Horses

Foal food for thought

The best time to start feeding a foal is two months before weaning. Once a foal has been weaned it is up to you to provide it with a good...

Facial paralysis

Facial paralysis is a fairly common ailment in horses. The paralysis of the facial nerve can be slight or very dramatic. If treated immediately it normally can be reversed

Treating windgalls

Around a joint or tendon is a capsule or sheath that produces synovial fluid, which acts as lubrication. If the capsule is damaged by percussion or overstretching, it produces extra...

Dealing with splints

A splint is a bony growth that forms on the inside edge of the splint bone between the splint bone and the cannon bone. It is the result of tearing...

Pulling up lame?

Lameness is probably the most common cause of concern amongst horse owners. There are many and varied reasons for a horse pulling up lame. Issue Date 16 March 2007

Lumps and bumps

The skin is the largest organ of body. It is very important to keep your horse's coat as clean as possible. Protect your horse's eyes from fly-borne infections with a...

Stop African horse sickness in its tracks

Issue date: 23 February 2007

Underestimate AHS at your peril

If sources in the local horse fraternity are to be believed, the official statistics of African horse ­sickness are just the tip of the iceberg, with the real death toll...

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Homeland consolidation: a forerunner of land reform?

Homeland consolidation: a forerunner of land reform?

Zimbini Coka, a junior lecturer at the University of the Free State’s Department of Agricultural Economics, visited areas that became part of the Ciskei homeland through consolidation in the 1970s...

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