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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 […]

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 […]

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

Synovium Horse Health

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 […]

The importance of equine joint supplements

equine joints supplements and how they can support your horse

The importance of equine joint supplements. Are you doing enough to protect your horse’s joints? We all want the best for our horses. We want to see our horses live a long, healthy, happy, and enjoyable life. Most horse owners know that joint problems can impact a horse’s athletic life significantly in performance and longevity. […]

Vitamin and Mineral deficiencies in horses

vitamin and mineral deficiencies in horses Synovium

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 […]

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