Colic

Pros and cons of feeding haylage

Haylage for Horses: An In-Depth Guide

Haylage is a specially prepared forage with a high dry matter content of over 40%, making it a preferred choice for horses as well as various farm livestock. Its production focuses on achieving a minimal dry matter content to ensure a lower reliance on fermentation for preservation, thus minimising the risk of Clostridia contamination.

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The Impact of Summer Rainfall on Horse Digestion: Understanding the Risks and Changes

The United Kingdom’s recent weather patterns, characterised by substantial rainfall followed by abundant sunshine, have led to a surge in grass growth. This rapid growth, while seemingly beneficial, has had unexpected consequences on the equine population, causing bloating and, in extreme cases, colic in horses. This article aims to shed light on the risks and changes to a horse’s digestion related to this accelerated grass growth.

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EquiNectar Review – Helping to restore wellness to a colic prone horse

We are delighted to share a lovely story from our customer, Diane Marshall: “I have a 10 year old ISH 17hh gelding Nelson who I bought as a rising 5 year old. For 3.5 years we had the best time – he is a phenomenal hunter and we also did a bit of low level

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EquiNectar Success Story: A Horse Owner’s Journey to Colic-Free Living

One of our customers, Rachel Shields, sent us this touching story: “Unfortunately we have the worst experience of gas colic. Our mare MiMi had gas colic several times leading up to March 2021 when she had a particularly bad episode which led to her being admitted to our local equine hospital. This wasn’t the first time she had been there and on the previous occasion she was monitored and then came home, but this time was different, from the tests and scans we were advised that if we didn’t operate she would need to be put to sleep.

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Why does eating grass make my horse irritable?

My name is Dr Rosemary Waring. I have spent my career as a toxicologist. I have a particular interest in digestion and the chemicals produced by the gut microbiome – when this complex mix of bacteria, viruses and fungi goes off-balance, a variety of toxic compounds are produced and these can lead to illness or poor functioning.

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