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Heat Stress in Horses

Monday, December 17th, 2018
With the temperatures soaring well past 30 degrees, it is important to keep the safety of our horses in mind. The heat and humidity can be a deadly combination and affect our horse’s health and performance if not manag
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Mosquito Prevention for Horses

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
Mosquito numbers in Australia have been on the rise this year, meaning these annoying pests are going to be around a lot more. Not only do they cause an irritating bite, mosquitoes can also carry a number of serious dise
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How can horses help people?

Monday, December 10th, 2018
When thinking of horses helping humans, we tend to get side tracked thinking about farm work, horse and cart or even horse related sports. However, there are numerous health and wellbeing benefits that humans can gain fr
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What do you Feed your Horse?

Friday, December 7th, 2018
Horses have evolved to eat a very high fibre diet, therefore this should be the main portion of their feeding. This means they require slow feeding, which is forage that takes an extended time to collect and chew over ma
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Caring for Horses in Hot Weather

Monday, December 3rd, 2018
Summer is a great time to spend outside and in the paddocks with our beloved horses. The extended daylight allows for more rides; however, this summer heat can be dangerous for your horse and can lead to dehydration, let
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Preparing for Horses during Bushfire Season

Monday, November 26th, 2018
Bushfires are common throughout Australia. With high temperatures and dry summers come conditions of high fire danger. People put themselves at risk trying to save their pets and livestock at the last minute when under t
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Do Horses get Hay Fever?

Monday, November 19th, 2018
During the Spring and Summer times, many people will suffer from hay fever – making their eyes itch, noses run, and generally knock the energy out of them. Although it is somewhat different, horses are able to contract
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Equine Health in Spring

Monday, November 12th, 2018
As the weather changes, so does the body and the way it deals with the environment around us. This is the same for all animals, especially when it comes to spring and the weather starts to warm up. Petplan will take you
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How Do Horses Sleep?

Monday, August 20th, 2018
Give me a big bed full of cushions and blankets, a dark room and no noise and I’ll sleep like a baby. But we can’t say the same for horses. That’s far from what they want. A horse’s wild nature means that they s
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Dealing with Head Shy Horses

Sunday, August 5th, 2018
Head shyness in a horse is a common issue that can be debilitating to everyday tasks. Saddling up and grooming your horse can become time consuming, if not impossible. However, head shyness is an issue which can be resol