Horse Health (Page 4)

and Wellbeing

Geranium Essential Oil

Geranium Essential Oil Biological Name: Pelagonium graveolens Parts Used: Leaves and flowers Essential Oil Method of Extraction: Steam distillation. Geranium Essential Oil Scent: Floral, fresh, strong and sweet with a fruity note. Constituents: beta-caryophyllene, citronellol, citronellyl acetate, geraniol, geranyl acetate, isomenthone, menthone, linalyl acetate, linalool, phellandrene and sabinene. Reported ActionsRead More →

Horse on treadmill. Diagnosing Mild Equine Asthma

Diagnosing Mild Equine Asthma. Veterinarians and engineers at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine have developed a tool help diagnose mild forms of horse asthma. Behind lameness, respiratory issues are the second-leading cause of poor performance in sport horses but often, symptoms are subtle and difficult to spot, particularlyRead More →

Horse standing in front of wall. Monitoring your horse's condition

Monitoring Your Horse’s Condition – According to recent studies, horse owners are missing early signs their horses and ponies are becoming overweight until they are dangerously obese. This means they are putting their horses at risk and making weight loss programs more difficult In this article, Dr Jennifer Stewart, anRead More →

Joint Disease

Joint Disease. Lameness is one of the top three areas of equine veterinary medicine, along with colic and reproduction. Joint disease is the most common cause of lameness and results from pain during movement. The onset of pain can be sudden or long-term, and may result in an obvious lamenessRead More →

Skullcap plant with flowers.

Skullcap Name: Skullcap Biological Name: Scutellaria laterifolia Skullcap Parts Used: Aerial parts (leaves and stem). Contains: Aglycone, baicalein, baicalin, bioflavonoids, bitter iridoids, calcium, carbohydrates, fats, fibre, flavonoid glycosides, glycosides, iridiods, iron, magnesium, melatonin, phosphorus, polysaccharides, potassium, protein, resin, scutellarin, scutellarein, sodium, tannins, vitamin C, volatile oil, wogonin and zinc. ReportedRead More →

Salt

Providing your horse with adequate salt each day can go a long way in maintaining hydration which not only safe guards health but supports optimal performance as well. But, how much is enough and, are there risks in giving too much salt? In this article, Claire Thunes, PhD, a consultantRead More →