News (and other musings)
Is movement good or bad when you suspect Laminitis?
There’s a lot of conflicting advice out there regarding how to deal with acute Laminitis. This article clears up the confusion over whether movement is good or bad – definitely worth a read just in case you are ever unfortunate enough to be in this situation.
Does your horse suffer from respiratory issues?
Does your horse suffer from respiratory issues? Could the way you feed hay be making it worse? We take a look at the pros and cons of loose/manger feeding vs haynets vs Eazigrazer. Read on to find out more!
Free laboratory fees for PPID (Cushing’s) testing
From the 1st June until the end of October you can generate a voucher code from “Talk About Laminitis” to get your horse tested for free. Worth taking advantage of this if your horse has shown signs of Laminitis or if you have noticed symptoms of PPID (Equine Cushing’s disease).
‘Horses Inside Out’ are on a mission!
We came across an interesting discussion on facebook started by ‘Horses Inside Out’ and thought it worth sharing on here.
“We’re on a mission… Let’s get rid of high hay nets, high hay racks and high feed bowls for the good of the horse….”
With ‘Spring Fever’ comes the risk of Laminitis
Spring has finally sprung! But with that comes increased risk of the dreaded Laminitis. Do you need to restrict grass intake, but wish you didn’t have to restrict grazing and foraging behaviour?
Why simulate natural grazing? (video)
As a prey and flight animal, your horse is naturally programmed to react quickly and be ready to flee at any time. Large meals and a full stomach would hinder this survival technique, and so your horse has evolved to forage and graze small amounts on an almost continuous basis.