07 Jun 2019

Nutritional Horse Supplements Explained

Optimum equine health is important as it can help your horse live a longer, happier life while reducing many of the negative effects of aging. However, like humans, every horse is different and that can mean different nutritional requirements to promote their optimum health. There are a lot of variables that go into providing a […]

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24 May 2019
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Elite Equine and Summer Hoof Care

Gil Riley, veterinary expert, discusses the effect of summer on your horse’s hoofs: “The sun has got his hat on and it’s a wonderful time of year to enjoy our horses. But beware the sun may have turned the ground to concrete and your horse’s hooves brittle. Add to this an increase in stones, hard […]

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15 Feb 2019
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Elite Equine and Monday Morning Disease (Tying-up)

What became known as Monday Morning Disease (‘tying-up’) is a condition that was first associated with work horses that enjoyed a day of rest and a regular grain ration on Sundays. Once they again took up their work the following morning, they began tying-up, which was evidenced by such symptoms as stiff muscles, cramping, unreasonable […]

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01 Feb 2019
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Elite Equine and Inflammation in Horses

According to Dr Michael Ball (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine): “Within every living cell (muscle, tendon, lung, bone, etc.), there is a biochemical and cellular time bomb waiting to go off — inflammation. However, it is to be noted that inflammation is a double-edged sword. More animals die from an inflammatory disease than all other disease […]

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13 Jun 2018

ROSEHIPS – NATURE’S OWN VITAMIN C

Rosehips are the bright red, smooth skinned fruit of the rose plant. Rosehips are harvested from the South American wild rose commonly known as the dog rose, as they are particularly rich in vitamin C (as much as 6000mg per kg) so they are ideal for nutritional and medicinal purposes.  However, your horse would most […]

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13 Jun 2018

Herb Blurb – Rose hips

Roses belong to the same family as the apple and crabapple, so it is no coincidence that rose hips look like tiny apples. Rose hips can be a bit tart, similar to crabapples, but horses do not seem to mind the flavor. Rose hips are the seedpods or fruit of the rose. We don’t often […]

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13 Jun 2018

Why Use Rosehips for Horses

Many of us appreciate the beauty of roses without actually realizing how healthy and beneficial they can be. Seed pods are contained by certain varieties of roses, called rose hips. These have very practical uses including facial astringent all the way to delicious jam that you can eat. Rose-hip supplements are accessible for one’s overall […]

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