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Explaining Acupuncture

Explaining Acupuncture
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An acupuncturist talks about his experiences and gives some explanation on how acupuncture works with horses.

Feed Poisonings in Horses and the Dangers in Hays, Chaffs and Grain

Feed Poisonings in Horses and the Dangers in Hays,  Chaffs and Grain
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The most common causes of feed-related poisoning in horses are bacteria, moulds (which produce mycotoxins) and plants – the most common of these are the mycotoxins produced by moulds.

Beware The Caterpillar !!

Beware The Caterpillar !!
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Nothing is more devastating than going to the effort of getting your mare in foal , seeing that belly grow and then having your mare abort  with only a couple of months pregnancy to go.

Beating the Hoof Bugs

Beating the Hoof Bugs
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There can’t be many horse owners up the East coast of Australia who have not had to do battle at some point with seedy toe (white line disease) and thrush. Both conditions, caused by invasion of the hoof structure by bacteria or fungi, are rife in humid conditions

Sand Colic in Horses

Sand Colic in Horses
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Colic is one of the most feared digestive disorders in horses. There are many horse owners that experienced first-hand or know of a horse that suffered or even died of colic.

Windsucking

Windsucking
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One of the most frustrating things for an owner can be to have a horse who windsucks. Known variously as a habit, vice or stereotypy, windsucking is all the more problematic because there is no single remedial approach that works for all horses.

Treating Cancer in Horses with Cancer Weed (Euphorbia PEPLUS)

Treating Cancer in Horses with Cancer Weed (Euphorbia PEPLUS)
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The first person to tell me about the effectiveness of the white sap of Euphorbia peplus was my late father-in-law, the well known plant pathologist Professor Neville White.

Transfer Factor: Long-Awaited Next Step in Immunotherapy

Transfer Factor: Long-Awaited Next Step in Immunotherapy
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Immunotherapy was predicted to be one of the most rapidly expanding areas of medical science in this decade.

Strangles

Strangles
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Strangles, caused by the bacterium Streptococcus equi equi, is one of the most important horse diseases in NSW. It is a notifiable disease which means that if your horse has strangles you have a legal obligation to report it

Remedial Massage for Horses

Remedial Massage for Horses
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Whether a horse has a specific problem or requires loosening up with remedial massage techniques, the overall result can be quite dramatic in improving condition and performance.

Midge Spit is to Blame – Researching ‘the Itch’

Midge Spit is to Blame – Researching ‘the Itch’
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Dr Doug Wilson conducts research into the immunology of horses, with a special interest in Insect Bite Hypersensitivity (better known in this region as Queensland Itch).

Melanomas in Horses

Melanomas in Horses
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The word Melanoma strikes fear into most Australians, given the harsh UV conditions we live in and the potential fatal outcome in humans who are affected with melanoma. However melanomas in horses are quite different, as they are usually benign and are not even induced by UV rays from the sun!