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Category: Caring for your horse

Worms – a wriggly problem

Every horse owner has heard about the danger of worms but without some knowledge it is hard to understand the full impact of a worm infestation …

Worm control

Every horse owner has heard about the danger of worms but without some knowledge it is hard …

Weight loss

Horses usually maintain a good body condition if offered a good quality diet of hay and pasture. Young horses or horses in hard work may require …

Vaccination protocols and safety

Development of vaccinations has resulted in there being protection available for an increasing number of infectious diseases in horses. Recently …

Vaccinating your horse

Horses are susceptible to a number of serious infectious diseases, e.g. influenza (flu). Fortunately, vaccines are available for some of these …

Sheath washing – to wash, or not to wash!

Regular washing of a gelding or stallion’s sheath and penis is something that horse owners debate on a regular basis. The following information …

Senior horse care

It’s not only humans that are living longer our horses are too! Improvements in diet, management and veterinary care mean that horses and …

Saying goodbye – options for euthanasia

This is a very sensitive subject but it is important for you to be aware of the reasons for …

Routine health care

We are all familiar with the phrase “A healthy horse is a happy horse” – but there is probably also something to be said for …

Poisonous plants – what to look out for

Many plants that are poisonous to horses cause neurological and liver damage, which can be life-threatening. Unless you have a good general knowledge …