Horsezone News

Heat Stress in Horses: A Life-Threatening Situation

Published on 15.11.2016
Hot weather can have devastating effects on horses, especially when increased temperatures are coupled with high humidity. It is important to appreciate the potential for serious problems associated with horses over-heating during exercise and in hot, humid conditions. ...

 

This Spring, put your horse’s best hoof forward!

Published on 22.09.2016
Spring might be the best time of the year, but if you have horses that are prone to developing laminitis, this season may be the beginning of serious health problems. ...

 

Improve your horse's performance with Curcu-eze

Published on 26.08.2016
Whether you are riding your horse once a week or training for high level competition, joint, muscle inflammation, and stiffness may flare up at any time and continue to be an ongoing issue. ...

 

Heart Disease in Horses

Published on 18.04.2016
The horse has an extraordinary heart, capable of pumping 30 to 40 litres per minute at rest and up to 250 litres per minute around the body during peak exercise. However, like all things, this magnificent piece of engineering can fail. ...

 

Help for Proud Flesh

Published on 18.02.2016
Proud Flesh is the result of direct trauma to an area of the skin resulting in exuberant granulation of tissue formation to the point that the tissue protrudes from the wound with a tumour-like appearance. ...

 

Help for Summer Skin Ailments

Published on 02.02.2016
The skin consists of three layers (the epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis) and is the body’s first line of defence against disease causing agents (pathogens). The skin also has a role in sensory perception, excretion, and temperature regulation. ...

 

Treating & Preventing Gut Ulcers in Horses Naturally

Published on 21.01.2016
Modern methods of horse keeping and feeding is the reason why a significant proportion of the performance horse population suffers from gut ulceration. Until recently it was thought to be mainly confined to racehorses but now many equestrian horses are also falling victim to this debilitating condition. ...

 

Tendon Injury - A Case History

Published on 10.12.2015
Long time clients David & Katrina Faust from Proserpine in far north Qld contacted me for help with their young Quarter Horse gelding “Jaffa” in June last year. ...

 

What's That Bump?

Published on 11.11.2015
It is common to suddenly discover your horse has one or more lumps or bumps somewhere on its body. In this article Dr Sarah Behan from from Equine Veterinary Dentistry explains some of the common skin conditions that may show up as lumps and bumps. ...

 

Laminitis - A New Perspective with Equine Herbalist Victoria Ferguson

Published on 28.10.2015
I was consulted by Marion Carrick in March this year for assistance with her pony Bek who was suffering from chronic laminitis As she was not far away I went to see them. Bek is finally recovered and as a result Marion is now a student in the School of Equine Herbal Medicine. ...

 

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