Fibre can change abnormal behaviour

By Hannah Botha, MSc Equine Nutriiton Stereotypic behaviours are actions that are repeated without any apparent or obvious purpose or function. These behaviours involve a need-related drive that develops if…

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Administering medication

When your vet gives medication to put in your horse’s feed, they are hoping that you will do the following: Mix it thoroughly with a feed that your horse enjoys;…

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AskHQ: Time to ride

Q: How long do you actually have to wait to ride after feeding your horse? Asked by May Clarke A: This depends on the type of feed, the amount and…

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Pridey’s lockdown lamentations Day 8

Oh readers! What a splendid day today has been! It was my mother's birthday, and due to lockdown conditions my very absent father could only buy her essential items -…

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AskHQ: Wave mouth

Q: What is a wave mouth in horses? A: A wave mouth is where the molar teeth do not align evenly in the horse's mouth. This creates gaps between the…

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AskHQ: Veterans

Q: I have a 19-year-old horse who I still ride daily, and occasionally compete. He is sound and in good condition, but I want to ensure that remains the case.…

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We as horse owners want our horses to be healthy, happy and taken care of - especially when it comes to nutrition and condition

Good grass: types of roughage

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]here are various roughage options available for the South African horse. The main options include lucerne hay, teff, Eragrostis curvula, Rhodes grass and oat hay. Roughage should be chosen to…

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