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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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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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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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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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“He has now turned into the show horse we thought he would be. We highly recommend this product.” Greg Mickan, Romsey Park

“Givenchy, otherwise known as Dex (pictured) came to us straight from the racetrack and was unsettled in his new routine of being a show horse. We chose to put him on GastroAID Everyday to help with his gut health and therefore make him a happier horse. He has now turned into the show horse we…

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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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“He is finally a kids pony, Sofia and Puff can finally have fun together!”

Parents of children who ride know all too well the angst an unruly pony can cause, especially when that pony is a trusted and treasured member of the family. “Puff” is exactly that family member in Nina Leonard’s family and especially so for her daughter Sofia. Puff wasn’t truly unruly but he was showing all…

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