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10 Things You Didn't Know About Soil

By Josie Butler Yesterday

Soil is all around us, and a lot of people just think it is there for growing plants and vegetables. But there is a lot more to soil than you think.

Help Your Horse or Pony Beat Laminitis with BEDMAX shavings

By BEDMAX 1 month ago

If you’re one of the hundreds or even thousands of owners in the UK whose horse or pony suffers from laminitis, you’ll be acutely aware of the dangers of Spring grass.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Cats

By Josie Butler 1 month ago

Cats have been around for a very long time. So long that nobody knows when they were first domesticated. Even though many of us own cats, what do we really know about them?

History of Horses in Agriculture

By Josie Butler 1 month ago

Horses were first domesticated by humans about 5500 years ago, during the Stone Age. They were utilised for their strength in a number of industries including agriculture.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Slugs

By Josie Butler 1 month ago

Slugs can be a pain in your garden. Battling them from eating your vegetables is a continuous effort. Now you have started planting this seasons plants, you’ll be thinking about slug control. But there are a few things that you probably don’t know about slugs.

The Effect Magnesium Has When Calming Horses.

By Kate Hore RNutr (Animal). Snr Nutritionist. NAF. 1 month ago

Horses are natural ‘flight’ animals. If something scares or concerns them, they turn and run. This is part of what makes them such natural athletes. But as riders, we also need to help calm them to keep them focused and ready to do what we ask of them. Checking for any physical issues, such as back and teeth problems, together with good management and training will help, but some horses will also benefit from the targeted nutritional support of a calmer.

NAF’s top 5 tips for preventing dry hooves

By Wynnstay Equine Team 1 month ago

As well as ensuring your horse has general good health it is important to maintaining hoof health, but external applications are also important. Follow top five tips to maintaining healthy moisture levels, to aid hoof integrity and strength.

  1. Introducing a regular trimming routine will help avoid excessive drying around the bottom of hoof wall.
  2. It’s recommended to maintain natural hoof moisture levels to use hoof dressings that contain pine tar. Where the dressing covers the coronary band it is recommended to massage the area regularly to stimulate hoof growth.
  3. When the weather has been dry over a prolonged period use a water based moisturizer and apply daily to the hooves.
  4. Apply a regular application containing zinc and sulphate, for bacterial conditions of the sole and frog. A liquid application is easy to work into grooves and cracks for maximum efficacy.
  5. If you are looking for a more natural choice, essential oil of eucalyptus contains antibacterial properties. This will help maintain clean, healthy hooves and soles, whatever the weather.

Source: Kate Hore RNutr(Animal) . Snr Nutritionist at NAF - 'Healthy Hooves' 2018

Wynnstay Top 10 Gardening Tips for February

By Josie Butler 5 months ago

The weather is still pretty chilly and with the Met Office predicting the first few days of February are to be peppered with snowfall, you’re going to need to make sure you have the right clothing to garden.