse needs to have an adequate…

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Jessica Tainsh

HAVING IT ALL – Jessica Tainsh on the ‘Baby Balancing Act’ of being an Eventer Mum

The preparation in the lead up to riding at the prestigious Melbourne 3 Day Event is intense for any rider but doing it while juggling a ‘normal job’, a professional stable full of horses, a burgeoning saddlery business plus everything that goes with being mum to a busy two year old, and we’re talking a…

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