Month: July 2019

26 Jul 2019

Elite Equine and the food we feed

Katie Young, Ph.D. and equine nutritionist, gives some guidance as to good feeding practice: “When horses are in their natural situation, wandering on thousands of acres, grazing throughout the day and moving freely, their digestive systems work fairly well with small amounts of forage moving through pretty much all the time. But with the demands […]

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19 Jul 2019

Elite Equine and retiring your horse

A few Doctors of Veterinary medicine gives much needed advice if you are considering retiring your horse: “Retirement for most horses is a fairly informal process. The best way to retire a horse is to gradually decrease his activity level, based on his changing physical abilities. But it’s not always easy to decide when to […]

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15 Jul 2019

Caring For Horses In Extreme Heat Elite Equine

With this summer expected to be one of the hottest on record in many areas around the country, providing extra care for your horse is important. Many horse owners, especially those who own several horses or who operate a stable, find it increasingly difficult during the hot summer days to keep their horses cool, healthy […]

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12 Jul 2019

Elite Equine and Fatigue Failure

Chris Whitton, head of the Equine Centre in Melbourne, gives his view on fatigue failure in horses: “In elite racehorses, biology is pushed to the limit – about four tonnes is placed on the joint surfaces in a galloping horse’s lower limb with every stride, and these repeated loads have the potential to cause injury to […]

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05 Jul 2019

Elite Equine and Navicular Syndrome

Equine vet, Charlie Tomlinson, gives her thoughts on managing Navicular Syndrome in horses: “If your horse is diagnosed with the condition it must feel like a crushing blow, but do not despair! Nowadays there’s so much you can do to manage a horse with Navicular Syndrome. The more we understand about the underlying processes, the […]

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