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Walnut

June 2018

Name: Walnut Bach Flower Essence Biological Name: Juglans regia

New Flu Vaccine Now Available for Horses

June 2018

While Australian and New Zealand horse owners aren't required to vaccinate for equine influenza, the devastation of this transmittable virus was felt on our shores in 2007. For horse owners where flu outbreaks are common and vaccination is necessary, the release of a new flu vaccine is a welcome breakthrough. 

How to Avoid Kissing Spines: Lessons from the Old Masters

March 2018

Adams’ 'Lameness in Horses' (1987)1 describes kissing spines as a condition of the vertebral column in horses caused by overlapping and/or impingement of the dorsal spinous processes (DSP) in the thoracic and/or lumbar vertebrae. 

Skin Deep

December 2017

As with all species, skin disease in horses is common. Whereas sometimes symptomatic treatment of the clinical signs results in a successful outcome, many cases are more complex. Good treatment outcomes rely on an accurate diagnosis, along with multifactorial treatment and/or management approach.  In this article, Veterinarian Dr Chris Heislers outlines the most common skin diseases affecting horses in Australia. 

Immunity: What is it and How Does it Work? Part 2

December 2017

Immunity - or the immune system - is something we often hear about, but have you ever wondered exactly what it is and how it works?  The immune system is a marvellously complex system that helps protect us and our horses from potentially harmful disease-causing pathogens (bacteria or viruses). The reason most of us are able to carry on our daily lives without being constantly sick is because our immune system runs smoothly in the background without much thought on our part. 

Immunity: What is it and How Does it Work?

November 2017

Immunity - or the immune system - is something we often hear about, but have you ever wondered exactly what it is and how it works?   The immune system is a marvellously complex system that helps protect us and our horses from potentially harmful disease-causing pathogens (bacteria or viruses). The reason most of us are able to carry on our daily lives without being constantly sick is because our immune system runs smoothly in the background without much thought on our part.  

Putting the Chill on Back Pain with Equi-Ice

September 2017

Your horse’s back is a highly developed structure that provides both range of motion and stability for your horse to excel in athletic performance and perform all functional movements. It is crucial the integrity of your horse’s back remains healthy and pain-free at all times. Any restriction or pain can impact not only your horse’s performance, but may also negatively affect your horse’s nature.

Joint Health: What’s All the Fuss About?

May 2017

We have all experienced joint-related pain in one form or another - this may have been due to a trauma or something that gradually develops over time.  Like us, our horses also experience joint-related pain.  However, unlike us, they can’t tell us exactly what is going on, so we need to gain a greater understanding about how joints work, what we can do to maintain them and what we should consider when things go wrong.  

Supporting Your Horse after the Rain

May 2017

With so many areas along the eastern seaboard, north western New South Wales and Queensland experiencing record rainfall, our horses need some special support. If their paddocks have been affected by flood waters, or if they are just saturated and muddy certain issues can arise. The amount of water and the length of time the water has covered the ground will influence what issues your horse may experience. Fortunately, a combination of the same herbs in different proportions can help most issues.

Horses Inside Out Tour 2017 Australian Tour Announced

May 2017

It's official! Gillian Higgins, the founder of Horses Inside Out, will be visiting Western Australia, New South Wales and Queensland in November, 2017.  1st & 2nd Nov: State Equestrian Centre, WA: Posture and Movement Clinic 

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