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Feeding horses during a drought

Feeding horses during a drought

Droughts are part of life for horse owners in Australia. Each drought brings its own set of difficulties. How well you survive drought will depend on the initial plan of action and the modifications undertaken to the strategy as the drought progresses. Planning and decision making, must be done as soon as you recognise the […]

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Feeding horses in winter

5 Practical Tips to Winterize your Horse

During cold weather, the horse requires additional energy to maintain its internal body temperature and keep warm. The exact amount of energy depends on the severity and extent of the cold period. When environmental temperatures (including wind chill) drop below 0°C (referred to as the critical temperature), significant amounts of energy are used by the horse […]

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know your horses vital signs

How important are electrolytes in my horse’s diet?

Horses depend on certain electrically charged minerals to maintain the balance and flow of vital body fluids, the transmission of nerve impulses, and the healthy function of the muscles and the circulatory system. These minerals are called electrolytes. Their positive and negative charges help to control the body’s pH (acid/base) balance and the transport of […]

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Heat stress in horses

Heat stress in horses

In Australia and in the tropics of Asia horses endure severe extremes in temperature and humidity. This can dramatically affect the horse’s health and performance if not managed correctly. High temperature, high humidity, lack of air movement, poor ventilation, dehydration and exposure to direct sunlight all increase the danger of serious heat and sun related […]

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