A very sad story, but an important warning. Please fence off your Oak trees at this time of year We have LOTS of acorns this year, and because of the early autumn windy weather we are experiencing they seem to be dropping much earlier too. We know some of our horses have a taste for acorns, but we always fence off a wide area around the trees regardless. Clearing them up just doesn’t work, it’s impossible to know what your horse has eaten in between.
Acorn poisoning – please be vigilant!
Eazigrazer news (and other musings)
Time to cut down on the green stuff?
Anyone else’s ponies looking a bit tubby? It’s definitely time to cut on down the green stuff over here, but restricted grass doesn’t have to mean restricted grazing! Could our hay feeders make life a little more enjoyable for your pony and a bit easier for you this summer?
Would you spot the signs of Laminitis?
Some good advice here from Loch Leven Equine Practice. There’s a much higher chance of a good recovery if you spot the signs before obvious lameness shows up and react accordingly. Obviously even better would be to manage diet and lifestyle appropriately and avoid the problem altogether.
Watch out for those chilly nights!
Most of you with Laminitis prone ponies will be aware of the dangers when turning out on frosty grass, but did you know that if the temperature has dropped to below 6 degrees overnight that the same risk applies even when there isn’t a frost?