Fibre-Beet and Cooked Linseed: The Perfect Winter Combination

Why feeding Fibre-Beet and Cooked Linseed together works so well… Overwintering a horse is a relatively flexible task, as environmental conditions can play an important role. As daylight hours are short, and temperature drops there is a joint requirement to allocate more energy (and possibly heat in the form of mashes) to satisfy heat increment …

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Equine Allergies, Inflammation and the Immune System

I remember, as a child taking riding lessons, getting started at the trot and the horse coughing a few times.  I remember feeling like he was going to pull me right over his head and being worried something was wrong.  My instructor would say something like, “He’s just cleaning out the cobwebs.”  The cough would …

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Top Tips for Winter Feeding on a Budget

In the lead up to Christmas it can be quite expensive.  It is the season of giving and money soon leaves our purses and wallets quicker than we like.  Dr. Tom Shurlock, consultant nutritionist for British Horse Feeds offers his top tips for winter feeding on a budget. Feeding on a budget is not the …

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Fit Not Fat

Fat is not a bad thing. It acts as an energy store, insulates the body and helps regulate insulin. Problems occur when there is an excess. Obesity, for horses as for humans, is a negative condition. Although there may be underlying causes, the most common cause of “fat” is a simple equation; energy intake is …

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Laminitis Top Tips

LAMINITIS TOP TIPS By Dr Tom Shurlock, nutritionist at British Horse Feeds 1 – Check. Laminitis develops in a number of phases. Symptoms such as hot hooves, physical damage such as white line and bruising etc. can appear at any time, depending on the underlying cause. Regular checks will help keep on top of the …

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