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Winter grass advice

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Your Horse, 21 November 2013 10:32

Even though the days are shorter, your horse will still enjoy his turnout time, so understand, protect and get the best from your grazing with these winter grass facts   Is frosty grass dangerous? For a healthy horse, there’s no need to stop him grazing on frosty grass and there’s no evidence it causes colic or other health problems. However, ...

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Advice in the snow

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Your Horse, 21 January 2013 11:33

It may only happen a few times a year, but when the snow falls it can make even the smallest of tasks hard work. To help you keep the yard running smoothly and your horse safe and healthy, the Your Horse team put together some of their top tips: - Use Vaseline or hoof oil inside your horse's hooves to ...

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Feeding naturally

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Your Horse, 02 February 2012 09:52

Many equine vets see their fair share of colic cases in the winter months and recent studies have looked back over records to identify risk factors involved in colic cases. Horses fed a higher concentrate diet are much more likely to suffer colic than those on a forage-only diet such as hay. A high grain diet can cause gassy colic ...

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All about airways

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Your Horse, 06 January 2012 09:47

Coughs, colds and sneezes are common in the stable yard over winter. Stale stable air and bringing horses close together allows rapid spread of disease and resurgence of allergies.  There are numerous viral infections that cause respiratory disease in horses.  Equine influenza outbreaks still occur regularly in the UK so don’t assume it would never happen to your horse. It’s ...

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Winter Hooves

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Your Horse, 06 January 2012 09:36

Hooves take a hammering in winter time. First a prolonged wet spell softens the feet, then if followed by a cold snap, the hard rutty fields will cause bruising or even possibly ligament and tendon strain.  In winter most vets see at least two or three ‘pus-in-the-foot’ cases every week. A bruise under a soggy sole provides the perfect growing environment ...

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10 ways to save money in the winter

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Your Horse, 20 December 2010 16:41

There’s no escaping the fact that horses cost a small fortune to keep, but before you drown in an overdraft the size of an indoor school, follow our tips to help you trim your outgoings this winter and save your hardearned cash. 1. As the bulk of the UK experienced a dry start to the summer, many farmers failed to ...

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The role of nutrition

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Your Horse, 18 October 2010 09:39

When it comes to keeping contentment levels high and fizz levels low, it’s essential to remember that exercise and diet are two halves of the same equation. "Stabling 24/7 and irregular exercise due to poor weather over the winter months are likely to mean that your horse is much fresher next time you ride," says Dengie nutritionist Tracey Hammond. "Although ...

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The truths about cribbing

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Your Horse, 18 October 2010 09:35

Despite many horse owners’ belief to the contrary, researchers concluded in a new study that cribbing doesn’t appear to be a learned disorder although genetic predisposition appears to be a factor, especially among Thoroughbreds. Julia D Albright MA DVM, and her colleagues at Cornell University, surveyed horse owners about cribbing. Although 49% of owners thought cribbing was a learned behaviour, ...

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Behaviour Basics

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Your Horse, 18 October 2010 09:30

Equine behaviour consultant Dr Debbie Marsden, author of How Horses Learn (JA Allen £19.99) would agree that the daily discipline of handling and socialisation is as important as the exercise itself. "As far as managing your horse’s behaviour goes, I cannot stress how important it is to allow free association with other equines," she says. "This doesn’t just mean touching ...

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What kind of work and why?

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Your Horse, 18 October 2010 09:27

Dr Raf Freire, a lecturer in animal behaviour and welfare at Charles Sturt University, New South Wales, carried out a study involving 24 horses to assess the influence of exercise on their behaviour. They looked at how stabled horses behaved when they were given an hour’s exercise a day compared with no exercise. Four different exercise regimes were used – ...