What is MMS and why is my mare behaving this way?

Has “Moody Mare Syndrome” (MMS) sprung in your mare? Owning a mare often involves a rollercoaster of emotions – for both the mare and the owner! A mare’s mood swings are typically accompanied by irritability, muscular tension, erratic behaviour patterns and a generally uncooperative attitude. This quintessential ‘mare-ish’ behaviour can cause disruptions to training and…

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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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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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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 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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Cashed up, calmed down

Pekaras Cashed Up Cowboy aka “Cash” was a ‘cool, calm, collected dude to break in and train.’ For owners Caron and Ellie Granger, it was clear from the start he had a real sense of maturity with roping and barrel racing – at home and at jackpots. But the crowds and crackling microphone at rodeos…

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Autumn deworming update for EVERY adult horse

It’s recommended to treat EVERY adult horse in late Autumn with an ivermectin-based dewormer. The good news is, Kelato has not one BUT two dewormers in our product range to provide year-round worm control for your horse! Whilst the cooler weather means strongyle egg production decreases, this is the best time to target other types of…

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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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LoosenUP

Superhero antioxidants vs free radical villains

Antioxidants are well known for their health benefits in human nutrition and we are often encouraged to eat foods that are rich in these vital nutrients. Luckily for us, dark chocolate and red wine are potent sources of antioxidants… Of course, moderation is key and nutritionists will likely suggest certain fruits and vegetables as healthier…

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You might be surprised to hear that the powerhouse of the horse’s digestive system is THE HINDGUT!

Hindgut quick fact update. The hindgut consists of the caecum, large colon, small colon and rectum and houses trillions of microbes (yep, you read that right!) that produce enzymes to breakdown (ferment) plant fibre and provide your horse with energy in the form of volatile fatty acids (VFAs). Horses are unable to digest fibre using…

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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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