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TRACKED GRAZING AND HOOF BATH TIME....
HOOF CARE & TRIMMING -NAVIGATING HOOF CARE EDUCATION AND HELPING HORSES TO TRIM THEIR OWN HOOVES.
GARLIC, HORSES AND EQUINE ANEMIA:
RELATIONSHIPS ARE EVERYTHING TO HORSES:
KIKUYU GRASS AND WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR

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FEED SERIES-FOOD FOR THOUGHT FOR OUR EQUINE FRIENDS

TRACKED GRAZING AND HOOF BATH TIME....

showing some of our herd on their trackWe Track Graze all our horses, in order to balance their green grass intake. So we feed a little bit of grass but mostly hay as to reduce the high levels of sugars and starches found in most of our NZ grasses. Therefore we have an ad lib approach to hay, which is available 24/7 through our Natural Horse Slow Feed Haynets.

This Paddock Paradise/Species Appropriate approach has proved to be a marvellous tool for our herd of beloved waifs and strays, as most of them in our care came in as  rescue/rehab horses, who often have special needs, and Tracking has helped us to manage a wide variety of various horses, who otherwise would have had to be locked up.

GARLIC, HORSES AND EQUINE ANEMIA:

I discovered many years ago, through my research into plant toxicities in horses, that Garlic is one of the compounds that can cause serious health issues for our Equine friends, and is directly associated with a condition in horses called Heinz Body Anemia leading to Hemolytic Anemia.

Heinz Body is a condition that occurs when otherwise healthy red blood cells are covered with damaged hemoglobin cells that contain little “bubbles”. The damage is caused by a substance contained in the Garlic called thiosulfates.

ALL ABOUT HOOF ABSCESSES......

Firstly what is a hoof abscess.....
An abscess can be an extremely painful internal hoof infection for our horses, that can range from causing minor lameness to preventing a horse from any weight bearing on the affected leg at all.
Abscesses happen inside the inner workings of the hoof capsule, and often no sign of the abscess itself can be found externally, though a digital pulse can accompany the lameness at the rear of the hoof, and sometimes swelling will be present in the leg too. Abscesses are very common reasons for lameness in domestic horses, and most horses suffer from at least one abscess in their lives, if not more.

HORSE FEED SERIES-FOOD FOR THOUGHTS-PART 1

COPRA INFORMATION

Lets start by talking about COCONUT MEALS/SOMETIMES CALLED COPRA & COCONUT OILS: and please feel free to contribute your own experiences both good and bad regarding feeds ....

Copra ProductionCoconut meals have been used for centuries as a food source for it's high protein content, and digestible fibers for both people and animals, and when dried naturally and correctly can be a great food for all concerned. However not all sources are equal as with these associated risks below.....

AFLATOXINS