February 12, 2020

Down the bottom of the stomach is the body and the pyloric region. This is where a lot of what’s commonly referred to as the digestive juices are retained. These are the acids and enzymes designed to start breaking down the food chemically. The pH in that area is about...

February 12, 2020

Looking at the equine digestive system in its completeness, we are faced with some unique factors that we need to take into consideration, when choosing the right feed for the horse...

Ovulation cannot be predicted only by oestrus symptoms. Accordingly, oestrus does not guarantee ovulation. The most common technique used to detect ovulation is rectal palpation combined with ultrasound scanning. These two are the ‘gold standard’ for a reproductive ve...

Ovulation occurs usually 24-48 hours before the end of oestrus, but the precise detection of the ovulation is challenging without an ultrasound scanner or a sensitive hand, well-trained in palpation. The precise detection of the ovulation is the critical point of the c...

Part 2: Overall physical condition and Nutrition are the things, that the breeder can assess as a starting point on the way to successful reproduction.

The equine species has relatively poor fertility compared to other livestock species. Seasonality of reproduction, a long gestation period and above all, human interference in the physiology, may reduce the effectiveness of getting the mare in foal.

April 26, 2019

Tired of getting questionable and confusing advice on how to feed you horse? Do you really need to include all those additives?

Why not take our easy to follow, introductory equine nutrition course - Understanding Basic Horse Nutrition and Feeding for Health, to gain a...

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