Aloe vera – is it safe for horses?

By Hannah Botha, MSc Equine Science, Epol Nutrition Advisor Aloe vera is certainly not a new addition to the management of horses, and for many years it has been used…

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AskHQ: Dry skin

Q: My mare has dry skin and is constantly scratching. I've tried coconut oil, tea tree oil, and a cortisone injection from the vet but nothing seems to help. What…

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AskHQ: Ringworm

Want to know more about ringworm? Like the fact that it isn't actually caused by a worm but by a fungus? Then, check out this article on ringworm in our equine friends.

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AskHQ: Ringworm

Q: What is ringworm? Ringworm is, in fact, not caused by a worm, instead, by a fungus that infects the roots of hairs. The hairs of the horse will generally…

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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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AskHQ: Dehydration

Q: What are the signs of dehydration? A: Dehydration is a serious threat to your horse's well-being, as this loss of water also means the loss essential minerals such as…

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Mud fever

Mud fever, taxonomically known as pastern dermatitis, encompasses a whole range of diseases that cause irritations and dermatitis to the lower limbs of horses. It is frequently caused by a…

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