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Equimins Ltd Blog | Natural Horse Supplements, Supplies & Products Equimins specialises in producing natural horse supplies, products and supplements for the major areas associated with caring for a horse. All products are proudly made in the UK and excellent specification quality products are of paramount importance. Using this blog we want to share some of the knowledge we have gained through nearly 30 years of experience.

Archive | 2013

20 December 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Give hooves a helping hand

Hoof Mender 75

Sometimes hooves can need a little extra help and, when it comes to supporting hoof growth, we believe in helping from the inside. If you look at our Hoof section, you’ll see a number of supplements designed to help, but for hooves in need of maximum support, we have Hoof Mender 75. This supplement is [...]

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20 December 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Condition in the cold

If your horse could do with a little more condition this winter, don’t worry, we’re here to help! Horses can lose condition in the winter for many reasons. One can be if they become cold and use their ‘food’ to keep them warm rather than for weight. Another can be a reduction in food- as [...]

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20 December 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Herbs and herbal blends

Mint

At Equimins, we’re big fans of herbs. A look at our website and product range will show just how much we like them through the dried herbs, herbal liquid tinctures and other supplements containing herbs that we produce. In this blog, we’re highlighting a few herbal products that we do, and also a number of [...]

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20 December 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Activated Charcoal is now available from Equimins

Activated Charcoal

We’ve added a new product to our Digestion range- Activated Charcoal. Activated Charcoal can be used to help promote a calm digestive system in horses, as and when needed. It’s created from a vegetable form of carbon, made using ground coconut shells. ‘Activated Charcoal is a new addition to our range, but charcoal has been [...]

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20 December 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Powders, pellets or liquids? How do you choose?

Have you ever wondered why some supplements are available as a powder or a liquid and others as pellets? On the whole, this caters for the preferences of the horse and/or his owner, but there are some supplements that are available in different presentations for other reasons. Here’s a few examples from our range… Advance [...]

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27 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Herbal help for joints

At Equimins, we’re herb fans. We use them in our herbal tinctures, in our herbal blends, and in a number of other products too as we feel that they can help to support health. In this feature, we’re looking at our joint supplements…and the herbs that they contain. Flexijoint, our popular joint supplement, is available [...]

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27 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

What goes into a joint supplement?

We’re very keen on education at Equimins as we know our customers and want to provide them with all the information that they need to make an informed choice. We also know how confusing supplements can be. In this blog, we’re looking at what actually goes into a joint supplement – so, what kind of [...]

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27 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Lice, mites and ringworm

Lice & Mite Lotion

Lice, mites, ringworm- all of these strike fear into the heart of any horse owner…and it’s easy to see why. In this blog, we’re exploring what lice, mites and ringworm are and what we can do about them. Let’s start with lice. These little devils might be small (from 2mm), but they can cause itching [...]

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27 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Fabulous Flexijoint

We’re really proud of our Flexijoint range of supplements, all of which use high specification ingredients at high levels to help support healthy cartilage, strong joint structure and the quality of the synovial fluid. Why we do we make three? Well, they’re all a bit different… Flexijoint Cartilage Supplement contains chondroitin sulphate, glucosamine, MSM, ascorbic [...]

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27 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Introducing our new Respiratory Formula

Respiratory Formula

Equimins’ new Respiratory Formula is available now and is ideal for those who suffer with dust and pollen allergies. This powerful herbal extract helps to support the respiratory system and lung function, and has been formulated particularly for those with dust or pollen allergies. It contains liquorice, echinacea, marshmallow, coltsfoot, garlic, plantain, clivers, milk thistle, [...]

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27 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

First for first aid

Getting a good first aid kit assembled can reduce stress levels and save time should your horse injure himself, allowing you to treat the ailment faster and start him on his road to recovery. We all hope we’ll never need to use our first aid kit, but it’s still worth being prepared…think of it as [...]

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27 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

How Advance Concentrate Complete works WITH your horse…

We know that horses are ‘designed’ to live on a fibre diet, but with domestication, change in management and different demands on the horse, hard feed was introduced and is now fed by owners all over the world. We’re not saying that there’s never a need for hard feed. There are some horses that require [...]

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27 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Advance Concentrate Complete’s hidden extra…

In a recent blog, we talked about how Advance Concentrate Complete works with the horse’s system…but how do you know it works before you invest? Well, the truth is that you don’t, you’ll have to take our word and the positive testimonials from our customers to back up our information…but did you know that Advance [...]

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25 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Looking after leather

It’s important to look after your leatherwork all year round, but with the rain and cold, leather tends to suffer the most in the winter months…but you can help to keep it in great condition. We have a great range of products that caters for all your leather care needs, whether you’re looking to give [...]

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25 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Not so glorious mud

Whether you have a horse that’s plagued by mud fever or you just don’t like dealing with wet, muddy horses legs (who does?), the winter can be a really challenging time…but we do have some tips and products that might just help. Let’s start off by looking at exactly what mud fever is. It’s caused [...]

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25 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Squeaky clean without water

When the sun is shining and the temperature is in the 20s, there are few things nicer than giving your horse a wash down with a lovely shampoo before a show or competition. But, when the temperature plummets and there’s a howling gale, getting out the hosepipe to get ready for a show seems, well, [...]

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25 September 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Preventing winter ailments

We don’t like to be the bringers of bad news, but winter is coming, whatever we try and do to ignore it! The weather is nice at the moment and we should be taking advantage of this as it’s giving us all a great opportunity to get prepared for winter, especially when it comes to [...]

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25 September 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Feeding veteran horses

Older horses can struggle at this time of year and during the winter, but there are ways to help make winter much more pleasant for an aging horse. We manufacture a number of products to help veteran horses…here’s a very quick overview… Joint issues? From our Flexijoint through to herbal products like Devils Claw and [...]

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25 September 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Why feed cod liver oil?

Do you feed cod liver oil? Why do you add it to your horse’s diet? The majority of people we speak to add it to help joint health in aging equines…but have you ever wondered how it works or what alternatives there are? Cod liver oil is a natural source of very digestible vitamins A, [...]

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25 September 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Feeding fibre this winter

It’s a question that we hear a lot…can my ridden horse survive on fibre and nothing else this winter? In most cases, the answer is absolutely…but let’s explore why this is… First of all, let’s not forget what the horse is meant to eat. A horse’s digestive system is designed to process fibre and thrive [...]

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