News (and other musings)
Sycamore – new test available for owners
There are sycamore seeds all over around us at the moment. We are removing any we find, and we’re feeding extra hay, but the possibility of Atypical Myopathy is still very worrying. The AM factfile from the RVS contains some really useful information, and it was also news to us about the test mentioned.
Why Eazigrazer helps prevent COPD
It’s well known that high level feeding from haynets can hinder correct respiratory function, but providing loose hay on the floor can mean more hay is trampled into bedding than is eaten. So is a low level hay manger the ideal solution? Not necessarily. Read why!
Wasp nest danger – please read
Poor horse. And owner. We get wasps in our wooden stables every year. If you see any wasps at all, take a minute to stand still and watch where they go. You will soon see if they are all heading in one direction.
Stabling during the heatwave?
Are you having to stable your horse during the day in this hot weather? We’d love a few more trees in our paddocks for shade, but unfortunately ours are having to make to do with being indoors to escape the heat and the flies.
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.