Laminitis

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What Causes Laminitis? Laminitis is a disorder that is associated with overfeeding sugar and starch or water-soluble carbohydrates, which causes inflammation of the laminae. It targets the lamellar (soft, connective tissue) that holds the hoof…

Gastric Ulcers

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What Causes Gastric Ulcers? Gastric ulcers, also known as Equine Gastric Ulceration Syndrome (EGUS), are where an area in the stomach lining erodes because of gastric acid. Horses and ponies are hindgut fermenters, and the…

Senior Horse

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Without doubt today horses and ponies are living longer and into a ripe old age with many looking fit and well into their 30s. Thanks to expert nutrition knowledge, advancements in the veterinary world and…

Cushing’s

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What Causes Cushing’s? Cushing’s disease (also known as Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction -PPID), is an endocrinopathic disorder (hormone dysfunction), mainly affecting older horses. A portion of the brain, the hypothalamus, loses its ability to inhibit…

Colic

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Colic can affect any horse or pony at any time and can range in severity from very mild to life threatening and causes abdominal pain. The condition can be categorised into four groups: A blockage…