Archive for the ‘Horse’ Category

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Horse Trail Riding Destinations

Monday, January 20th, 2020
Horse trail riding is becoming increasingly popular as the opportunities to explore some of the world’s most amazing destinations and sceneries are easily accessible on horseback. In saying this, our own backyard is on

Mosquito Prevention for Horses

Tuesday, December 24th, 2019
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

Heat Stress in Horses

Monday, December 16th, 2019
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

Caring for Horses in Hot Weather

Thursday, December 5th, 2019
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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Horses and the Bushfire Season

Monday, November 25th, 2019
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

Do Horses get Hay Fever?

Monday, November 11th, 2019
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

Worming Your Horse

Monday, October 28th, 2019
Worming your horse regularly should be of top priority as they are susceptible to a number of internal parasites – along with a number of species of worms. These worms can include strongyles, roundworms, tapeworms, pin
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Poisonous Plants to Horses

Thursday, October 17th, 2019
Sometimes when we let our horses out to pasture, it can be hard to eliminate all potentially fatal plants that can harm our horses once digested. Here at Petplan, we have created an easy to use infographic of some harmfu
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Correct Saddle Fitting

Monday, October 7th, 2019
Correct saddle fitting can make all the difference to both you and your horse when it comes to comfort and safety. An ill-fitting saddle could give your horse sores as well as make you uncomfortable as you ride. Although
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Understanding a Horses Body Language

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
Your horse’s body language can provide clues to his physical wellbeing. Petplan will take a look at some of the body signals and what they mean when trying to read what your horse is saying. Tail Low: this is a sign of