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Archive | Respiratory

10 March 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Should you feed from the floor?

There are arguments for and against feeding from the floor, but if your horse suffers from any kind of respiratory ailment, it could be worth consideration. Horses are designed to graze, and that means that eating from the floor ‘fits’ their ‘design’. Eating from the floor encourages natural respiratory drainage, exposes him to less respiratory [...]

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03 March 2017 ~ 0 Comments

How do you feed your hay?

How do you feed your horse his hay? Does he have it dry, do you soak, do you steam? How should you feed hay? The first point to note is that, no matter how you feed your horse his hay, the quality should be good. Harvesting conditions can change the quality from one year to [...]

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08 February 2017 ~ 0 Comments

How to feed a horse with respiratory issues

Feeding horses with respiratory issues can be tricky, whether the horse has a cough, a running nose, or a diagnosed condition like COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) or RAO (recurrent airway obstruction). In all cases, looking to support the horse’s respiratory system is a good call. Actually, even if your horse has a healthy respiratory [...]

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14 February 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Coughs and sneezes

Respiratory Formula

Coughs and sneezes are far from uncommon, especially in the winter time when horses tend to spend more time inside. In this blog, we’re looking at ways to help prevent coughs and sneezes and also how to support a horse that’s recovering from respiratory illness. Prevention is better than cure You can’t always prevent your [...]

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08 January 2016 ~ 0 Comments

What do you use…Jax Hopkinson?

Jax and Willow

Equimins customer Jax Hopkinson got in touch with us about her horse, Willow, and why she uses Advance Concentrate Complete… Willow is 9, Welsh X Irish Sports Horse. I bought her August 1st last year knowing she had some health issues. She had been coughing and lethargic, and had the odd bout of colic. Her [...]

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09 October 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Top tips for respiratory health this winter

Respiratory Formula

There are lots of reasons why respiratory issues rear their ugly heads in the winter months. It could be because the horse is spending more time inside in a potentially dusty environment, or that his bedding irritates his respiratory system, or that he has an allergy to the dust or spores in hay…the list goes [...]

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18 February 2015 ~ 0 Comments

How to help respiratory issues in horses

Respiratory Formula

If you’ve noticed that your horse is coughing, sneezing or showing signs that could suggest his respiratory system is in need of a little help, this is the blog for you. Here, we’ll look at ways to help support the horse’s respiratory system.   Assess the situation. The horse’s respiratory system is pretty sensitive and [...]

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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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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

Herbal help

Ever wondered which herbs help to support specific areas of the body? Here’s our quick guide to herbal help for horses. If you’re interested in feeding herbs and you’re not sure which to choose, you can always call or email us and we’ll do our best to help you. Don’t forget that all the herbs [...]

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28 August 2014 ~ 0 Comments

What do you use? Kate Davey tells us what she uses for her horses…

Equimins customer, Kate Davey, has two horses who use our products. In this blog, she tells us what Jiosco and Geo use… For Jiosco (16hh selle francais, 17yo) I use: Flexijoint – he has navicular and since his diagnosis which was about 2 year ago he has been on this. I also use it to [...]

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29 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

What do you use…Paula Hill?

Paula Hill and her 22 year ‘young’ piebald mare Holly enjoy hacking and schooling together. Paula got in touch and told us what she uses for Holly and why… “Holly loves hacking out and I do some schooling with her, but due to lack of confidence, I don’t do as much as I should! Others [...]

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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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25 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

A quick guide to our respiratory range

Respiratory Formula

If your horse is coughing, wheezing, sneezing or suffers with an allergy or condition like COPD, the chances are that you’ll be looking at ways to help support his respiratory system. It’s important to note that while coughs and sneezes can be attributed to dusty hay, bedding or allergies, they can be symptoms of more [...]

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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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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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19 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Product focus: Respiratory Supplements- Air- Way

As you may have noticed, we have two Air-Way products in our range, both designed to help the respiratory system. First, we have Air-Way Herbs. This pure herbal compound contains liquorice, marshmallow, aniseed, garlic flakes, ginkgo, nettle, golden rod and peppermint, in one easy to feed product. The herbs used have been carefully selected to [...]

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13 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Product Focus- Air Power Booster

If we get a cough, we usually head off to the supermarket or chemist, and find the perfect cough mixture to help fix the problem- but with horses, we can’t do this…or can we?   As it so happens, we have a product called Air Power Booster, which is an equine cough mixture created for [...]

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