Itchy eyes, runny noses and just generally feeling run down – those of us who suffer from hayfever know the symptoms well. But it’s not just humans who suffer. Pollen allergies are very common in horses too, resulting in symptoms including coughing, head shaking, lethargy and poor performance, with the associated discomfort often leading to a lack of concentration and behavioural issues.
The use of turmeric as a natural supplement for horses and ponies is in increasing in popularity. But does feeding turmeric to horses work?
OK, so fly masks may not be the most flattering of products for your horse – the first time I turned my pony out in his, his field mates ran to the far end of the field to hide from the strange monster – but they really are invaluable for horses which are bothered by the flies. Continue reading
The weather seems to have taken a turn for the better this week, which is great for getting out and spending time with our pets, but remember you do need to take a little extra care as pets can struggle as the temperature rises. Continue reading