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Maggots in a horse’s ears: prevention is easier than cure

Maggots in a horse’s ears: prevention is easier than cure

Flystrike can be just as problematic in horses as in sheep, says Dr Mac.
How to fix a ‘show sour’ horse

How to fix a ‘show sour’ horse

When a horse that has previously done well starts to misbehave at shows, you can be fairly certain that it’s nervous and needs habituation, says Dr Mac.
Use a curry comb to groom your horse

Use a curry comb to groom your horse

Get the sweat out of your horse, as well as dirt and loose hairs. Dr Mac shows how.
Does your horse suffer from thrush? Follow these guidelines

Does your horse suffer from thrush? Follow these guidelines

The frog acts as a shock absorber for the foot as it strikes the ground. If the frog is infected with thrush, your horse will be reluctant to walk and...
How much should a horse cost?

How much should a horse cost?

Breed, conformation and supply and demand are among the factors that affect the price of a horse, explains Dr Mac.
Make your own insect-repellent hanging garden in your stable

Make your own insect-repellent hanging garden in your stable

Hanging baskets will brighten up your stable yard and keep away flies, mosquitoes and other annoying pests, by Kim Dyson.
Reducing stress in broodmares

Reducing stress in broodmares

Owners of broodmares should ensure that their animals’ feed is optimal and the timing is right, says Dr Mac.
Multi-purpose Epsom salts

The many uses of Epsom salts

Magnesium sulphate has a wide range of medicinal uses for humans, from easing inflammation to acting as a laxative. And it’s no less useful on horses, says Kim Dyson.
A-well-fitting-western-saddle

How to fit a western saddle

An ill-fitting saddle can affect performance and even cause behavioural problems and back injuries in a horse. Follow these few simple techniques to ensure a good fit, says Dr Mac.
Cinnamon-the-fat-fighter

Cinnamon, the fat-fighter

Obesity and insulin resistance are common problems today. Cinnamon is a useful treatment, says Kim Dyson.
Strongyles-and-pinworms-in-horse-manure

Are worms troubling your horse?

Is your horse in poor condition, despite receiving good food? Worms could be the problem, says Dr Mac.
Dealing-with-equine-sarcoids

Dealing with equine sarcoids

A sarcoid can occur on any horse (or indeed, any equid) and can be troublesome if it grows in vulnerable areas prone to chafing or similar irritation. Kim Dyson explains.

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