There is a misconception among many horse owners that oats shouldn’t be fed to horses because they are likely to make them ‘hot’ and ‘fizzy’. In most cases, this simply isn’t the case although there are always some exceptions. The BENEFITS of feeding OATS Oats are a very good source of quick-release energy (predominantly in the form […]

1. Eating roughage helps keep your horse warm Give your horse an ample supply of roughage in the form of digestible fibre like grassy hay. They will convert this into energy in the form of heat that will help them stay warmer. Long stem roughage is important instead of chaff as it promotes more salvia […]

Why Feed Electrolytes In Winter? How To Avoid Dehydration In Winter? How Electrolytes Prevent Colic? Why Sugar & Filler Free Electrolytes Are Better? Why Feed Electrolytes in Winter? Electrolytes are as essential in the cold of winter as they are in the heat of the summer. In the cooler months, a horse will cut back […]

Does Your Horse Bite?

May 25, 2020 by Bryan

Do food rewards lead to biting behaviour? Do food rewards always lead to biting behavour? How to stop a biting behaviour? Do food rewards lead to biting behaviour? Horses naturally use their mouths for exploring their environment and looking for attention. Whether biting is for play or aggression, in the herd environment, if the aggressive […]

Do Horses Need Chaff?

June 14, 2020 by Bryan

Why don’t you need to feed a horse chaff? What happens when you feed a horse chaff? Why is hay important for ulcers? Should chaff be included in a horse’s diet When formulating a healthy diet for your horse, should chaff be included? There are many aspects to consider, as horses are what we call […]

What is a maintenance horse diet? How can I ensure my horse gets a balanced diet? What Diet Is Simple, Balanced And Economical? What is a maintenance horse diet? A maintenance horse diet maintaining base nutrient levels when your horse is out of work. This is important for many body systems, especially the digestive and […]

Why feed oils to performance horses? Why Did Hall Of Fame Racehorse Trainer Tommy Smith Feed An Oil? Why Feeding Oil Gives Horses A Performance Advantage? Which Oil Is Best For Performance Horses? Why feed oils to performance horses? There are great advantages to feeding oils to performance horses. Feeding an Oil is a simple […]

Also in this article: How should you feed a horse in reduced workload? The uncertain times are continuing for horse owners as COVID-19 is affecting every aspect of our lives. There has been many upcoming horse events cancelled across Australia due to the current COVID-19 restrictions put in place by the Government. This has resulted […]

Can your horse get Coronavirus COVID-19? What is equine enteric coronavirus? What can we do to help prevent all viruses in horses? Can your horse get Coronavirus COVID-19? COVID-19 is a strain of the Coronavirus. COVID-19 stands for COrona VIrus Disease 2019. Coronaviruses include a large group of RNA viruses that cause respiratory and intestinal […]

What Are Mycotoxins?

May 5, 2020 by Bryan

What are Mycotoxins? How to Mycotoxins work? What are signs of mycotoxin poisoning in horses? How can mycotoxin poisoning be treated? What are Mycotoxins? Mycotoxins are toxins produced by moulds or fungi and are found most commonly in warm humid climates. They can be present in feed (grains), hay/pasture and the environment (bedding). Some moulds […]

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