Horses

Training western pleasure horses

In South Africa, western pleasure is a discipline largely reserved for children. In the US, thi...

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Remedy for gastric ulcers

Ulcers are a common problem in horses. The good news is that they can be treated naturally and ...

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Dealing with horse allergies

The weather is beautiful at this time of the year. However, this is also when horses suffer mos...

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Beware of impaction colic

Drought-stricken pasture can produce drier intestinal contents that are more likely to get stuc...

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Help! My horse is choking

Choke in horses is caused by an obstruction of the oesophagus, not the windpipe, and urgent vet...

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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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Botswana faces fresh produce shortage

The shortage of a variety of fresh produce, much of it usually imported from South Africa, is du...