Shivers and Stringhalt – Involuntary Leg Movements of the Horse

What is Equine Shivers? This is a neurological condition in a horse symptomised by a horse holding up a hind leg which trembles (hence the name Shivers) and often developing to an exaggerated extension backwards of the hind leg when the horse is asked to back up. In extreme cases a horse will stand with […]

Vitamin B1 – Thiamine. What – Why – How

What is Thiamine -B1 to a Horse? Thiamine is a water-soluble vitamin and one of the group of B complex vitamins, it is also called vitamin B1. The horse can synthesise some B1 in the hindgut, it also needs to source mainly from fresh green pasture and rice bran. In many instances this fresh pasture […]

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