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Nutritional Blog2017-07-25T02:44:24+00:00

Magnesium Deficiency in Horses

Magnesium Deficiency in Horses  Magnesium plays an important role in nerve and muscle function of horses; it is an activator of many enzymes and participates in muscle contractions. It is necessary for the maintenance of electrolyte

Iodine Deficiency in Horses

Iodine Deficiency in Horses  Iodine is a trace mineral that horses uses to regulate their basal or resting metabolism. Iodine is concentrated in the thyroid gland, located next to the trachea and behind the larynx. It

Skin Conditions in Horses

Skin Conditions in Horses The skin consists of three layers (the epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis) and is the body’s first line of defence against disease causing agents (pathogens).  The skin

Why do horses sweat?

Why do horses sweat? Why is the process of sweating important? The purpose of sweat is to maintain body temperature within normal, healthy limits. In order for the horse to

Topline or Fat – The Big Issue

Topline or Fat - The Big Issue The condition of a horse should be evaluated taking into consideration variables such as its breed, build, mature size and discipline. Each horse

Common Nutritional Deficiencies in Racehorses

Common Nutritional Deficiencies in Racehorses  There are many factors to consider when feeding a racehorse, with the main priority to have them fit, healthy, shiny, happy, and conditioned to the type of racing they

Experts in Equine Nutrition

Every product in the Ranvet range has been developed to meet a horse’s most specific need at any given time, be it in a training environment or on a breeding farm. Having pioneered the formulation of specific medications and dietary supplements for horses, the company is now recognised as a leader in the areas of equine health and nutrition.

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