Are you feeding the right supplement for bighead?

In this 13 minute video Dr Shannon Lee talks with Dr Jennifer Stewart about “Big Head” – Nutritional Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (NSH) – in horses. Dr Stewart explains: That “bighead” is only the end stage of the disease! Your horse can have soft weak bones without you even knowing. What causes this disease. Learn to recognize the …

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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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Bighead in Central Queensland

  You may be well aware that ‘bighead’ is a preventable and treatable condition common in paddock horses in Central highlands district.  However this past wet season over Christmas 2010 and January 2011 has resulted in an above normal amount of available Buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris ).  Subsequently this means that you are likely to experience ‘Bighead’ …

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