The Equine Blog

Optimal advice on equine horse health

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Omeprazole and Stallion Fertility

With our attention on the breeding season, looking at ways we can increase stallion fertility parameters and resulting pregnancy rates in broodmares is of immense...

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Probiotics for horses

Probiotics for horses is something which is continuing to become more popular. Many feed and supplement companies are now adding probiotics to their formulations. Plenty...

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Why is my horse eating manure?

Help! Why is my horse eating manure?

Eating manure (also known as coprophagy), is a common, yet transient phenomenon in foals. Coprophagy is thought to potentially offer multiple health benefits in foals....

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Diarrhoea in Foals

Diarrhoea in Foals

Up to 40% of diarrhoea cases in foals are due to Rotavirus infection. Other common causes of diarrhoea in foals include Foal Heat Scours. In...

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Hoof Health Beyond Biotin

Hoof Health: Beyond Biotin

When thinking about nutrition for hoof health, biotin gets a lot of attention. Supplemented in appropriate amounts, biotin may help to improve hoof wall integrity....

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To ice or not to ice?

Here in the Southern Hemisphere, we’re enjoying warmer weather and competition season in various disciplines is in full swing. As a result, it is commonplace...

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Antimicrobial Resistance

At the time of writing this article, it is World Antimicrobial Awareness Week: an important week not only in terms of equine, animal and human...

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Spring, Summer and More Riding!

Here in the Southern Hemisphere, the weather is warming up, daylight hours are getting longer, show season is in full swing, and eventing, dressage, showjumping...

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