Caring for the laminitic horse or pony

Laminitis in horses
Laminitis is a painful condition involving inflammation of the laminae. In severe cases the laminae become inflamed all around the hoof resulting in uniform separation, when the limb is loaded the whole pedal bone then ‘sinks’ within the hoof. The prognosis following rotation is much worse; radiographs are useful to identify what had actually happened. Here Ed Lyall, BVetMed, CertEM (StudMed), MRCVS of the Sussex Equine Hospital explains more. Read more

Oliver Fletcher scoops Junior Individual Silver at European Showjumping Championships

Oliver Fletcher double silver at the Junior European Showjumping Championships
Oliver Fletcher enjoyed another successful day at the Children, Junior and Young Rider Championships in Fontainebleau, France when he scooped the Individual Silver medal on Sunday 15th July, adding to the Team Silver that was won just two days previously. Oliver was competing as part of the NAF Junior Team and today’s podium place rounded off five days of fantastic jumping. Read more

Why feed your horse a Balancer?

Balancers are concentrated pellets providing essential nutrients and high-quality protein that meet the horse’s requirements in a low-calorie format. Feeding a consistent amount of balancer allows you to increase or decrease the calories and fibre that you add, without having to alter the feed completely, depending on the horse’s condition and workload. Here we take a look at Dodson & Horrell’s new range of balancers. Read more