Horses who are often overweight are likely to be at higher risk of health complications, including Insulin Resistance or Deregulation, and Laminitis among others. Keeping your horse at a healthy weight level is an essential step to long term health and wellbeing.
Learn about the gut-brain axis and how changes to a horse's microbiome can affect behaviour. Discover the many ways stress can affect horses in the course of daily life, how to limit the stresses your horse experiences, and how to protect its microbiome from change. You will be improving your horse’s health and reducing the likelihood of uncharacteristic and unsafe behaviour.
In recent years, areas of Australia have been hit hard with several natural disasters including serious flooding, and the effects for horses have been truly devastating. We've created a list of feeding tips to help affected horses recover and thrive.
Overweight horses are more prone to serious health issues, including potentially life-threatening problems such as laminitis. Excess weight also places increased pressure on your horse’s bones and joints. And if your horse is too fat, they are much more likely to suffer from heat stress in hot weather. So what can you do if your horse is getting a little rotund?
There are so many things that I wish I could have learnt early on in my horse career that I have now learned as a practicing vet.
As horse owners we only want the best for them, yet owning and caring for a horse can be expensive. We've got 8 tips to help you feed your horse to meet all their nutritional needs, while being more economical. Find out how to reduce your feed bill without compromising gut health or optimal equine nutrition.
Winter is the time where if you are having issues relating to your horses gut health and overall nutrition that you will likely see it! In this blog I will be discussing the three most common gut related problems I see as an equine veterinarian during winter.
Article by Elizabeth Owens - B Sc Agric (Hons) There is a truism that feeding horses is as much an art as it is a science. It is our failure to re...
There are so many different types of hay and it can get confusing when you start to try figuring out which hay to use and why. Or which hay to avoid and why. Here is my hay by hay take on… hay!
What’s the first thing you think of for your horse coming into winter? If you’d asked me this question a couple of years ago, my answer would have been something along the lines of… How many rugs will I need? How much fill should they have? What time should I take them off? Should I get my horse clipped? Should I be putting them in stables? But, did you ever think: should I be changing my horse’s diet?
Kikuyu is one of the common grass species found in horse pastures. But does it provide enough calcium to meet your horses needs?
The health of your car’s engine is critical for it to run efficiently and reliably. Similarly, the health of your horse’s hindgut or its engine plays an important role in your horse’s overall health and ability to run efficiently.