There are many different active ingredients used in various horse wormers. These include Moxidectin, Invermectin, praziquantel, or a combination of these, amongst others. Each active ingredient works for a different length of time, and on different types of worms.
We are lucky to have such an active, prolific equestrian calendar here in the UK, but what are the key events that every horse lover should experience at least once in their lifetime? Last time we covered The Hickstead Derby, The Grand National, The Kentucky Derby, Badminton Horse Trials and The Olympics, but there are few more exciting events to experience.
Nelly went to Milton Keynes on Tuesday to do the BE90, she managed a 37 in the dressage, jumped clear with show jumping and had just a few time faults with the cross country – she was still a bit green at the beginning of the course. We got our first foundation point so I’m really pleased with her, she's improving so much and I cannot wait to move up to BE100.
Lottie went out and completed some dressage on Saturday. Our first test was not particularly successful – she just got a bit tense as usual. In the second test however it was like riding a completely different horse - she was calm and relaxed and performed well. We finished third here, a good result I think.
Mud fever is a common condition that affects the lower limbs of equines, most typically affecting the back of the pastern. It commonly occurs in wet conditions. Initially the infection starts as matted hair and crusty, scabbed and inflamed skin. As the condition progresses, mud fever can cause anything from swelling to severe lameness.