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17 March 2015 ~ 0 Comments

What is azoturia?

Azoturia is an unpleasant condition that compromises the horse’s muscles and usually happens during exercise. It’s a condition that should be treated seriously and should be confirmed by a vet as it’s more than just a little uncomfortable. The pain caused can increase the horse’s pulse rate and can make the horse appear to seize [...]

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17 March 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Products to make competing a little easier

With competition season here, we thought we’d put together a little blog to highlight some of our time saving and can’t-live-without products that have been created to make your life a little bit easier…   Serenity Calm Down Paste – if you horse finds competitions a bit too exciting, our Serenity Calm Down Paste could [...]

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17 March 2015 ~ 0 Comments

How to feed electrolytes

There’s more than one way to add electrolytes to your horse’s diet, which can be very useful if he’s a fussy feeder… Add electrolytes to water. This is probably the most obvious way of giving your horse electrolytes. It’s easy to do as you just need to dissolve the suggested amount into the correct amount [...]

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18 February 2015 ~ 0 Comments

How to feed garlic

Garlic is a very popular equine feed supplement, whether it’s added to the diet to help support respiratory health, for general health or even to help repel flies and biting insects in the warmer months. At Equimins, we have a variety of garlic supplements, to suit your feeding style and the kind of product you [...]

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18 February 2015 ~ 0 Comments

It’s all about liquorice  

Liquorice Root

Have you ever fed your horse liquorice root? The word liquorice might be associated with the black sweet treat, but in its herb form, liquorice can be fed to horses for a number of reasons, including supporting the respiratory tract, liver and body systems. If you’re looking at liquorice, then why not consider the products [...]

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17 February 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Buying a ‘baby’ horse – an introduction to Wilma

We’ve excited to say that we’re going to track the progress of Wilma, an 18 month old skewbald filly over the next few months. Wilma has poor quality hooves and has just started on our Hoof Mender 75 supplement. In this first blog from Wilma’s owner Nikki Goldup, Nikki gives us a bit of background [...]

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04 February 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Haynet Blog – Mud Fever

Winter Leg Scrub

We’re delighted to be able to share with you a blog from Sam Hobden at Haynet. Haynet is a blogging site for the equestrian and country world, and shares many great blogs from horseaholics. We were excited when Sam got in touch with us about a blog she’d like to write for Haynet, all about [...]

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15 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

How to reduce ammonia in the stable

Stable Fresh

If you’re experiencing eye watering ammonia in your horse’s stable, it’s time to act to reduce the issue. Ammonia might be unpleasant for you, but for your horse, who spends more time in his stable than you do, it can actually irritate his mucous membranes and contribute towards respiratory issues. Here are our top tips [...]

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15 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Five facts about the horse’s gut (and how we can use this information to help keep our horses healthy)

We all want our horses to be fit, healthy and happy, and although there are many factors that influence this, what we feed (and how we feed it) can really contribute towards it. In this blog, we take five facts about the horse’s digestive system and explain how this information can help us to feed [...]

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15 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Take the Before and After Advance Challenge!

Advance Concentrate Complete

Are you concerned about your horse’s condition? Are you looking for a new balancer? Have you been using Advance Concentrate Complete and are delighted with the results? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, this competition is for you. We’re asking Equimins customers to send us before and after pictures of their horses [...]

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15 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

What do you use…Black and White Eventing prepares for the new Event Season with Equimins

Over the winter period I have been letting my horses have a slightly laid back time, making sure their health and wellbeing is all in check. I keep my horses at home on the family farm and as well as caring for my yearling and children’s four ponies I compete on Wanda, a 10 year [...]

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17 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Feeding fibre this festive season

Advance Concentrate Complete

Feeding fibre isn’t just for Christmas, it’s something that should be done all year round – in fact – it’s one of the 10 rules of feeding that every horse owner should abide by! The rules of feeding are there to help us keep our horses as happy and healthy as we can when it [...]

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16 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

What is milk thistle?

Have you ever wondered what milk thistle is? Well, if you’re curious about this herb, this is the blog for you. Milk thistle, also known as silybum marianum, looks a lot like a ‘normal’ thistle, complete with purple flowers but, beneath its spiky exterior, there’s something pretty special. The milk thistle’s seeds are the part [...]

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16 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Keeping stabled horses in high spirits

If your horse has to spend more time in his stable over the winter months, this is the blog for you! Stabled horses need to be kept occupied in their stable, to help prevent them becoming bored and even anxious. The stable environment is not that closely aligned with the horse’s natural environment, but there [...]

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16 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

What do you use…Jay Ward?

This month’s ‘what do you use?’ comes from Equimins customer Jay Ward. Jay’s based in Devon and regularly posts great pictures and tips on our Facebook page…here’s a bit more about her… “I run a small yard offering show production and schooling near Kingsbridge in South Devon. My association with Equimins started in the early [...]

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16 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Adding calories without hard feed

Are you looking to add extra calories to your horse’s diet but don’t want to change feed? Don’t worry, we have the answer. The colder weather can cause horses to lose a little condition, but there are plenty of ways to add calories to your horse’s bucket feed without changing your entire feed! Here are [...]

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18 November 2014 ~ 0 Comments

SOEquine – Without the lows there can be no highs…

…And this last three months we have certainly had our fair share of lows; an abscess, tendon injury, Cushing’s diagnosis, gastric ulcers, and injuries resulting from firework disasters, so I am really looking forward to the highs that we are now due! In August I resumed training with Hannah Esberger, I couldn’t believe it had [...]

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18 November 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Do the maths!

If you’re looking at winter supplements to help support your horse this year, then the chances are you’ll be pricing up the options to find out which is the better value…and we’re here to help! There are a few things to look out for… How much do you need to feed each day? What are [...]

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18 November 2014 ~ 0 Comments

How to clean and assess a wound

Finding out that your horse has injured himself is awful, especially if it’s a more serious injury. The best thing that you, his owner, can do, is to quickly assess the situation and take the correct action to maximise the chances of a speedy recovery. First of all, assess the wound. Some wounds need immediate [...]

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18 November 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Festive treats for those with four feet!

As we approach Christmas, we wanted to highlight some products that we’re sure your horse would like to find in his Christmas stocking! Here are our favourites… All that glitters…our Glitter Gel is the perfect product to add to your horse’s Christmas ensemble! Available in three great colours, Glitter Gel can be used all over [...]

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