Sectors - Horses
Farmers Weekly
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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Competitive horse riders beware of buscopan!

Buscopan is effective for treating colic. But take care: the main ingredient is on the list of banned substances for competitions, warns Dr Mac.
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How to tell if a horse has recovered from a back injury

Many horses that fail to return to their original work after a back injury simply haven’t been given enough time to recover, says Kim Dyson.
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Groundwork for horses

The amount of training a horse needs before a rider climbs on its back differs according to the discipline you choose, says Dr Mac.
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Don’t let your horse suffer from osteochondritis dissecans

Unfortunately, the developmental disease osteochondritis dissecans is quite common and can cause your horse severe discomfort.
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Taking a horse through water

Our dry climate means that young horses often are not used to crossing streams and even large puddles, but with a little patience you can show them how.
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Keep this deadly virus at bay

Transmitted by mosquitoes, the West Nile virus can prove fatal to unvaccinated horses.
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Protecting horses against leopards

Preventing predation by leopards is complicated because they are a protected species. Moreover, they might not be the true culprit, warns Dr Mac.
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How serious are those warts on a horse's muzzle?

Just how serious are those small warts often seen on the muzzles of young horses? Dr Mac sets your mind at rest.
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All about the leg wrap

Leg wraps will protect your horse, especially while travelling, but if not applied properly they can do damage. Learn how to do them properly.
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