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Synovium Rider Gemma Dennis gains HOYS Bronze League ticket

Gemma Dennis HOYS bronze league

Congratulations to Gemm Dennis qualifying for HOYS Bronze League final on her own Cobracorde. Synovium rider Gemma Dennis from Shropshire has secured her spot at HOYS 2021 in the Bronze League Final on her own 11yr old mare, Cobracorde. At only 15.3hh this talented mare by Cobra jumped three impressive clear rounds to take a […]

Synovium Team Rider Chloe Vell scores a PB in the Grand Prix at their first competition since lockdown

Chloe Vell Grand Prix Dressage Rider

It is so great to see our team riders back out competiting again after the last 3 months of lockdown. What a start for Synovium rider, Chloe Vell, who achieved a personal best in the Grand Prix at their very first show back with her horse Teddy. Their next stop is the big Premier League […]

Feeding Beta alanine for Horses

Beta alanine for horses muscle acidification

Beta – Alanine? What is it and why feed it? Beta Alanine is an amino acid that supports muscle performance by allowing the natural ability of the muscles to deal with lactic acid build up, this is important for the horse athlete. Carnosine (a mini protein or dipeptide) is a natural buffer against lactic acid […]

Electrolytes for horses explained by Synovium FEI Vet, Drs SHL Donker DVM

The importance of electrolytes for horses

Electrolytes for horses are particularly important as they are required by many functions of the body, including nerve, muscle, and digestive function. Electrolyte supplements commonly consist of the 5 major electrolytes which are sodium (Na +), potassium (K +), chloride (Cl−), calcium (Ca2+), and magnesium (Mg2+). It is important that electrolytes are balanced with the […]

Team Synovium Top 10 Equine Winter Tips

Top 10 Equine Winter Tips

It is definitely cold outside and as equestrians we all dread this time of year, so we have been chatting to Synovium’s riders to find out their top equine winter tips. As we head into January we know it is going to be wet, cold, icey which poses many challenges to all horse owners. These […]

Tying-Up in Horses: Causes and Management

tying-up in horses

In this week’s blog, we will look at tying-up in horses, other names given to this syndrome include exertional rhabdomyolysis (ER), Monday morning disease, and azoturia. We will discuss some of the specific causes and the methods that can be used to prevent repeat episodes. The commonality clinical signs of tying-up in horses vary, depending […]

COPD in Horses

COPD in horses, equine asthma respiratory aid

Did you know that the most common cause of equine respiratory, COPD in horses is an allergic reaction or hypersensitivity to the dust spores from hay and straw. Horses have delicate lungs and are very sensitive to dusts, pollens, and mold spores; exposure to these irritants over time can cause damage to the respiratory system. COPD  […]

How supplements can benefit your horse

how horse supplements can benefit your horse

How horse supplements can benefit your horse Good nutrition is the basis of a balanced diet and is one that supplies all the essential nutrients that a horse needs daily but its complexity means it is frequently misunderstood. Vitamins and minerals are two of the essential nutrients needed by horses, an imbalance of these nutrients […]

Brand Ambassador Ferdi Eilberg presents at the National Dressage Convention 2020.

Ferdi Eilberg National Dressage Convention 2020 H&C

Catch up on some essential training from the National Dressage Convention with Brand Ambassador Ferdi Eilberg on Horse & Country TV Have you been missing out on valuable training this year? Then get ready for 2021 with The National Dressage Convention 2020. Now available on catch up with Horse & Country TV. Training to Test […]

Dealing with Arthritis in Horses

Dealing with arthritis in horses

Arthritis is one of the most common ailments to affect horses, especially in later life. What is arthritis? Arthritis in horses refers to a degeneration of the articular surfaces of the joint, caused by inflammation, which causes pain, stiffness and sometimes restriction of movement. It is caused by repetitive wear and tear of the protective […]

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