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Archive | First aid & stable

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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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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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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08 January 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Winter Leg Scrub and Mud Block Lotion put to the test!

Winter Leg Scrub

We were really thrilled to receive this great tried and tested report from Nikki Goldup from Black and White Eventing. Nikki tested our Winter Leg Scrub Concentrate and Mud Block Lotion on her horses. Nikki is a working mum with three children and owns five horses ranging from her children’s ponies to her event horse, [...]

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08 December 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Winter yard tips

Stable Fresh

If you hate everything about winter including the havoc it causes around the yard, then this blog with winter yard tips is a must read…enjoy! Super salt – salt isn’t just a feed supplement! Putting salt down on concrete areas to prevent freezing can really pay dividends and prevent a lot of accidents. Breaking the [...]

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09 October 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Mud products and mud fever

Just as the flies vanish for winter, most horse owners prepare themselves for the next attack…and this time it’s from the mud. If your horse suffers with mud fever, the winter can be a really challenging time…but don’t worry…we have a great range of products that can support your horse when his skin is challenged [...]

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11 September 2015 ~ 0 Comments

What is mud fever?

Mud Slide Lotion

At the time of the year, mud fever starts to become a worry for many people, and it’s easy to see why. Mud fever is more than just a bit of a sore area, or at least it can be if not treated quickly and efficiently using relevant products and correct management. In this blog, [...]

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17 July 2015 ~ 0 Comments

What do you use? Itchless, Biting Midge Cream and Fly Repellent

This month’s ‘What do you use?’ is slightly different and it comes from two four legged Equimins fans, Amber and Mouse… “It’s that time of the year again when the pesky midges try to feast on us and suffering with Sweet Itch can make us very miserable!!! “Our names are Amber and Mouse and with [...]

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18 May 2015 ~ 0 Comments

How to treat rubs and grazes

Wound Gel

Most horses will, at one time or another, cause themselves a rub or graze type injury. Although these injuries are not usually serious, it pays to treat and clean them quickly and ensure that the wound is regularly checked during recovery. So, if you notice that your horse has a rub or a graze, here’s [...]

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15 April 2015 ~ 0 Comments

What do you use…James Mann?

In this month’s ‘What do you use?’ we speak to James Mann about his 17.3hh Irish Draught gelding, Tom. “I’ve owned Tom since October 2012.  My parents bought him for me to help with my studies as I had just enrolled onto an equine course at Salford College.  I am now coming to the end [...]

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15 April 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Tips for horses with sweet itch

If your horse has sweet itch, there’s no doubt that you’ll be doing all you can to help keep him comfortable over the spring and summer months. Sweet itch is an unpleasant condition that needs careful management year on year as it cannot be cured. Here, we share our top tips on managing horses with [...]

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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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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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18 November 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Be first for first aid

Wound Powder

No one likes to think of their horse getting injured, but it’s a sad fact that sometimes horses do hurt themselves. The only thing that horse owners can do is to make sure they’re prepared for such occasions and ensure the horse’s field and stable environment is as safe as possible. Wrapping horses in cotton [...]

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16 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

A ‘cheat’s’ guide to our mud products

Mud Block Supplement

With winter (and the mud it brings) just around the corner, we know that many of you are getting prepared by stocking up on ‘mud’ products. We know that the array of products available can, sometimes, make it difficult to choose the right one for your horse. We’re here to help, so we thought we’d [...]

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28 August 2014 ~ 0 Comments

First aid for bites and rubs

Aloe Vera Gel

Unless you wrap your horse in bubble wrap or cotton wool, the chances are that he’s going to incur a minor injury at least once in his life. The main thing with any kind of wound is to assess it quickly and keep it clean. Some wounds do need veterinary attention, and getting this promptly [...]

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27 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

What do you use?

This month’s ‘what do you use?’ comes from Vanessa Robertson. Vanessa lives in Perthshire and works full time for her local council as an e-Procurement Officer. When she’s not at work, she enjoys spending time with her horse, Excellaya (Shabana Excellaya), a horse she bought as a weanling and produced, backed and schooled herself. Excellaya [...]

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26 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Eco and easy!

Veteran Vits and Mins

We use ecopack packaging on a number of our lines- some completely and some as refills- because they have 95% less packaging than standard supplements tubs, can be resealed to maintain freshness and they’ll save you a few pounds too as we pass the packaging saving costs onto you! Here’s a list of our ecopack [...]

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27 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

How-to to help!

Have you seen our Youtube channel? It’s definitely worth a visit. We’ve put together a series of how-to videos to help you use and get maximum benefit from our products. The current videos (and their links) are listed below… How to use Equimins’ Stain Remover How to use Equimins’ Stable Fresh and Microlat Stable Disinfectant [...]

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