Every horse, whether it be a pasture pet or Olympic athlete needs a complete, balanced diet to meet their nutritional requirements. A varied, balanced diet also results in a healthy microbiome in the hind gut of the horse, which can produce a number the building blocks horses need to be healthy - such as Volatile Fatty Acids, Vitamins, and Amino Acids.
As a horse owner, there’s nothing worse than seeing your horse in pain. Even worse, your horse can be in pain without you realising anything is wrong, meaning they live through each day quietly dealing with constant pain. Here are five warning signs that indicate your horse may be suffering pain in their gut, and need your help.
There are so many different types of hay and it can get confusing when you start to try figuring out which hay to use and why. Or which hay to avoid and why.
Digestive EQ and RP are both complete digestive supplements for horses, targeting the entire digestive tract, from the stomach to the hind gut. They are both scientifically formulated equine gut supplements, which were designed in collaboration with equine nutritionists and vets to support enhanced performance and overall health in horses. But they are not the same.
Learn about the gut-brain axis and how changes to a horse's microbiome can affect behaviour. Discover the many ways stress can affect horses in the course of daily life, how to limit the stresses your horse experiences, and how to protect its microbiome from change. You will be improving your horse’s health and reducing the likelihood of uncharacteristic and unsafe behaviour.
Confused about postbiotics and the role they play in your animals gut health? Join us as we examine the role of postbiotics in gut health, and explain how to identify the right gut health support for your animal. Prebiotics, Probiotics, Postbiotics -Learn the different benefits of these for dogs and horses.
New Zealand has been hit hard with several natural disasters including serious flooding, and the effects for horses have been truly devastating. We've created a list of feeding tips to help affected horses recover and thrive.
It's true. Not only are they in better condition, shinier, calmer, with better hooves, after putting my horses on Digestive EQ and Digestive VM supplements, I'm feeding them LESS and will save almost $2.5K every year.
Overweight horses are more prone to serious health issues, including potentially life-threatening problems such as laminitis. Excess weight also places increased pressure on your horse’s bones and joints. And if your horse is too fat, they are much more likely to suffer from heat stress in hot weather. So what can you do if your horse is getting a little rotund?
When feeding horses, reviewing our horses diet regularly can help prevent problems. It's good to check our horses diet with changes of season, workload or location, or if we see changes our horse like behaviour, topline and condition, hooves or dull coats. Here are 3 times to check your horses diet and the reasons why it's important.
Most horse owners are aware that selenium can be toxic to horses, but also it is an essential trace mineral for horses in New Zealand where the soil is often low in selenium. We ask our expert to explain how to manage your horses selenium.
In New Zealand we love our Thoroughbreds! We've had so many beautiful Thoroughbreds bred here - from legendary racehorses like Phar Lap, Sunline an...