Update your on farm spring deworming strategy in 2021

Should ALL horses be dewormed in spring? Spring is here and the change in seasonal conditions means we need to start thinking about deworming our horses again. Rapidly growing pasture and warm, moist conditions provide an ideal environment for strongyles to start laying eggs. So, does this mean all horses should be dewormed? It now…

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The benefits of antioxidants for breeding stallions.

When developing an appropriate feed program for stallions during breeding season it is important to treat each horse as an individual. Various factors such as age, breed, body condition, temperament, breeding frequency and workload should be taken into consideration. The stallion’s diet should meet all of his energy, protein, vitamin and mineral requirements. The physical…

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Putting the polish on at Platinum Thoroughbreds Victoria

While it is said that presentation is everything, Rene and Sarah from Platinum Thoroughbreds Victoria say that presentation is the final thing. It’s that final polish which attracts the buyer’s eye and helps make the sale. It’s that final polish which makes their glorious stallions – Stryker and Scorpz (pictured) – gleam with health. Once…

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Probiotics – Is there research to back them up?

There has been a lot of discussion of late as to whether there is research that backs up the use of probiotics in horses. The answer is YES! What is a probiotic? Probiotics are “direct-fed microbials” such as live yeast or bacteria that help maintain or restore the health of the intestinal microbiome. Probiotics impact…

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Feeding for strength

Feeding for Strength

Feeding for Strength – Why you Need Supplements for Power, Strength and Topline Does your horse need body strength? Leg strength? Energy? Power? Read on to see how your horse can benefit from supplemented chelated minerals. Want body and leg strength? In order to gain strength and muscle, your horse needs to have an adequate…

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