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Archive | 2016

13 November 2016 ~ 0 Comments

What’s green lipped mussel – and why do you find it in joint supplements?

Flexijoint joint supplement

Green lipped mussel is, as the name suggests, a mussel with green lips! It’s native to New Zealand and its ‘proper’ name is perna canaliculus. But that’s not what is particularly interesting in this context; the interesting ‘bit’ is what it adds to joint supplements. Green lipped mussel is being integrated into animal and equine [...]

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06 November 2016 ~ 0 Comments

What is pig oil and sulphur…and why would you use it on your horse?

Mud Slide Lotion

Pig oil and sulphur sounds a rather grim mix, but it’s actually a brilliant combination of products that has been used for a long, long time as a way to help prevent mud related conditions, such as mud fever, in horses. Here’s a bit about why pig oil and sulphur work so well together, and [...]

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26 October 2016 ~ 0 Comments

What do you use? Advance Concentrate Complete

Angela Wiseman sent us a lovely message through Facebook about Advance Concentrate Complete and her horses. Here’s a bit more about her, her horses, what they do together. The horses, suppose we best start from the top… or the one with the highest opinion of herself! That would be Ghazallla- or LalaBella as we call [...]

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26 October 2016 ~ 0 Comments

What’s in a joint?

We talk a lot about joints and joint health at Equimins – in fact, we have a large range of joint products that help to support and maintain joint health and condition. But what’s in a joint and what areas inside the joint do we need to help support to maintain soundness and health? A [...]

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23 September 2016 ~ 0 Comments

What is ammonia, and why is it bad for you and your horse?

The eye-watering aroma that greets many a horse owner each morning at the yard is ammonia. To some, ammonia goes hand-in-hand with horse ownership, but it doesn’t have to and, more to the point, it shouldn’t as it can irritate the horse’s respiratory system and actually impact on his performance. So, what is ammonia? It [...]

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15 September 2016 ~ 0 Comments

What do you use…Rosie Scott?

Rose's Foxy Dancer

Rosie got in touch with us through Facebook and told us all about Foxy Dancer, an ex-racehorse in need of a joint supplement. Here’s Rosie’s story and her experience with our Glucosaflex 12000. I have been using Equimins Glucosaflex 12000 on Foxy for just under a month and I am really impressed with the results! [...]

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09 September 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Great Garlic! New Garlic Extract for your horse

Garlic Extract

You may or may not be aware that garlic prices are set to soar this season due to a poor harvest in some countries, and others capitalising on the gap between supply and demand. Many people feed garlic as a supplement, and it’s easy to see why. The natural, potent supplement is most commonly associated [...]

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20 August 2016 ~ 0 Comments

What do you use…Lucy Dewsnap – take two!

Lucy Dewsnap has been in touch with an update – not about the lovely Amy (see Lucy and Amy’s What Do You Use blog here), but about the super cute Jess, who’s also been enjoying Tip Top Supplement Powder! “Lady Jessica, (Jess) is an Exmoor x Dartmoor pony at around 12.1hh. She’s 4 years old [...]

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09 August 2016 ~ 0 Comments

What do you use…Lucy Dewsnap

Lucy Dewsnap got in touch with us through Facebook to tell us all about her lovely horse Amy, and how she’s thriving on Tip Top Supplement Powder.   “Amy, otherwise known as Chasing Amy is a ten year old 15hh Thoroughbred x French Trotter. I have had Amy for three years now and she’s always [...]

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18 July 2016 ~ 0 Comments

When and how to feed electrolytes

Electrolytes are most commonly associated with performance horses. This is simply because competition horses lose a lot of sweat and, therefore, electrolytes when they compete. However, any horse that sustains heavy sweat loss many benefit from an electrolyte supplement. Although electrolytes are lost when the horse sweats, they are also expelled through urine and faeces. [...]

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11 July 2016 ~ 0 Comments

How to boost energy levels

Health, nutrition and fitness are essential when it comes to your horse’s performance. An unfit or off colour horse, much like an unfit person, will not be able to perform to the best of their ability. This is why fitness regimes are so important, and why tailoring your plan to the work your horse is [...]

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07 July 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Equimins – Serenity Ultra Calm + Review – Kate Bullen

Serenity Ultra Calm +

In our April newsletter, we offered a number of tubs of Serenity Ultra Calm + for T&T. One tester was Kate Bullen. Here, she tells us how she got on with the product and how she felt it helped her horse…   Before I begin my review let me tell you a little about Kali; [...]

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23 June 2016 ~ 0 Comments

What is azoturia?

If you’ve heard the terms azoturia, Monday morning disease, tying up, or equine rhabdomylosis and never been quite sure what it is, then this is the blog for you! Any horse can suffer with azoturia, although it is more common in female horses, whether mares of fillies. Sometimes the cause is fairly obvious, but in [...]

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28 May 2016 ~ 0 Comments

How to buy a calming supplement

Serenity Ultra Calm +

If you’re looking to buy a calming supplement, this is the blog for you. We know how overwhelming the choice available can be, and that’s why we’ve put together some tips to help you buy the right supplement for your needs. Do you really need one? Yes – you read that correctly! If you horse [...]

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28 May 2016 ~ 0 Comments

How to deal with competition nerves

Many of us deal with competition nerves and, although a little bit of this kind of energy can actually be positive, too much can be very negative. Depending on the extent of your issue, you might have butterflies before you compete, or your might be nauseous, panicky and a ball of stress. In some cases, [...]

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13 May 2016 ~ 0 Comments

What do you use…Chloe Slater?

Chloe Slater got in touch to tell us why she uses Advance Concentrate Complete and Cooked Linseed. And also included a before and after Equimins image of her young horse. We’ve had the grey horse, who’s now 5, for a year. We struggled to get him to fill out so we looked into using Advance [...]

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05 May 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Why do hooves smell?

Hoof Disinfectant

If there is a strong, foul smelling odour coming from your horse’s feet, particularly from the sole and frog area, your horse may have thrush. Thrush is a degenerative infection of the grooves within the frog. It is usually caused by standing in wet, dirty bedding or for lengths of time in a wet field. [...]

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22 April 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Why do hooves crack?

Hooves can crack for many reasons, in both the summer and winter. If you notice your horse does have cracked hooves, trying to prevent these splits and cracks from getting bigger is a good idea. With hooves growing between 7mm and 10mm a month, it can take a while to get ‘rid’ of cracked hooves, [...]

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14 April 2016 ~ 0 Comments

What do you use…Liz Smith

Liz emailed us about her lovely horse Matrix, what he eats and why he’s definitely an Equimins fan! Meet Matrix, he’s a Pure Bred Spanish (PRE) Gelding who came over to the UK as a 5 year old and who I’ve owned for the last 8 years. He’s truly my horse of a lifetime; very [...]

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16 March 2016 ~ 0 Comments

How to cool a horse’s legs 

Horses involved in strenuous exercise are more susceptible to injury, and the way we care for our horses after exertion can help to prevent issues. Cooling legs after exercise is one part of this. Here, we look at why we cool legs and how to do it. When horses are working (and, by which we [...]

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