Caring for Your Senior Horse

2 Jan 2014 4:35 PM -

I was talking with a friend recently and they have decided to finally retire their old friend - 'Harold' the horse.

When she explained to me that he was about 32, my jaw dropped. I...

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Human Foods to Avoid for Dogs

11 Aug 2013 12:14 PM -

There are a number of human foods that you should avoid feeding to dogs as they can have an adverse effect on their health.

  • Alcohol: affects dogs in the same way it affects humans. High levels of alcohol consumption can cause...

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Information on Strangles in Horses

22 May 2013 2:32 PM -

Strangles, a highly contagious disease that has the potential to kill horses has broken out in the ACT and parts of southern New South Wales in May 2013. Strangles is a bacterial disease that causes nasal discharge and swelling of the lymph nod...

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New Requirements for Horse Owners

25 Jul 2012 8:06 PM -

From 1 September 2012, anyone who keeps horses in NSW will be required to obtain a Property Identification Code (PIC) for the land on which the horses are kept. Even if you only have one horse, you will still need a PIC.


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Selecting a Stallion

2 Jul 2012 7:15 PM -

The process of selecting a stallion to breed to is a long and complex one. You need to consider your breeding goal, fees and cost, mare care and facilities, guarantees, special offers and the breeding contract....

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HERDA - A Devastating Inherited Skin Defect

2 Jul 2012 7:10 PM -

HERDA is a painful but rare skin condition characterised in afflicted horses by skin lesions. It most often occurs along the back, particularly the saddle area and the neck but has also been known to show up on other parts of t...

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The Best Training Tool

17 Nov 2011 7:27 PM -

Laying horses down is an extremely useful tool for breaking and training any breed of horse. It is now one of the most useful training tools I use, and the benefits of it are amazing. I believe it puts me ahead with my breaking & tra...

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Equine Dentistry-The importance for your horse.

12 Oct 2011 1:15 PM -

From the horses first day of life, development in all aspects of their body takes off at a very fast rate. Teeth are no exception. Horses have baby teeth just as we do (Incisor or front teeth & molars or rear teeth).


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Hendra Virus-What this means for horse owners?

3 Oct 2011 2:50 PM -

In 1994 a Queensland horse trainer, his stablehand and most of his horses suddenly fell ill. They were subsequently tested and a new virus was determined. The name Hendra was used, after the Brisbane suburb it first occurred in.

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To Worm or not to Worm?

8 Sep 2011 3:36 PM - Worms

Your horses health depends on you. Ensure you make the right decisions.

Parasitic worms in horses generally live in the horse’s bowel, surrounded by food that passes through the horse’s digestive tract. The worms ofte...

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