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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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Equine Muscle

Protecting Equine Muscles

The muscle fibres of a horse are a huge asset to the racing or performance horse.  Without them, there’s not much to work with – so as well as building muscle mass, the muscles also need to be protected! Low intensity exercise at an easy pace, allows for oxygen to replenish the muscles as he moves. In…

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Chelate Minerals

Why do chelated minerals matter for horses?

Chelated (Key-lated) minerals are minerals already bound to a small piece of protein. For minerals to be absorbed they need to be attached to a protein or a sugar which is easily absored in the small intestine. Chelated minerals don’t rely on this ‘attachment’  happening by chance, as they are all ready to be ‘smuggled’…

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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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Elizabeth Griffiths

Elizabeth Sobecki is a 27-year-old Adelaide local Para-Equestrian rider campaigning for the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo….

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After GastroAID

Understanding Ulcers- Chloe’s Story

Did you know that Gastric Ulcers are one of the most common issues that equine vets deal with every day? They are caused by an unnatural build-up of stomach acid which damages the stomach lining and they don’t always show up upon scoping. It’s not just racehorses who are prone to ulcers, between 50 and…

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