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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Braggo

EQUINE STAR FOCUS: The stunning Braggo S

Meet the EQUITANA People’s Choice reigning champion, the stunning Braggo S. Terarossa Lodge Friesian stallion, Braggo S was imported to Australia in 2013 and is a Ster stallion with a KFPS breeding permit. At Equitana 2014 the stunning Braggo S stole the show. He was not only selected to be in the Dressage Masterclass and a Private “one on…

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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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Part Two “The stress factors for Horse Digestion” with Dr Leanne Begg BVSc DipVetClinStud MS MACVSc Dip ACVIM

Managing the Equine Gut for Optimal Health and Performance: PART TWO. In this episode “The stress factors for Horse Digestion” Dr Begg takes us into some of the factors that can lead to inflammation, ulceration and what can leave the horses stomach vulnerable to acid exposure. When it comes to the gut health of your…

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