Within these pages, you will find a wealth of information on a broad range of topics that our customers have asked us about. They are written by our equine experts and draw on a wealth of experience in this field.

If there are any topics you’d like to see dealt with in the future, please contact our equine experts.

Feed Balancers

Feed balancers are a relatively new concept in feeding horses. A balancer is a low-intake, concentrated source of essential protein, vitamins, and minerals, which is designed for all classes of horses when additional calories are not required.

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Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS)

Every horse owner appreciates the delicate nature of the horse’s gut. Gastric ulceration is a widespread condition which unfortunately seems to affect mainly adult horses in high performance work.

Recent studies have indicated that over 93% of racehorses and 63% of competition horses are affected. However, only 50% of those presenting with gastric ulceration may actually show clinical signs.

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All Tied Up?

Exertional rhabdomyolysis (ER), also known as azotoria, tying-up or set fast, is a process whereby the striated muscles, which connect to the bone and allow movement, suffer breakdown following exercise. Incidences of tying-up can range from mild muscular stiffness to the muscles becoming locked and the horse unable to move.

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