Feed fibre and oil to improve condition and behaviour this winter

Research has shown that to improve condition safely your horse needs the right type of calories from the right sources – a combination of fibre and oil. In trials carried out by WINERGY® oil was shown to be twice as efficient at building condition as cereal and far less likely to cause any silly behaviour. Fibre should be the mainstay of every horse’s diet and the equine digestive system has evolved to process it very efficiently....

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Five Minutes With….  Rob Fellows
Sep19

Five Minutes With…. Rob Fellows

Rob, of Rob Fellows Reiki, is an International Reiki Master and Teacher. He tells Equiads why the therapy is so beneficial. Before I started with reiki in 1999, I used to be a little fearful of horses. I actually learnt reiki originally to help my dog, who had arthritis. But after the first time I ‘faced my fear’ and gave reiki to a horse, I was hooked. The reaction was wonderful, and now I love to work with horses, as they are such...

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Could Your Horse Have Gastric Ulcer Syndrome?

London, UK, 16 September 2014 –  Many horses and foals are affected by Equine Gastric Ulceration Syndrome (EGUS). To help horse owners understand the symptoms, causes and treatment options available, Zoetis offers a helpful advisory leaflet, which is available from your equine vet. EGUS is a serious and common condition,1,2 with approximately 90% of racehorses, 60% of performance horses, 37% of leisure horses and 50% of foals...

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Safety in the Saddle
Sep17

Safety in the Saddle

Question: This season I intend to start affiliated eventing with my horse, my tack is second-hand and I have had it a few years now. Are there any saddle safety checks I should make to ensure that I am safe in the saddle whilst out on the cross country course? Answer: The Society of Master Saddlers replies: One of the most important safety factors of riding is that which concerns good quality saddlery, which is carefully selected,...

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Equine vets have the highest injury risk of all civilian professions
Sep16

Equine vets have the highest injury risk of all civilian professions

Being a horse vet in the UK appears to carry the highest risk of injury of any civilian occupation in the UK, according to the results of the first ever survey on injuries within the profession. This study, commissioned by the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) and conducted by leading medical professionals at the Institute of Health and Wellbeing and the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Glasgow, has...

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