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Beyond Biotin: Supplementing for Hoof Health

June 16, 2021 3 min read

Healthy hooves are the foundation of a healthy horse. While several factors can influence hoof integrity, balanced nutrition is crucial for the development of strong hooves. The hoof consists of highly metabolically active tissue that remains in a constant state of growth, making it incredibly sensitive to any nutrient deficiencies. 

Many horse owners may turn to biotin for horses with weak, brittle hooves. But healthy hooves also rely on other vitamins, minerals, and essential amino acids that play critical roles in hoof growth.

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Understanding Amino Acids in horses body as protein building blocks

June 13, 2021 2 min read

Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Inside a horse’s digestive system and stomach the bonds between amino acid chains are broken, unravelling the structure and converting them into useable proteins.

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Equine Probiotics and Prebiotics

May 22, 2021 2 min read

Equine probiotics are as the "good" bacteria whilst equine prebiotics are the food we feed the good bacteria (gut flora). When taken together; prebiotics and probiotics form a symbiotic relationship, allowing them to function at an optimum level.
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Calming Supplements for Nervous Horses

May 16, 2021 2 min read

Horse calming supplements and magnesium supplements for horses are widely available throughout Australia. Equidae Botanical Horse Care decided to take this one step further by using some of nature's most effective and natural ingredients including a probiotic for horses to support your horse during stressful experiences.
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Queensland Itch, Itchy Mane and Tail, Sweet Itch, Sweat Itch, Summer Itch or Summer Eczema

March 03, 2021 2 min read

Queensland Itch, Sweet Itch or Summer Itch is a form of allergic skin irritation in horses caused by bites from midges called Culicoides. Horses suffering from Queensland Itch show various signs of restlessness including tail swishing, rubbing & bucking. Equidae has a range of products that may offer relief from Queensland Itch.
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