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Ragwort!!! BEWARE

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Ragwort Imagine this: You stop eating. You get stomach pains. You’re losing weight – fast. You have no energy. The sun hurts your skin. You lose co-ordination. You’re struggling to breathe. Now you’re going blind. Worst of all, you can’t tell anyone how bad you feel – and even if you could, it’s too late for them to help you. This is what you would experience if you were a horse suffering from liver failure as a result of ragwort poisoning. Ragwort is poisonous to horses, damaging the liver when eaten. The toxic effect builds up over time, causing irreparable...

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Spring has Sprung...

Posted by Alan Ward on

As the new season approaches we must all take stock. Although recent local flooding is now just a distant memory, have a good hard look at your horse and try to plan for the coming season. For horse owners this will invlove getting the balance right for the new lush grass that is starting to appear, so as to avoid complications like weight management, laminitis, hoof care and Spring plant issues in particular the dreaded ragwort. In the coming weeks we go through these issues in detail. For now a good Spring clean with things like Pulling ragwort Checking hoof...

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