As the ‘horse meat scandal’ continues to develop, concern has been growing over the possible danger that bute (phenylbutazone) may impose on human health. In this article, we’ll be discussing what bute is and why it is used, as well as the risks that it may (or may not) carry.
With the recent deaths of 19 horses in Colorado, USA as a result of milkweed poisoning, we’ve going to take a look at the just how dangerous milkweed and the milkweed poison is to horses. Milkweed is most commonly found throughout the USA, so fortuantely for us here in the
This is an excerpt of an article we wrote for Equine Online: As horse owners, we are constantly doing our best to ensure our horses are living a healthy, happy life. Despite everything we do however, they always manage to find a way to get themselves in to trouble! When
Welcome to the second part of the Complete Guide to Poisoning in Horses. In this guide we’re walking you through some of the common (and uncommon) sources of toxins and poisons that can affect our horses. This section of the guide focuses on biological poisons, such as moulds, fungi and
Horses’ hooves can be put under a lot of pressure all year round. One particular time when they can suffer however is winter. During the winter months, nutrition can be much less… nutritious. This means horses can start to become deficient in key vitamins and minerals if their feed is