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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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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PulmonAID is a stayer for Brett Dodson Racing

Brett Dodson Racing talks to us about PulmonAID and why it is a stayer in his stables in Coffs Harbour. Last season the Brett Dodson stable in Coffs Harbour trained 16 winners, with the latest winner being at home at Coffs Harbour on August 6 2020. Brett has also found recent success with PulmonAID and…

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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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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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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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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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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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Equine Glandular Gastric Disease and why you might not have heard of it before?

Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) is common terminology that most veterinarians and horse owners are all too familiar with. The term has been around for the past 20 years and was originally coined by a panel of experts in the field at a time when vets and horse owners were just starting to learn about…

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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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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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