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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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How bergafat benefits horses

Fat is a superb source of energy without the harmful side-effects of other energy sources, says Kim Dyson. And the ideal form to feed it to your horse is bergafat – lecithinated palm fat.
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How to fit an exercise bandage on a horse

It is designed to protect, but can cause injury if applied incorrectly, says Dr Mac.
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Beware of the stripe-leg

Bites from the hyalomma tick can cause pain and lameness, says Dr Mac.
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Tackling rain scald in horses

This unsightly skin infection is not dangerous, but it should always be attended to. If ignored, it can give rise to a secondary infection that will complicate treatment. Kim Dyson explains.
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Dealing with laminitis

A crippling lameness, this condition can strike suddenly, and may prove deadly, warns Dr Mac.
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