Spotting, Treating & Preventing Mud Fever


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Pastern dermatitis or mud fever is a common issue and one which is far from simple to address. It is the skin’s reaction to a number of different irritants and is caused by an infectious agent called dermatophilus congolensis. The troublesome infection can remain dormant for some time and then activate when the skin is […]

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Ryanair Boss to Remove Horses from Trainer Willie Mullins


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Ryanair Chief Executive Michael O’Leary is no stranger to controversy. But his contentious words and actions are usually related to his airline. This has an unfortunate reputation for poor customer service and somewhat less than clear pricing policies. On the other hand, O’Leary’s horses have been making headlines for the right reasons with Don Cossack […]

Friday, October 28th, 2016

What You Can Learn from Your Horse’s Urine


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You probably turn away or even walk away when you horse urinates but it could be useful to pay more attention! By monitoring your horse’s urine, you could be able to spot potential health issues early and so give your horse the best possible chance to recover from them. In order to know if something […]

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Fatalities Continue in the New Forest


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The ponies which graze in the New Forest are a wonderful sight for everyone who visits the area. They have been grazing in the region for thousands of years but unfortunately, whilst they have changed little, human lifestyles have altered considerably in that time. People now tend to travel in cars and vans rather than […]

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016