Archive for the ‘Horse’ Category

 

Winter health problems for horses

Friday, April 6th, 2018
Horse safety in winter is our number one priority; however no matter how much time we put in to protecting our horses, there are a number of potential illnesses and problems that can arise. Petplan will take a look at 5

Retired racehorses turn to equestrian

Thursday, March 29th, 2018
While many horses have an illustrious career as a race-horse, there are a few that change their career path after retirement.  With thousands of horses retiring each year from racing, while some are put out to pasture o

Fibre Digestion

Thursday, March 29th, 2018
Horses have a one-dimensional stomach which allows them to mainly feed on fibrous vegetation or plant material. This means that fibrous plants such as grasses should make up the largest portion of their diets. Their uniq

Heat stress in horses

Thursday, March 15th, 2018
With the temperatures soaring well past 30 degrees, it is important to keep the safety of our horses in mind. The heat and humidity can be a deadly combination and affect our horse’s health and performance if not manag

Focus on first aid: Weight management

Thursday, March 1st, 2018
As with humans, when it comes to horses, maintaining a healthy weight is key to overall wellbeing. Being over or underweight can cause a whole range of problems from issues with your horse’s hooves to problems with the

Preventing grey horses from getting melanomas

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
As most horse owners are aware, grey horses are more prone to developing melanomas as they have more pigmented skin, and melanoma tumours arise from a mutation in the cells that make up the pigmented skin. Many reports

Road rules for horse riders

Thursday, February 15th, 2018
As a horse owner, sometimes it is a must to walk our horses on roads in order for them to get exercise or to take them to a new area. However, do you really know the road rules when it comes to riders and what you must f

Horseback riding safety

Thursday, January 18th, 2018
Horseback riding is refreshing, invigorating and fun, but all this excitement comes with risks. Riding your horse is also scary and dangerous to a certain extent. It involves speed, strength and the unpredictable nature