Horses

Paint, pinto or piebald?

The old English terms for a white horse with black patches and a white horse with chestnut or b...

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Grow these plants to help get rid of summer bugs

As always, the warmer weather has brought a crop of pests. Kim Dyson provides a useful list of ...

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Watch out for eye infections

Eye infections and injuries should always be regarded as emergencies and treated accordingly. T...

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The right music for dressage

Many riders have been inspired to try the musical kur after watching the recent Olympics, says ...

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Dealing with summer sores

More correctly known as cutaneous habronemiasis or Draschia infestation, these lesions are most...

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Breeding soundness examination

When a visiting mare is introduced to your stud, it could bring in fatal diseases. Don’t take...

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Dealing with stifle injuries

The stifle joint is the key to weight bearing and movement of the hind leg, and damage can be d...

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Dealing with IR and laminitis

Laminitis and insulin resistance usually go hand in hand, and are two conditions that strike fe...

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A new horse in the paddock

It doesn’t take long for a newcomer to become an accepted member of the herd. Kim Dyson discu...

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Osteoarthritis in the fetlock

A horse’s fetlock acts as a shock absorber during movement. Over the years, small injuries ca...

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Joint problems to watch out for

Although swelling in a horse’s hock area does not necessarily lead to pain or lameness, it is...

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How to keep a pale horse clean

Washing pale horses can be a thankless task, as they like rolling in mud soon afterwards, says ...

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SA agriculture sector remains in recession

Recent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data points to a negative growth of a seasonally adjusted an...