Why are contracted heels an issue?

Contracted heels are problematic for several reasons: They can lead to atrophy of the internal structures of the hoof, which are necessary for support and correct functioning of the entire…

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Is your horse overweight?
Being overweight can cause your horse to have several physical problems

Is your horse overweight?

We would all like our horses to be at their ideal weight, particularly if we are competing. The fact that racehorses are handicapped by having lead weights added to their…

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Colostrum

Colostrum is produced by the mare and is the first milk she produces when she gives birth. She only produces this milk for up to 24 hours after giving birth.…

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Big open spaces

By Kim Dimevski, SA Horse Trails Growing up learning about horses in the typical stable yard environment can give one a fairly limited education. Within these fixed confines we often…

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AskHQ: Vettings

Q: What is the difference between a two-stage and a five-stage vetting? A: A two-stage vetting is limited to just a standing examination of the horse and a brief assessment…

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Ice Man stretch video 5

Watch this video of Camilla Lamb from the Lipizzaners showing us the fourth recommended stretch for your horses. Thank you to Ice man and the Lipizzaners for putting this series…

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The five freedoms

The five freedoms are a set of internationally recognised and commonly adopted animal welfare standards. They outline what we as animal owners or carers must provide for the animals in…

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AskHQ: Linseed oil

Q: Why is linseed oil the new thing to feed? Asked by Erin Booth A: Oils have been available on the equine market for years now, yet there is still…

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Five freedoms

The five freedoms are a set of internationally recognised and commonly adopted animal welfare standards. They outline what we as animal owners or carers must provide for the animals in…

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Equifarm Veterinary Clinic

Please tell us a bit about Equifarm Veterinary Clinic and the services you offer? Equifarm Veterinary Clinic is a new veterinary practice in Namibia, where we focus on providing compassionate…

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