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Horse Nose Feed Bag

Horse Nose Feed Bag

Have you ever tried using a nose bag or feed bag on your horse? There are some great reasons to do so. Read this article to find out what exactly the benefits are of using nose bag or feed bag on your horse!

Foaling & The New Born Foal

Foaling & The New Born Foal

The foaling season is an exciting time for any horse owner, but at the same time unexpected complications can arise and only with basic understanding of the normal foaling processes owners can minimise the risks to both the foal and the mare. Read this article for more information about the normal foaling procces.

Tetanus Fact Sheet

Tetanus effects most species and is potentially life threatening. Equines are at greater risk because they are prone to cuts, wounds and sole injuries. It is caused by a bacterial organism (Clostridium tetani) which is found in spore form in the soil. When it enters the body via a small puncture or wound the spores are activated and a toxin is released

Race Horses

There are 3 types of Horse Racing. Harness racing is a lot more fun for me as I have trained both types of horses and with the harness racer you don’t need a track work riders etc, as you can do it all yourself. Driving is great fun.

Considerations of Buying a Horse

Considerations of Buying a Horse

Owning a horse is a huge responsibility. It means hard work and dirty chores for a long time, and it also means quite a considerable expense. It is very important for a prospective horse owner to understand that the initial purchase of a horse is only the first step and many more costs will be involved.

Equine Body Work

Equine Body Work

Your horse can benefit from a massage or bodywork for several reasons. If he were an athlete his muscles would benefit from the same sports massage techniques used on humans to help with his performance and recovery after strenuous exercise.

Resident Equine Theraphist

Resident Equine Theraphist

Since working with horses Catherine’s articles appear regularly in magazines worldwide. She has self-publishing her book Horse Scents, and A Healthy Horse the Natural Way was commissioned by New Holland Publishers.

Foundering Horses

Founder is a common disease of small horses and especially ponies. It causes the horse to get sore feet, which can be mild, making them reluctant to walk to very severe causing the hooves to separate from the feet!

Strangles

Strangles

This respiratory disease, though rarely fatal, is highly contagious. It can be a serious problem where large groups of horses are in close proximity - Pony Club camps and weekend gymkhanas for example.

All About Miniature Horses

All About Miniature Horses

Today, the Miniature Horse is a versatile, well-respected and much loved equine breed. The Miniature Horse is a unique equine - a refined, well proportioned animal measuring under 34” at the last hair of the mane, available in any conceivable coat color, and displaying a gentle, kind nature.

Foaling

Foaling

Foals are born naïve of antibodies. Several factors can and do go wrong which leads to failure or partial failure of this ‘passive’ transfer of immunity, one of the most common predisposing factors to infectious disease

The Pet Directory Dog Article - Showing Your Miniature Horse

Showing Your Miniature Horse

Apart from loving your Miniature Horse to pieces and having a great companion animal and lawn mower to boot, you can join in the fun at a show with other Miniature Horse lovers!!!

The Pet Directory Dog Article - Laminitis

Laminitis

Laminitis is a common, painful and potentially disastrous condition of the horse’s foot whereby there is a severe inflammatory process in the sensitive laminae of the hoof. These laminae are ...

The Pet Directory Dog Article - Donkey

Donkey

This brief article cannot hope to cover all the things necessary for the basic care of your donkey. It would take several books to do that,and even then you would still need time to develop the skills that only experience can bring. We recommend joining the Donkey Society in order to receive the on-going information provided in our newsletter and magazine, and information about our Activity Days, Shows and ...

What Can You Do With Miniature Horse?

The question is more - So, What CAN'T you do with a miniature horse? Whilst miniature horses are ...

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HOSS GLOSS
For routine use as a shampoo and as an aid in the treatment of bacterial and fungal infections of the skin of horses and cattle.

OTOCLENS
Wounds: Apply liberally to clean the wound. Repeat application 2 to 3 times daily as necessary.

Ears: Routine cleaning: Instil liberally into the ear canal. Massage base of ear to loosen wax. Repeat as required.

Otitis Externa: Follow routine cleaning directions, repeating 1 to 3 times daily for several days or as directed by a veterinarian.

HOSS-AMIN-R
A palatable and well balanced source of essential vitamins, amino-acids, calcium, phosphorus and trace elements which increase the nutrient content of the feed. Promotes the growth of healthy, strong bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues and assists in preventing deficiencies of mineral, amino-acid and trace elements in all horses.

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