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Fibre Digestion

Monday, February 12th, 2018
Horses have a one-dimensional stomach which allows them to mainly feed on fibrous vegetation or plant material. This means that fibrous plants such as grasses should make up the largest portion of their diets. Their uniq
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Focus on first aid: Weight management

Monday, February 5th, 2018
As with humans, when it comes to horses, maintaining a healthy weight is key to overall wellbeing. Being over or underweight can cause a whole range of problems from issues with your horse’s hooves to problems with the
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Horse grooming

Thursday, January 11th, 2018
Grooming your horse should be an activity that is enjoyable for both you and your horse. Daily grooming gives you a chance to bond with the horse while monitoring any changes, injuries and infections. It is advisable to
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Lower limb lameness

Thursday, November 30th, 2017
The lower limb of a horse is a fragile structure that is constantly busy and is put under a lot of stress! As a result, it can be prone to many conditions. Common conditions Tendon problems:  Tendons are the structures
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Horse hair whorls

Thursday, September 7th, 2017
Most people will be familiar with a cowlick – the part in someone’s hair that no matter what you do to it, it won’t do what it’s told and will often go against the natural flow of your hair. Horses have very simi
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Focus on colic

Thursday, August 31st, 2017
Colic in horses is a fairly common illness that relates to the horses digestive system. It relates to severe abdominal pain that is characterised by pawing, rolling and restlessness.  Colic can come in a number of forms
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Equine first aid and what you need

Thursday, August 24th, 2017
Horses tend to find themselves in troublesome situations more often than not, which is why it is imperative to have an equine first aid kit on hand. This reduces the risk of further injury and allows you to act quickly i
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Why was my claim denied?

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
We understand that to new policy holders, it may take a while to get your head around absolutely everything that we do and don’t cover. This is why our experienced customer service team take the time to talk you throug
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Laminitis in horses

Thursday, August 17th, 2017
Laminitis can be a common ailment in horses as it is the inflammation of the laminae of the foot – which is the soft tissue structures that attach the bone of the foot to the hoof wall. This disease causes severe pain
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Showing preparation

Friday, August 11th, 2017
If you regularly show your horse, you know it can be an exciting and stressful time for all involved. Instead of waiting right until the last minute to be prepared for the showing, Petplan have put together some handy ti