Inflammatory Airway Disease & Racehorses

To perform at their best, racehorses need a properly functioning respiratory tract to allow oxygen to reach the lungs and fuel their activity. But respiratory issues are among the most common ailments diagnosed in these equine athletes. In particular, inflammatory airway disease (IAD) is an important cause of allergic lower airway disease. What are the…

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As they say at Peter Lock Racing in New Zealand, “Prevention is much better than cure!”

“Some people believe that icing and or poulticing a horses legs is only needed when there is an injury but as my vet reminds me, PREVENTING damage from heat and exercise is much easier, cheaper, and less heartbreaking than TREATING damage from an injury.” This is what we do around the stables at Peter Lock…

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Hindgut Ulcers, Fact or Fake News?

As we continue to become more aware of horse gut health, the topic of “hindgut ulcers” is frequently raised. The horse’s stomach can develop ulcers, so does this mean their colon can as well? First, let’s take a look at what the hindgut is and what it does… The horse’s hindgut comprises the caecum, large…

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Sunhill Bloodstock on yearling prep, gut health in mares and foals and GastroAID Everyday!

They are delighted! Sinead and Patrick of Sunhill Bloodstock explain the benefits of GastroAID Everyday not only in prepping their yearlings for sales, it’s also an integral part of creating great gut health for their mares and foals. Here’s how they did it 👇   GastroAID Everyday is particularly beneficial for hindgut health due to the unique,…

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