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Know your horse breed: Percheron

Percherons have become extremely popular in South Africa, not least because these gentle giants are easy to handle and still have some use on the farm, says Dr Mac.
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Make hay while the sun shines

The coming winter looks set to be hard. Horse owners should plan ahead to ensure they have enough food to take their horses through this difficult time, says Dr Mac.
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About gaited horses

‘Gait’ is the way a horse moves, but there are also breeds known as ‘gaited horses’, explains Dr Mac.
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All about fenugreek

Horses that compete in sports where big, strong muscles are needed will benefit from having this herb in their feed regularly, says Kim Dyson.
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New AHS vaccine schedule

The Directorate of Animal Health will now enforce vaccination between June and October in the Western Cape’s African horse sickness-free zone, reports Dr Mac.
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The horse passport explained

This legal document helps to simplify equestrian sport and ensure greater protection for horses, explains Dr Mac.
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Colostrum: it’s about quality and quantity

It is crucial that a foal gets enough good quality colostrum, and harvesting can be a practical solution, says Dr Mac.
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An additive for healthier intestines

Remove sand from the bowel and so prevent later problems, says Kim Dyson.
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Why colostrum is so important for a foal

The first fluid suckled by a foal significantly reduces the risk of disease, says Dr Mac.
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Moxidectin dewormer for horses - watch that dosage!

With its long residual effect, moxidectin dewormer is a useful treatment for encysted small strongyles and all stages of brown stomach worm in horses. But it can be toxic if the wrong dose is administered, warns Dr Mac.
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