The NHRA (National Horse Racing Association) have issued an urgent warning regarding the use of products containing salicylic acid in/on horses that compete in competitions. A sudden drastic increase in the blood levels of horses that are tested for prohibited substances in various sports disciplines placed this ingredient/substance in the spotlight.
Travelling with horses by vehicle is often necessary when you are involved in the equestrian field. This can be particularly stressful for the animals but there are steps you can take to ensure the trip goes as smoothly as possible for both you and the horse.
Horses require special nutrients to maintain their overall health and ensure that they can perform to the best of their abilities. Horses should get the bulk of these nutrients from their feed but they often require supplements and nutritional tonics to ensure that they are in peak condition.
South Africa’s 2017 winter season has not been as cold as it usually is. What does this mean for your horses? In a nutshell, it means that equine diseases may be more likely to spread because the cold has not been severe enough to stunt illness-carrying insect populations as it’s meant to.
Wet and warm conditions lead to a flying-insect breeding-frenzy. So as the weather starts to warm up and rains are set to come, gear up for the invasion.