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Evidence of cross-grazing benefits

Evidence of cross-grazing benefits

Cross grazing benefits. The practice of cross or mixed grazing is often suggested as a useful strategy to manage intestinal parasite infestation, but until recently, evidence of its efficacy was limited. A French team has provided the first evidence of the benefits of...

Choke

Choke

Choke: The material causing the blockage is normally foodstuff, but in isolated cases may consist of plastic, rocks, timber or other foreign materials. The blockage may be partial or complete. In most cases, choke is not an immediate emergency, but if the problem does...

Dispelling Myths on Probiotics for Horses

Dispelling Myths on Probiotics for Horses

Dispelling myths on probiotics for horses... Horse catalogues and feed stores are loaded with a wide range of pre- and probiotics. But do they really help the horse? In a presentation entitled ‘Hindgut Microbiome’, Dr Wendy Pearson, an assistant professor of equine...

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...

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...

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