Ballindenisk International 2014

Written by Sabrina Barnwell MVB MRCVS on 23 April 2014

Ballindenisk International 2014

Ireland really is one of the most beautiful countries in the world when the sun is shining! Ballindenisk was beautiful in the basking sunshine and it was warm enough for the humans and not too warm for the equines. We also had amazing facilities, good ground conditions and a top class international field.

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Sam Watson - Warming Up For The Season Ahead

Written by Sam Watson on 25 March 2014

Sam Watson - Warming Up For The Season Ahead

If I could summarise the past three months with a song I’d be going for something by Wet Wet Wet, or ‘Why does it always rain on me’ by Travis!! It’s been a difficult winter for any livestock owners, and the land is still feeling the effects, but...

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When Is this Weather Going To Stop

Written by Sabrina Barnwell MVB MRCVS on 28 February 2014

When Is this Weather Going To Stop

Well done to the competitors who braved the elements at Maryville Equestrian Centre for the final of the RED MILLS combined training league.

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Have Horse, Will Travel?

Written by Sabrina Barnwell MVB MRCVS on 29 January 2014

Have Horse, Will Travel?

For those of you based in Ireland you will realise that the current weather situation is not conducive to fair-weather riders like me! For the lucky ones who live in sunnier climes it is so miserable here at the moment that when I put Cob out for a buck yesterday he refused to go!

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Gastric Ulcers in Horses

Written by Nia O'Malley on 10 December 2013

Gastric Ulcers in Horses

Connolly’s RED MILLS and Foran Equine were exhibiting at the Irish Equine Veterinary Conference in the Glenroyal Hotel in Maynooth. Both Nia and Sallyann were there to answer queries in relation to feeding for particular conditions and illnesses, such as gastric ulceration, hind gut acidosis and tying up.

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Looking Good In Winter Months

Written by Catherine Rudenko on 19 November 2013

Looking Good In Winter Months

Wintertime is usually associated with plenty of mud, looking for your horse in the dark after work and wondering where did that nice shiny coat of hair go? If your horse looks a little dull in the wintertime it can be really helpful to add a little oil to their diet. Pasture naturally contains around 8% oil; this oil is naturally higher in omega-3 than omega-6 fatty acids. When pasture is limited and the nutritional value drops, a horse on dried forages and grains will often end up with a diet higher in omega-6 fatty acids.

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