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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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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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THE SOUND OF SIGHT….The Living Markers enabling blind dressage rider Sue-Ellen Lovett fulfil her dressage dream

Most riders never reach a level where they earn the right to represent their country, but Sue-Ellen Lovett is not most riders! The dressage rider from NSW is blind, a hereditary disease called ‘Retinitis Pigmentosa’ having slowly robbed her of her vision since the age of 12. But Sue-Ellen has never considered her condition a…

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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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