Monday, 12 March 2018

New challenges for 2018

Many readers of Equine magazine enjoy the challenge of competing, not just in affiliated competitions, but in the encouraging shows and events run by riding clubs, pony clubs and experienced teams hosting unaffiliated fixtures in all of the major disciplines.

Most leisure riders enjoy more than one discipline and whilst Memberships may be required, they invariably represent excellent value for money and ensure that you’ll enjoy a well-run fixture that is lots of fun too. Here’s just a few ideas for the new season...

British Showjumping
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 Whether you’re a seasoned showjumper or an enthusiastic beginner, there’s no better time to take a look at what British Showjumping has to offer.
Pony Club offer
If you are a new member to British Showjumping or have been expired for three or more years and a member of the Pony Club, then this offer is for you. You and your pony can become British Showjumping National members from just £55 for the first year with a second year discount as well. Classes start from 70cm and in addition to a structured and safe environment for you to compete in with national championships to aim for, British Showjumping also offers Junior Academies which deliver comprehensive training programmes as well as an extensive list of UKCC Accredited coaches who can help you reach your goals.
‘Just for Schools’ Memberships
The ‘Just for Schools’ membership is an incredible opportunity for students to share their passion with their school and create lasting friendships with fellow riders.
Junior classes are enjoying
a new level of popularity

So how does it work? Well, Schools and Colleges can submit both teams (three to four riders) and individuals to compete against each other in the battle for league points with the aim of qualifying for the Championships Finals at the British Showjumping National Championships in August. Competitions are held across the country with class heights ranging from 70cm-1.10m, which sees all ages and abilities coming forward to represent their school and do their team proud. It is just £30 for the year per team for three or four members, these members can be interchanged throughout the year as well as compete as an individual.

For further information on which Membership type might be right for you, why not ring the British Showjumping Membership Team on 02476 698824 who will be happy to talk it through with you or visit

Native Ponies

Enthusiasm for Britain’s native breeds is at an all time high and their hardiness, combined with willingness to turn a hoof to almost any activity, their popularity is assured.
Native ponies are often ridde by smaller, lightweight adults
Ride or drive, jumping or showing, native breeds and their crosses perform well in many different competition disciplines.
Whilst many are ridden by children, smaller adults also enjoy ponies and with a growing number of prestigious shows, including the Native Pony Festival in Northumberland, you’ll find plenty of opportunities for fun with your native this season.
Each breed society has its own website; a quick search online will guide you to more information.

The Rise and Rise of RoR
Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) is British horseracing’s official Charity for the welfare of horses who have retired from racing. RoR raises funds from within racing to provide and maintain facilities for the care, retraining and re-homing of former racehorses and to promote awareness of the suitability of the retrained racehorse for other equine careers.
ROR showing classes, always popular and of a high standard
Working closely with the sport horse organisations and media, RoR promotes the adaptability of racehorses to other equestrian activities and has a well established programme of competition sponsorship. Classes include Showing, Eventing, Dressage, Showjumping and Polo, with Regional Leagues and other opportunities in Horseball, Endurance, Team Chasing, Riding Club and TREC!
In addition, RoR holds educational events across the country to help owners look after and train their former racehorses.
For more information, visit

Pony Club
If you think joining the Pony Club might be for you, well you can sample the whole Pony Club experience before you join…
Pony Club Eventing is a popular discipline and great fun!
All you need to do is contact your local Pony Club branch to arrange a ‘Taster Session’ and find out firsthand what it’s all about!
You’ll meet lots of other equestrians who share your passion for riding and all things pony. You can look forward making new friends and take part in horse and pony activities you may not have tried before. You’ll also develop your riding skills and learn to be responsible for the care and welfare of horses.
To find out more and to get details of your local Pony Club visit

British Riding Clubs
There are currently 34,000 members of British Riding Clubs, who enjoy access to training, competitions, qualifications and six Championships, plus classes at some of the biggest equestrian event in the UK.
There are classes for Riding Club
members at some of the biggest shows
in the UK
Membership fees for each local Riding Club are generally modest and open up many different opportunities, including dressage and dressage to music, show jumping, combined training, a challenge class that incorporates both show jumping and cross country, along with horse trials for teams and individuals!
Members of a British Riding Club are also eligible for many opportunities across a multitude of disciplines such as showing and endurance, as well as dressage, show jumping and cross country. Some of these opportunities set you up with the chance to compete at prestigious shows.
Be sure to have a look and see if there is anything that may suit you and your equine partner. You’ll find all you need to know at

British Dressage
If dressage is your next challenge, then British Dressage has a choice of different memberships depending on what you want to enjoy.
Many different membership options mean British Dressage
has something for everyone
Those who want to take part in Music classes, Team Quest or My Quest, the Associated Championships, Combined Training and ride in Preliminarsy Bronze and Gold sections  need to be a CLUB MEMBER, which is just £30 for the year.
-If you want to compete at Preliminasry Silver, Novice and above or ride in any Championship, you'll need to be a FULL MEMBER. Cost: £92 for new members by post, £87 online - or £87 if you'd like to join by Direct Debit. Want to spread your Full membership payments over the year? Not a problem, you can now join for just £8.50 a month!
Never been a member before and want to try six months before investing in a yearlong membership? At just £57, you can try out TRIAL MEMBERSHIP.
If you want to own a registered horse, become a judge or support British Dressage and receive a member package, you'll need to be a PREMIER CLUB MEMBER. Cost: £55 by post or £50 online.
If you want to use the long winter months to polish your dressage, there's a WINTER MEMBERSHIP which runs 1 October - 31 March. Cost: £52
If you're a supporter who wants to make the most of the website, read British Dressage magazine online and receive a regular newsletter, all for free, you can be an ASSOCIATE MEMBER. Cost: FREE!
Associate membership does not entitle any rider to compete, unless in conjunction with a British Dressage class ticket. If you wish to compete as an Associate member with a class ticket, you MUST complete a paper form and send to the office. Do not join online. To compete on a class ticket your horse also needs to be registered as an Associate.
Find out more online at

Coloured Horse & Pony Society CHAPS(UK)
If your equine friend is the right colours, then you’ll never be one of a kind as coloured horses are hugely popular across all the disciplines.
Traditional coloured horses are represented at many
County shows and produce an eyecatching spectacle
As the official coloured horse society, ,CHAPS(UK) offers CHAPS(UK) Championship Show qualifiers, CHAPS/BSPS Winter Restricted Qualifiers, CHAPS/ PUK Qualifiers, HOYS Qualifiers, Stallion and mare gradings, youngstock evaluations, the members’ magazine ‘World of Colour’ three times per year, a Junior Bursary, Regional Shows, Championship Show (with gala evenings and mad discos), Christmas Balland lots more. The society is also a DEFRA approved stud book and Passport Issuing Office.
Find out more online at

Monday, 29 January 2018

Cumbria hosts high profile Northern Stallion Showcase

The largest equine breeding event in the North, the Northern Stallion Showcase, is again set to attract around 40 top class breeding stallions for the fifth annual fixture, which this year reverts to a Saturday, taking place on April 7th. 

Welsh Section D Abergavenny Welsh Comet
presented by Glenwood Stud
Breeders of horses and ponies from across a wide region are expected to travel to Newton Rigg College Equestrian Centre for the 2018 Northern Stallion Showcase, supported once again by Baileys Horse Feeds, at which stallions with exceptional bloodlines will include representatives of Britain’s internationally renowned native breeds, in addition to athletic, internationally successful sport horses and ponies with proven performance records and outstanding progeny.
The 2017 entry included seven outstanding Connemara stallions, some of which had travelled from Ireland for the showcase.

Together these stallions offer a unique opportunity for everyone interested in the breeding of horses and ponies to view an impressive variety of potential sires from studs around the country ‘in the flesh’ and to discuss individual breeding plans for the 2018 season with the stallion owners and stud managers. Many of the stallions will be stabled on site and visitors to the Showcase will be able to view them in the stables during the lunchtime and other breaks in the day’s programme.

Confirming ongoing support for the event, Baileys Horse Feeds Marketing Manager Jane Buchan commented: “We’re delighted to continue with our support for the Northern Stallion Showcase and will be looking forward to seeing the stallions and meeting breeders. Events like this are invaluable to British breeders, giving them the chance to make informed choices for their mares, having seen and met the stallions themselves.”

Northern Stallion Showcase
Advance tickets to the Northern Stallion Showcase cost just £4.00 (with under-8s free) and include free parking and a programme. There will be trade stands and all-day catering.

Pam Harrison from the organising team confirmed: “There is a lot of enthusiasm and support for what is the biggest stallion showcase in the region, as it allows breeders to see and evaluate a large number of stallions without having to commit time for travelling to all the different studs around the country. There are plans to develop the event further this year, with additional temporary stabling to accommodate more stallions from further afield and the return to a Saturday date should enable more breeders to attend the Showcase this spring.”

For more information contact the Northern Stallion Showcase office on 01228 676935, visit or find the event on facebook and Twitter.

Friday, 26 January 2018

Snuggle Up - Winter's Still Around!

WOW, there are some stunning products out on the market this winter, all designed to keep you warm and cosy, from head to foot and from inside out. 
Equine's very spoiled panel members have thoroughly testes some supreme pieces of footwear, stunning items of outer wear and an array of snuggle-into clothing.

Here's just a taster of a few fabulous ideas - you'll find all 30 of them in the December issue of Equine. Order a copy from the secure online store at

Muck Boots – Women’s Pacy II Boots
The company says: Style and comfort go hand in hand with these all-condition riding boots. They are insulated with the company’s signature neoprene shaft, and feature a cosy fleece lining for extra warmth and comfort. The slim profile, heel spur and buckle detailing add style as well as function to these riding boots so you'll look stylish whatever the weather throws at you. Sizes: 3-9. RRP: £120.00
Our tester, Sally Burns, says: These boots are seriously fantastic. They have a thick sole and good grips have been great when traipsing through thick mud stayed secure on my feet.  The inside of the boots are very soft and comfortable and kept my feet warm, plus they are a good fit round your calves. I find myself wearing them around the yard most of the day and they have never felt heavy on my feet. When washed they’ve cleaned up well. 

Musto – Women’s Blair Gore-Tex® Boots
The company says: Engineered for a slimmer fit and tailored to the leg for added comfort and a rider-friendly design. Fully waterproof and breathable performance, plus the Musto outsole with OUTGRIP which delivers superior stability over mud and rocks. Overlaid panels, with rolled edging aid durability, prolonging the life of the boot. Styled gold stitching links the company’s Royal Warrants and antique brass trims together for a premium finish. Sizes: 4-8 (with half sizes). RRP: £350.00.
Our tester, Barbara Clarkson, says:  These boots are beautiful to look at and fabulous to wear.  They are very light weight, but well made from quality dark brown suede and have a little red flash on the sole which makes them just a little bit different.  They come into their own in wet weather as they are also warm and waterproof which has been extremely useful recently.  Despite coping well in inclement weather, the suede dries out well and brushes up like new. They are true to size and the foot shape is very supportive and fairly snug although now that I've been wearing them for several weeks the leather has given a little and is now more flexible despite the ruggedness of the tread on the soles. This is a great plus point as other similarly designed boots I have are much less comfortable. These boots are also long in the leg which is a bonus for a tall person like me. The only improvement to them would be to have a slimmer fit in the leg around the calf muscle as they are too generous there.  It's a shame because these particular boots are so very elegant otherwise.  That aside, they are my new favourite boots! 

Horseware – Rambo Original Long Turnout Boot
The company says: Versatile everyday yard boots made from tough, durable, ballistic green nylon with soft leather. Warm, waterproof lining. Hard wearing with extra grip sole. Front zip closure and button fastening. Sizes; 4(36) – 11(45). RRP: £129.95 - £134.95.
Our tester, Maria Phillips, says: These lovely boots are designed with country pursuits in mind. Fully waterproof, they are made from a combination of leather and waterproof fabric and can be used as a riding or walking boot. The inner fabric is suede so they kept my feet very toasty. The rubber sole has a good tread without being too bulky and the waterproof fabric around the ankle allowed flexibility. I particularly liked the front zip, similar to the design of many riding boots, as it helped pulling the boots on and off with ease and the zip cover at the top stopped the zip from catching. I cleaned the boots simply with a hose avoiding spraying the zip area. I found that they were slightly snug around the legs and would possibly be more suited to someone with a slim calf if an extra pair of socks is required. However, they are very smart, durable and very practical and for that reason I would suggest that, with Christmas in mind they would make a lovely present.

Zamberlan – Unisex Stivale Canada Zipped Boots
The company says: High boot in rubber doubled with neoprene laminated to rubber. Covered YKK zipper with thermo-sealed bellow. Rand and instep with knurled rubber for better foot protection. The double density rubber outsole, Sherwood Vibram, ensures stability, cushioning and great grip also on wet ground. Elastic back collar for easier stride. Sizes: 7 (40) – 14 (47). RRP: £165.00.
Our tester, John Collier, says: I’ve been like a pig in muck wearing these wellies. I can imagine Q issuing a pair to James Bond, suave and sophisticated, just the footwear for the casino. But seriously, these are warm, waterproof, amazingly good looking wellington boots, not out of place at Burghley or the local shoot. Smart enough to wear in church. Easy to get on and off with a zip gusset, very chunky zip, that is doable with gloves on. The boots are well shod with a Vibram sole, and there are elasticated gussets behind the knee for comfort. These really are the iPhone X of the wellie world I cannot recommend them highly enough. And they look a million dollars.

Horseware – Women’s Keela Base Layer
The company says: A practically fabulous, functional base layer ideal for multi-sport activities. Made using 95% polyester/5% spandex, antibacterial and wicking fabric.
Pewter or Berry. Sizes: XXS-XXL. RRP: £18.95.
Our tester, Terri Graham, says: Super, silky soft to wear and keeps you comfortable and warm without allowing moisture to build up. It is the most comfortable material to wear, no bulk or restrictive seams. Washes and dries well, keeps its shape. One of those go-to items of clothing that seems to fit the bill for when you’re outside, whether riding, teaching or just at a show. A definite addition to the winter wardrobe. 

Equisafety – Aspey Jacket
The company says: 100% waterproof, lightweight, breathable fabric with taped seams, which when combined with its high performance design, undoubtedly makes this jacket the best on the market. Exclusive pull down warning triangle, which fastens at the sides of the jacket, that can be rolled back into the collar when not needed. Inside zipped pocket and mobile phone pocket, 360° of reflection and fluorescent properties, strong two-way front zip and two large, hidden pockets. Fully washable on a 30° wash. NOTE: This jacket has been re-vamped and is now called the Inverno and fully reversible with black quilt interior. Orange, Yellow, Pink. Sizes: XS-XXXL. RRP: £99.99.
Our tester, Susan Lacey, says: I really love this jacket. It has a great shape about it and is nice and warm. Very practical to wear on the yard for general duties and of course, fantastic to ride out in making sure that you can clearly be seen with the bright colour and then the reflective strips. Plenty of pockets which are always handy. Size wise it is generous but that allows for layers should you need them. All-round this is a great jacket with the added peace of mind of the safety aspect.

SSG Gloves - 10 Below Winter Riding Glove
The company says: Engineered using the company’s digital fabric on the palm, combining feel and grip with breathability and durability. The new synthetic leather backing improves the waterproofing and flexibility. There is a Thinsulate lining and inside that, the SSG exclusive polar fleece, which in this updated glove is treated with ‘Thermal feelings’ material, ‘Wintersun’ which increases the glove warmth. These gloves are as good as gets offering four layers of warmth enough to combat the coldest weather whilst retaining the feel and control that every rider needs. Black. Sizes: 5-13. RRP: £39.99. For stockists visit:
Our tester, Ben Hobday, says: These really are amazing gloves. Over the past couple of months I don’t think there’s a day when I haven’t worn them. I’ve used them while riding, schooling, hunting and around the yard. They are thick enough to keep your hands warm, but not too thick that you can’t ride out in them and they’re waterproof. There is a stretch material that fits around the wrists which keeps the gloves in place and stops wind or dirt going down inside. One great feature is that they come with a stretchy-type string with a loop attached to the gloves that you put around your wrist. This is such a simple idea, but one of those that you wonder how you’ve managed without it. It means that if you have to take off a glove, or gloves, to use your phone, open a gate or sort tack the gloves stay in place and they don’t get lost. I have worn them in all weathers and they have been very durable. I will be buying more! 

Horseware – Woman’s Eve Padded Jacket
The company says: A flattering fit makes this on trend padded jacket fashionable and practical. Cosy lined zip pockets and inside zipped chest pockets. Water repellent ripstop fabric. Reflective crest. Two way zip. Berry or Pewter. Sizes: XXS-XXL. RRP: £57.95.
Our tester, Caroline Mosley, says: I took this jacket on holiday with me as it was packable enough to fit in a small rucksack when walking in Yosemite! I also used it when working in the yard and I have to say it’s very comfortable. I thought it was going to be too short for me when it first arrived (I have a long body) and I’m pleased to say it isn’t. The zip pockets are large enough to hold my iPhone 7 without it being a squeeze, and as well as the two outside pockets it had an internal pocket – also with zip closure so plenty of room to hold phones, gloves, polos etc. It was a good fit for me so I would say the size matches what it says.  It has a cotton lined neck collar which is nice as it doesn’t feel cold to touch. The polyester fill is toasty warm, and the outer layer is showerproof so very useful to have for autumn/winter.  This company, as always, makes really good products and this is ideal.

HKM Sports – Women’s Lauria Garrelli Scotland Quilted Jacket
The company says: Wonderfully styled and warm quilted jacket. Tailored fit, two front pockets and a hood. Light weight but highly insulted to give that extra warmth in the winter but not hand heavy. Great looking addition that will be a must this year. Other coordinate products available in the collection. Deep Blue or Deep Wine. Sizes: XS-XXL. RRP: £71.95.
Our tester, Caroline Powell, says: I have never tried any items from this range and when my jacket arrived I thought it was just going to be one of those garments that you wore for a while and then it went in to the 'pile' of jackets that accumulate over time....but not this one, I find myself drawn to it every time I go out the door. The jacket has a nylon/polyester outer with a cotton wool filling and it does make the jacket extremely light and comfortable to wear. Because it is breathable it makes the jacket the perfect layer for the chilly mornings and I find I still have it on the majority of the day. I love how the zip goes all the way around the cotton hood so every day you can adjust the snug seal around your neck no matter what you are wearing underneath. Very stylish with riding attire and the tailored fit of the jacket means it is chic enough to cross over to everyday life. It has survived the washer and dryer test and it still looks as smart as the day as it arrived.

This article first appeared in the December 2017 issue of Equine magazine. To subscribe to Equine, visit the secure online store at


Friday, 19 January 2018

Equine's Jan-Feb issue - have you read it yet?

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Inside this issue:-

Plan your 2018 season with advice on Nutrition, Training Tactics, Box Rest & Injury, Checking Your Saddle Fit, plus
cut-out-and-keep diary pages!

Vet Focus examines the nuisance of lice

The Big Test put first aid kit under the spotlight

Stable Fires - do you have a plan?

Competition News from all the disciplines, right around the region, including Liverpool International Horse Show.

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Worming for tapeworm - save wormers for when they are really needed

How do you know if your horse has a tapeworm burden that needs treating? 
Horse tapeworm burdens are usually ‘silent’ infections. You can’t tell by looking at a horse whether they have a burden and, it is not until tapeworm numbers are high enough to cause significant gut inflammation and blockages, that the horse will suffer either acute or low grade recurring colic symptoms.
The horse tapeworm, Anoplocephala perfoliata, predominantly attaches to the ileocaecal junction in the gut which is a narrow section between the small intestine and the caecum, so it is no surprise that large burdens can cause health problems.
Diagnosing tapeworm infections in horses has been difficult until recently, as tapeworms are not reliably detected by standard worm egg counts (WEC) due to the way in which they release eggs. However, saliva or blood antibody tests have been shown to be reliable and accurate*.

Why not just worm for tapeworm?
This is a common question as it is obviously easier to routinely worm horses. But it is increasingly important to avoid overuse of worming drugs. Horse worms are becoming resistant to several drugs used in this country which is a major problem because once resistance spreads, our drugs will no longer control worm infections and we will begin to see worm-related health problems emerging.
EquiSal® Tapeworm testing over the last 3 years has shown that only a quarter of horses in the UK required treatment. This is a big reduction in wormers being used to effectively control tapeworm burdens in horses. 

Saliva samples can be easily collected by horse owners using
the specially designed swab provided in the EquiSal® saliva
collection kit.
Research study recently published by Equine Veterinary Journal
A worm control programme using the EquiSal® Tapeworm saliva test has been proven to control tapeworm infections and reduce the use of tapeworm wormers at Bransby Horses, a horse welfare charity. The study reports the findings from 237 horses tested with EquiSal® Tapeworm over the course of a year2. Testing with EquiSal® Tapeworm reduced the use of tapeworm wormers by 86% compared to 6 monthly routine worming strategies.
The scientifically validated EquiSal® Tapeworm saliva test accurately diagnoses horses with a tapeworm infection, providing a low, borderline or moderate/high diagnosis and treatment is recommended for horses with a borderline or moderate/high result1. In this latest study, most horses diagnosed with a tapeworm infection in the first EquiSal® Tapeworm test reduced to low in the following two tests and 168 horses (71%) remained low throughout the study and didn’t require worming for tapeworm. Importantly, the number of horses with a tapeworm infection did not increase during the study period despite the reduced amount of wormer being administered to the herds –around 15% of horses needed worming at each testing. Only seven horses needed treatment after all three EquiSal® Tapeworm tests, suggesting that some horses are more susceptible to tapeworm infections.
The patterns of infection and reinfection seen during the study highlight how important it is to regularly test with EquiSal® Tapeworm. Testing every six months will identify horses with new infections and allow worming at an early stage. This approach limits the number of eggs contaminating paddocks and reduces exposure of other horses, as well as identifying horses which are more prone to infection. By incorporating EquiSal® Tapeworm testing into worming schedules, the frequency of tapeworm treatments are reduced which will, in turn, reduce the risk of tapeworm resistance in the future. 

The EquiSal® saliva test for tapeworm 
It is easy to integrate EquiSal® Tapeworm testing into worm control programmes – simply test every six months at a time when routine worming for tapeworm is considered. Saliva samples can be easily collected by horse owners using the specially designed swab provided in the EquiSal® saliva collection kit. Once the swab has collected enough saliva, as indicated by a colour change, the swab is placed in the preservative solution and returned to the EquiSal® testing laboratory using the freepost envelope. If a horse is diagnosed with a moderate/high burden a repeat test can be carried out 2-3 months after worming to determine if an additional treatment is required.

CASE STUDY. Jack’s story – carry out testing and only use wormers when they are really needed
Jack has been with his current owner for 13 years and in the past was routinely treated for tapeworm twice a year.
After Jack’s first EquiSal Tapeworm test in 2014, it came as a shock to his owner when he was diagnosed with a moderate/high infection.
Jack was wormed and 3 months later tested with EquiSal Tapeworm when he was again diagnosed with a moderate/high burden. He received a second worming dose and was tested after a further 3 months, using both the blood test and EquiSal Tapeworm. Both tests diagnosed a borderline result and Jack received another worming dose.
EquiSal Tapeworm has since diagnosed Jack with a low burden for the last 18 months.
Jack’s story suggests that he was likely to have been reinfected between his 6 monthly routine treatments, up until his first saliva test. The additional targeted treatment he received following his subsequent saliva tests ensured Jack’s tapeworm status was finally reduced to low. As well as testing/treating for tapeworm, Jack’s owner carried out good paddock maintenance, including regular poo picking and complete removal of muck from his grazing areas.
By continuing to routinely test with EquiSal® Tapeworm, Jack’s owner is now able to monitor for new infections and only use worming drugs when they are needed.
Interestingly, Jack has had a history of colic but since his low burden diagnosis, he has been well!

Correct paddock maintenance helps prevent reinfection
The horse tapeworm requires an additional host to complete its life cycle – the oribatid mite that lives on grassland. The mite ingests tapeworm eggs from dung piles and larvae grow within the mite until the horse eats the mite while grazing. It is important to carry out routine paddock management, such as regular muck clearance, where muck is completely removed from grazing and adjacent areas, as well as field rotation and resting where possible. Routinely clearing muck from grazing areas will significantly reduce infected mite levels on paddocks and help prevent reinfection after worming.

It is also important to restrict horses’ grazing while away from home, such as at show grounds. Lastly, ensure you know your horse’s accurate weight for correctly dosing wormers as under dosing can result in persistent burdens and continuous egg shedding.

Although it can be difficult to influence management practices outside of your own field to prevent infection, it is best practice for horses in adjacent paddocks to be following the same worm control programme.
Visit for more information on tapeworm in horses, to see a list of stockists or order a kit online.

Article by Dr Corrine Austin, scientist and director of Austin Davis Biologics

1 Lightbody KL et al. (2017) Equine Vet J. DOI: 10.1111/evj.12742
2 Lightbody, K. L. et al. (2016) Vet Clin Path, 45: 335–346

Friday, 8 December 2017

Equine's December issue - have you read it yet?

Inside this issue:-

Fibre Feeds & Balancers; how to plan your horse's diet
Riding Holidays; where to go and what to pack
Managing 'The Big Freeze'; water, feed, shelter, rugs, exercise, horseboxes & competitions
Winter clothing & footwear on test

Vet Focus on Equine Dentistry
Is Liver Fluke a risk to your horse?

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Friday, 17 November 2017

Equine's November issue - have you read it yet?

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