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  • Equine Travel Sickness
    20th March 2014
      Travel Sickness For most horses, transport is a common occurrence in their lives, but many owners are unaware how shipping can profoundly affect their horses' health. Horses that travel long distances are particularly susceptible to developing pleuropneumonia, commonly referred to as travel sickness. A respiratory infection that affects the lungs and pleural (chest) cavity in horses, travel sickness quickly ... Read more
  • Safety for Horses and Riders in Eventing
    10th September 2008
    Safety for Horses and Riders in Eventing - The SHARE Database by Denzil O'Brien and Dr Raymond Cripps March 2008 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation Publication No 08/027 Background During 1999 and 2000, a marked increase in the number of rider deaths associated with the sport of eventing both in Australia and overseas focused attention on rider safety. There had not previously been ... Read more
  • Travel Sickness
    10th May 2006
    Travel Sickness For most horses, transport is a common occurrence in their lives, but many owners are unaware how shipping can profoundly affect their horses’ health. Horses that travel long distances are particularly susceptible to developing pleuropneumonia, commonly referred to as travel sickness. A respiratory infection that affects the lungs and pleural (chest) cavity in horses, travel sickness quickly ... Read more
  • TOP 10 HORSE CARE TIPS
    6th January 2006
    TOP 10 HORSE CARE TIPS 1. Worming It’s been estimated that regular worming has been the most significant advance in horse care over the past 100 years, responsible for increased horse life span… making it number 1 on our list!  Horses should be wormed regularly, combined with good pasture management such as regularly picked up manure.  Remember to ... Read more
  • Safety Around Horses
    4th July 2005
      By Carolyn Jarman There is no such thing (in my opinion) as a foolproof horse.I have taught riding and handling of horses most of my life and there will always be an element of doubt.  Some horses can be trusted completely but the human element cannot.  Take for example an Arabian gelding that I hand reared ... Read more