Month: May 2019

31 May 2019

Elite Equine and Sport Horse Injuries

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Duncan Peters, elaborates on one of the most common sporthorse injuries: “While any horse can get hurt, the demands of eventing, dressage and hunter/jumper competition increase the risk of suspensory ligament injuries, deep digital flexor tendon tears, sore muscles and more. Jumping, speed, uneven ground and fatigue put eventers and jumpers […]

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24 May 2019

Elite Equine and Summer Hoof Care

Gil Riley, veterinary expert, discusses the effect of summer on your horse’s hoofs: “The sun has got his hat on and it’s a wonderful time of year to enjoy our horses. But beware the sun may have turned the ground to concrete and your horse’s hooves brittle. Add to this an increase in stones, hard […]

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17 May 2019

Elite Equine and the Lyme Horse

Medical Herbalist and well-known writer, Hilary Self, provides some insight into the cause of the disease and its subsequent impact on the horse’s body: “Lyme disease is a tick-borne infectious disease caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi that enters the body undetected by the horse’s immune system when the tick feeds. The spirochete is attracted […]

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10 May 2019

Elite Equine and Tapeworms in Horses

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (NMD) Shari Frederick writes: “Worms are part of nature. A healthy horse can and will carry a small load of worms naturally, but heavy worm infestation is a risk to your horse!  Your best defense is a HEALTHY HORSE. Tapeworms are tough to eliminate. Find out what tapeworms are common where […]

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03 May 2019

Elite Equine and Itchy Skin Allergies

Melanie Sweeney, horse nutritionist, writes: “‘The Itch’ reappears annually during the warm, humid months, is most prevalent in coastal regions and is not contagious.  The tiny creatures responsible for this considerable problem are usually female midges (flies of the genus Culicoides) who are most active in the early mornings and late afternoons/evenings.  Individual susceptibility to […]

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01 May 2019


The Rosehip Company in Lesotho (RHC) is proud to announce the introduction of Elite Equine 100% Organic Rosehip Supplement to the UK market. For many years the value of rosehip for human ailments has been well-known, but only in recent years had the same been shown true in animals, and particularly in horses. The intrinsic […]

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