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Blog & Laminitis information

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Feeding the ‘Good Doer’ image

For all the horse owners that have ponies or miniatures that you struggle to keep the weight off then this information is for you. With over 22 + years’ experience in owning and breeding show quality miniature ponies & horses and Welsh cobs I have learnt so much about weight management. Along with my Equine Nutrition qualifications, pasture management and focus on natural diets I would love to share my knowledge, so you do not need to spend years battling with weight control with your ponies. Firstly, you need to look at what you are feeding now and work out…


Feeding senior horses a natural balanced diet image

When looking at your senior horses diet there is a few things to check & rule out first. – Dental care – Worm burden – Pain issues (bodywork) – Environment (companion or availability of feed/pastures, low stress) – Health (Cushing’s disease or arthritis are common in horses over 18 years old & can affect younger horses as well – seek veterinary advice on diagnosing these conditions). – Regular feeding 2 (to 4) x a day depending on situation. Ad-lib hay or grass 24/7. Guide is 2% of your horses body weight per day (10kg for a 500kg horse). If you…


Laminitis and Founder – recognising symptoms and what to do image

One of the major concerns for horse owners, especially in Springtime, is laminitis and founder. If you can recognise the early signs and address the condition as quickly as possible, all the better for your horse. As an animal homeopath this is the most common ailment I successfully address for clients horses on a daily basis. Laminitis and founder are extremely painful conditions. If not addressed promptly, laminitis can result in rotation of the third phalanx (coffin bone) through the sole of the hoof. Inflammation occurs in the sensitive laminae in the horse’s hooves, restricting circulation in the hoof. Separation…


Feeding and Exercising a Horse with Laminitis image

Getting your horse or pony’s diet right with a case of laminitis is an essential part of their care and recovery. Here’s what you should be feeding: Grass or pasture hay – preferably older hay (low sugar – no clover or rye) that is not mouldy Wheaten chaff (small amount of Lucerne chaff or oaten chaff- for flavour), with no grain Copra meal (coconut) – soaked in warm water Minerals or mineral lick, but with no molasses Add dose of Belinda’s Custom Loose Lick for your area Vitamin C powder can also be added as a valuable supplement Suitable herbs,…


Natural Remedies and Care for a Horse with Laminitis or Founder image

Nelly recovering well after homeopathic remedies, farrier work and WS Loose Lick supplement. Nelly Before Homeopathic care – on vet drugs What you can do for your horse? There are a number of measures you can take and natural forms of care on offer for a horse or pony with laminitis. Laminitis can be effectively resolved and/or prevented with homeopathic remedies, as prescribed by an Animal Homeopath. Call me to get your consult form today! It is important to ensure you have your horse’s teeth checked by a qualified equine dentist on…

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