Month: March 2013

Laminitis…. not just a risk for fat ponies

Laminitis or founder is a disease of domestication, unfortunately laminitis can be a fatal condition of horses or ponies, but it is not necessarily a death sentence if the condition is picked up early.  Causes of laminitis may vary and we will discuss these, but what is most important about laminitis is that it is …

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How to prevent Bighead

After recent rains our Central Queensland Pastures are looking amazing, unfortunately that’s bad news for horses as fresh lush buffel grass is one of the worse situations for causing bighead in horses. These videos from Dr Jennifer Stewart, creator of the Calsorb block, offer a good overview of bighead and its related problems. For more information …

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