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Regu-mate for the moody mare – an owner’s guide

Altrenogest, also known as Regu-mate, is a synthetic hormone that suppresses heat-related behavioral signs (also known as oestrus). The oil can be applied directly to the mare’s mouth or mixed in with the mare’s feed. How Regu-mate works: As a mare enters heat, and prepares to breed, her levels increase. After a mare ovulates, her levels of oestrogen …

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Cresty Neck

Cresty Neck Could Signal Equine Metabolic Syndrome

Ponies and horses that are overweight often have fatty tissue deposits. A cresty neck is an animal whose fat pads form along the neck’s upper curve. Fat pads can indicate a variety of health issues, but they are often a sign of an animal’s diet and exercise. EQUINE METABOLIC SYSNDROME Equine Metabolic Syndrome is an endocrine condition …

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Head Nodding

Head Nodding

We identified in our last post that some horse behavior we may consider cute could have different connotations when viewed from the perspective of a herd animal. We will be looking at specific behaviors and how you can help. What not to do Don’t get mad. Don’t get even. Don’t lose your cool. These are only suggestions. However, it is …

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Echinacea

Echinacea; Boost Your Horse’s Immune System and Fight Infection

It is important to boost your horse’s immunity system during stressful situations such as travel, training, illness, or injury. It is as easy as adding an herb to their diet to boost their immunity. Echinacea is the best herb to support your horse’s immune system. What’s Echinacea? Echinacea, which is second only to garlic for immune-support, is …

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