Month: February 2019

22 Feb 2019

Elite Equine and Repelling Insects Naturally

Author Catherine Bird of the widely successful A Healthy Horse, The Natural Way (New Holland Publishers, UK, 2002) writes: “Bugs, flies, midges, mosquitoes; why are our horses plagued by them? Whether we like it or not, insects are just another part of nature. But each horse that is pestered by these little beasties can, thanks […]

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15 Feb 2019

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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08 Feb 2019

Red Pigments in Health

Nutrition Specialist, Cathy Wong, writes: “Found naturally in a number of foods, anthocyanins are the pigments that give red, purple, and blue plants their rich colouring. In addition to acting as antioxidants and fighting free radicals, anthocyanins may offer anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-cancer benefits. In herbal medicine, anthocyanin-rich substances have long been used to treat a number […]

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01 Feb 2019

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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