Protecting your horse from the winter blues

Winter is upon us again and it’s time to protect your horse’s health against the elements. Wet and muddy conditions become a breeding ground for bacteria and your horses will need extra help to stay in good health and performing at their best. A common winter condition is Greasy Heel, a bacterial infection similar to…

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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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Hailing from Scone racetrack in NSW, Bernie Kelly is a trainer who has the patience to take the time necessary for a horse to reach his potential. The recent run of Bobbing in The Kosciuszko at Randwick on the 19th of October shows that fortunes favour the patient. Of his run in The Kosciuszko, jockey…

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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.

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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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