Horses

Horse Welfare: The importance of the 3 Fs
Animal Welfare
Horse Welfare: The importance of the 3 Fs
Owning a horse can bring a lot of joy but it can be a big responsibility. Particularly when it comes to ensuring that all of their needs are met. As well as protecting your horse from pain and suffering, it is important…
April 6, 2021
Are we over rugging our horses and ponies?
Horses
Are we over rugging our horses and ponies?
Rugs are used to keep horses warm and dry in the winter and to prevent them from getting dirty so that we have less grooming to do. But do horses really need to wear rugs, and are we using them too much? …
March 20, 2021
What is PSSM in horses?
Horses
What is PSSM in horses?
Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy (PSSM) is a disease in horses that causes glycogen (the stored form of glucose) to build up in the muscles. Usually, glycogen is stored in the body and converted to energy as and when it i…
March 18, 2021
Why do horses get hoof abscesses and how are they treated?
Common Conditions
Why do horses get hoof abscesses and how are they treated?
Foot abscesses can be excruciating for horses, in fact, they can make the horse so lame that it can look like the horse has broken his leg! But why do they happen and what can be done about them?…
February 23, 2021 • 6 shares
'Tis the season to get mud fever!
Common Health Problems
'Tis the season to get mud fever!
Uh-oh… ‘tis the season to get mud-fever! Mud fever - or "Pastern dermatitis" - was traditionally been considered to be caused by Dermatophilus congolensis, a gram-positive, facultative anaerobic actinomycete… now you hav…
February 2, 2021 • 88 shares
The Romantic Lives of the Domestic Species
Behaviour
The Romantic Lives of the Domestic Species
I’m no historian, but rumour has it that the origins of St. Valentine’s day are quite unromantic. Valentine was a Roman guy who helped Christian couples to get married. This was frowned upon in Rome at the time so the Em…
February 13, 2019 • 93 shares
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