Equine Nutrition

Chances are if you have ever discussed feeding your horses with me you would have had to answer a few questions such as, “What kind of feed do you use and how much of it do you feed?”  Usually I get an answer that goes...

Bighead or more accurately, Nutritional Secondary Hyperparathyroidism is a condition that develops as a result of a calcium imbalance within the horse’s diet.  During periods of calcium shortage, horses will mobilise calcium and phosphorus from their bones to keep blood calcium levels normal.  When this...

  Feeding horses that suffer from laminitis is an issue faced by increasing numbers of horse owners all over Australia.  There are so many conflicting “do’s and don’ts” out there that it can give you a major headache just thinking about it!  Having said this, here...

If you have read the previous blogs Laminitis and Founder In Horses, What Are the Most Common Signs Of Laminitis and What Causes Laminitis and you are concerned that your horse may be at risk then look into it straight away.  If you suspect that your...

Now that we have an understanding of “what is laminitis and founder in horses” and “what are the most common signs of laminitis”, it’s time to talk about possible causes of this painful disease. A definitive cause of laminitis and the exact mechanisms by which the...