Sectors - Horses
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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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Teaching a horse to lift a foot

Your horse should lift all four feet willingly when asked, writes Dr Mac.
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Teaching the young horse to steer

Longlining is the next step after lunging when training a colt, says Dr Mac.
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A list of plants that are a danger to horses

Horses in the wild seem to know what to avoid, but domestication has dulled this instinct, says Kim Dyson.
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South Africa’s first mounted archery show

Remember those ‘Cowboy and Indian’ films where feather-clad braves galloped on handsome Appaloosa horses firing off arrows?
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