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Equine Health

Reduce Worm Burdens in Horses

Follow our advice on how to reduce the number of worm larvae your horse is exposed to: Poo pick twice a week or as often as possible. Rest the pasture or rotate the pastures systematically to help break worm lifecycles. The minimum recommended period of time to rest a pasture is three months. Use inedible bedding to reduce the risk of ingesting parasites. Keep feed hay in nets or mangers to reduce the number of parasites crawling in. If possible, keep pasture stocking levels to a minimum; ideally one or... Read More

Top 10 Winter Hoof and Leg Care Tips

    Keep horse’s hooves and legs healthy by following this helpful advice: 1. Pick out feet every day with a hoof pick. 2. Check shoes for wear and tear regularly, and have the farrier trim every 5-6 weeks. 3. Consider putting over reach boots on, to help prevent shoes being pulled off. 4. Apply oil such as Veredus Golden Oil regularly to prevent split hooves and to help protect from bacteria. 5. Apply grease to the bottom of the hoof to help avoid build ups of compacted ice and snow.... Read More

Winter Worming Guide

Warmer winters mean that larvae are now more likely to survive than in previous years. Ensure your horse is well looked after with these tips: Seek out a vet to advise you on the most appropriate worming treatment for your horse and stick to the worming programme for effective treatment. Be aware that some worms may already have a high resistance to certain wormers. Treat horses regularly with wormers to maintain low levels of worms within the body. In recent years, over-use of the same wormers has caused drug resistance.... Read More

Prepare Equine Skin For Winter

With horses soon being wrapped up warm for winter, you may worry about their coats rubbing and creating bald patches. Use the following food supplements in their diet to help maintain a healthy coat: Groomers Equine Supplement With Royal Jelly Royal Jelly contains high levels of natural proteins, fructose and sugars, usually used in nature to develop larvae and feed Queen Bees, who need much more nutrition than usual. These properties help enrich the coat and improve hair texture, restoring the strength and shine. This feed supplement is rich in... Read More

Preventing Mud Fever

Prevent Mud Fever this winter with our helpful tips: Keep horses away from muddy ground by fencing off these areas, particularly gateways and spaces with standing water. Exercise paddock rotation. Ensure all bedding is clean and dry. Avoid hosing down legs as this may create damp areas where bacteria can grow. Allow mud to dry and then remove carefully with a dandy brush. If this is not practical, wash legs with a low pressure hose and an anti-bacterial wash like Hibiscrub. Dry legs thoroughly after washing. Apply a barrier cream... Read More

Horse Tips for the Firework Season

Keep horses calm this Bonfire Night with our helpful advice: Prepare. Discover if there are displays nearby. Bonfire Night is on a Wednesday this year, so celebrations could take place on either weekend before or after the 5th of November.  Stable if possible. If your horse is used to being kept in, bring him in if there is a display nearby. If displays are some distance away he should be fine out, although double check all fencing and gates. Do not turn out in a strange field over night in... Read More

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Horse Worming FAQs

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.

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How to Prevent Mud Fever

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.