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Feeding for Coat Shine

Feeding for Coat Shine

Everyone wants to see their horses with a sleek, glowing coat and not only for aesthetic reasons, but also because the quality of a horse’s hair coat is directly related to his overall health. Providing the horse with plenty of roughage and a balanced diet along with...

Mycotoxins in Horse Feeds

Mycotoxins in Horse Feeds

Mycotoxins are poisonous compounds that are naturally produced by certain types of moulds (fungi) which can contaminate horse feed and pasture plants. Although contamination of commercial horse feeds is not very common in Australia, it can occur, particularly under...

How Much Salt? Brought to you by Hygain

How Much Salt? Brought to you by Hygain

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...

Feeding for Weight Gain

Feeding for Weight Gain

Feeding for weight gain: Some horses do not maintain their bodyweight easily and it can prove a real challenge to keep them at an ideal weight. Ultimately, your horse’s ribs should not be visible, but they should be easily felt if you run your hand along your horse’s...

Developing a Healthy Topline

Developing a Healthy Topline

Developing a Healthy Topline How to get your horse that perfect topline is what we are all after, but first we must understand what a topline is!  The topline of the horse includes the withers, back loin (or coupling) and croup. Strength of topline and loin muscles...

Forage, the Key to Horse Health

Forage, the Key to Horse Health

Forage, such as hay and pasture, is critical for the health and wellbeing of all horses. Understanding the design, function and reliance of the horse’s digestive system on forage is the first step in appreciating the critical value of forage. Knowledge of what’s in...

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