Sectors - Horses
Farmers Weekly
Your horse also needs to see a dentist

At some point, we all need a dentist. Horses are no different, and a check-up every six months is essential, says Kim Dyson.
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Update on the CEM debate

Breed societies remain unhappy with the testing requirements for contagious equine metritis, despite these having been relaxed somewhat, says Dr Mac.
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The value of trotting poles

If you are willing to put in the time with trotting poles, you will be rewarded with better balance, more elegance and a generally superior riding experience, says Kim Dyson.
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Keeping your horse warm

Putting on a blanket in winter helps to maintain your horse in good condition, says Dr Mac.
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Starting an exercise programme for horses

Bringing a horse into work takes commitment and effort, as well as common sense, cautions Kim Dyson. Here she suggests an easy, practical exercise regimen.
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Coping with sickle hocks

Judges discriminate heavily against sickle hocks in the show ring, but how do they affect performance? Dr Mac provides some answers.
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A passion for Percherons

Outeniqua Moon Percheron stud farm near Mossel Bay boasts the largest Percheron ever bred in South Africa. The stud is renowned for its ethics as well as its success in breeding massive horses, because when it comes to Percherons, bigger is better, says Jay Ferreira.
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Fitting a saddle

Every horse should be equipped with its own saddle, and this should be checked twice a year to ensure that it still fits well, says Kim Dyson.
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Learn about cloned horses

Although still controversial, cloning geldings to make breeding stallions with the same DNA has become big business, says Dr Mac.
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Cost effective feed for your horse

It is possible to pay less to feed your horse without compromising its health, says Kim Dyson.
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