Top 10 spring questions

How do I feed my laminitic pony?

Careful attention needs to be made to pasture intake and the type of forage fed to laminitics, and the diet needs to be balanced correctly for optimal hoof growth and healing. Feeding a chaff or compound designed for laminitics has no therapeutic effect – they are labelled as such to confirm they won’t exacerbate the condition.

Let’s talk about laminitis by Clare MacLeod

Can I feed anything to help my sweet itch horse?

Sweet itch is caused by an allergic reaction to biting midges, and the main treatment is stopping the midges reaching the horse’s skin, for example with specialist rugs. Specific feeding strategies can also help to reduce itchiness and help the skin cope with the reaction.

Sweet itch by Clare MacLeod