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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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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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‘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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Rozzie Ryan knows a winner!

Riding and training at the top of the equestrian world like Rozzie Ryan takes complete focus. This means there’s no room (or time) for anything that doesn’t make tangible improvements to you and your horses’ performance. For this reason, Rozzie has always been careful about the products she uses. And even more careful about those…

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Kelato and A/Prof Dr Ben Sykes, partners in changing the landscape of Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome and Equine Glandular Gastric Disease.

Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) and Equine Glandular Gastric Disease (EGGD) are subjects that A/Prof Dr Ben Sykes has spent a lot of his time researching and managing as a clinician. In partnering with Kelato Animal Health, he is now changing the way we think, talk about, treat, prevent and manage EGUS in our horses….

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