Mild winter may increase small redworm risks warns Zoetis

London, UK, 26 March 2014 – Early spring is the high-risk time for larval cyathostominosis, a potentially fatal syndrome caused by the mass emergence of small redworm from their dormant, encysted state. Worming experts at Zoetis are warning that this year, the risk of disease may be higher than usual, following the UK’s exceptionally mild, wet winter. Encysted small redworm (ESRW) are one of the most harmful parasites to affect horses...

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Equi-Ads break 50,000!
Mar24

Equi-Ads break 50,000!

Following a successful BETA Equi-Ads have added on more retailers distributing Equi-Ads to their customers. The print and distribution figure for the April issue was 50,000 copies by far the highest free distribution of any equestrian magazine in the UK. Equi-Ads Scotland now has an average distribution of 10,000 copies with a national pick-up of three to one over all other equine titles.   Equi-Ads Ltd are now audited by Baker...

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South West Parelli Team Tour
Mar19

South West Parelli Team Tour

WANT to learn more about Parelli Natural Horsemanship and how to improve the bond and relationship with your horse or pony? The South West Parelli Instructor Team are running two tour dates in April, providing the ideal opportunity to find out more about the Parelli programme and how it can benefit both you and your horse. The demonstrations take place on: April 6 – 12noon to 5pm – Bicton College, Salterton, Devon April 18 – 1pm to...

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Is your horse ready for competition?
Mar10

Is your horse ready for competition?

By Dr Meriel Moore-Colyer Senior Lecturer at RAC and Scientific Consultant At this time of year the increase in light and temperature not only makes riding more pleasurable but also initiates grass growth and the delight of fresh forage after the long winter months of conserved forage. As we rejoice in seeing our horses frolicking around in the field and relish the reduction in mucking out, we need to be aware of the change in...

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Spring feeding
Mar08

Spring feeding

by Dr Derek Cuddeford,  Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of  Edinburgh In-wintered horses will undergo a major transition in their feeding programme when it comes to spring turn-out. The magnitude of the change rather depends on the quality of the forage that they have been fed overwinter. They may have been fed a very high fibre hay low in non-structural carbohydrates (NSCs) or in contrast they may have been fed...

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