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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 […]

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

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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

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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 […]

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 […]

The benefits of giving your horse a break

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Are you giving your horse a break during these uncertain times? With all equestrian events cancelled for the time being, horses are being turned out to the field or their workload has been reduced. Whilst it is much easier to look at the negatives surrounding us now, Synovium vets want to help you look at […]

How to keep our horses happy and comfortable when they are stabled in Winter

Stabling horses in winter

Winter means shorter days and wet, cold weather when horses will typically spend more time stabled. So how can we ensure when stabling horses in winter that they stay healthy and happy?  RESPIRATORY HEALTH  Spending more time stabled means horses are prone to developing respiratory problems, due to spending longer periods of time being exposed […]

Vitamin and Mineral deficiencies in horses

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Vitamin and Mineral deficiencies in horses Vitamins and minerals are two of the essential nutrients needed by horses, an imbalance of these nutrients can be detrimental to your horse’s overall health and performance. Good nutrition is the basis of a balanced diet and is one that supplies all the essential nutrients that a horse needs […]

The truth about Mud Fever in horses

Synovium Mudcare Veterinary treatment for mudfever and sweetitch

What is mud fever? ‘Mud Fever’, also known as pastern dermatitis, is a skin condition that causes irritation, soreness, and scabs with moist lesions underneath. Mud Fever is usually found on the back of the horse’s heels and the fetlocks, but it can extend up the back of the legs. Infections can develop underneath the […]

The great importance of Horse Liniments

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Sponsored rider Rosie Jones and her ride Zelnova The importance of horse liniments – Synovium Horse Health Your horse is an athlete and participates in specific fitness regimens for competition so proper muscle care is crucial. Muscular pain, aches, stiffness, and swelling, can severely impact a horse’s athletic performance and his attitude. Muscular pain may […]

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