Month: March 2019

29 Mar 2019

Elite Equine and Feeding Challenges in Aging Horses

FEEDING CHALLENGES IN AGING HORSES Liz Owens, equine nutrition expert, discusses the challenges and possible solutions in feeding your aging horse: “Like humans, horses are remaining sounder and more active later in life due to a variety of factors. However, horses do age differently to humans. By comparison with us, they have quite abbreviated childhoods, […]

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22 Mar 2019

Elite Equine and Travel Trauma in Horses

Robert MacDowell, esteemed veterinary herbalist, writes: “We all know people who get car sick, airsick or seasick and there must be a few horses out there which get motion sickness in the same sort of way. I don’t know of anybody who has died or had their career ruined as a result of travel related […]

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15 Mar 2019

Elite Equine and Arthritis

Amanda Vella, president of Save a Horse Australia, writes: “Arthritis is a painful degenerative joint disease that can affect horses of all ages but seen mostly in senior horses. It is the result of chronic joint inflammation which is the body’s natural way of fixing a problem. Inflammation cells, which are white blood cells move […]

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08 Mar 2019

Elite Equine and Hoof Health

“Regular shoeing and good management will support the condition of your horse’s hooves, but nutrition also plays an important part. If your horse is receiving a correct well balanced diet he should be getting all he needs to maintain hoof health. However, this is not usually the case. Many horses do not require the full […]

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01 Mar 2019

Equine Flu and the Role of Natural Remedies

According to the Animal Health Trust, there have been multiple outbreaks of equine flu in the UK and Europe in recent weeks affecting both vaccinated and unvaccinated horses. [1] Master equine herbalist, Victoria Ferguson, writes:  “Respiratory ailments are the most common cause of illness and lack of performance in horses along with musculo-skeletal problems. If […]

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