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Caring for your horse's coat and skin this spring

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Caring for your horse's coat and skin this spring

Horses need a healthy skin and coat all year round as the horse’s skin is his first barrier against external threats such as the weather, biting insects and disease. With a lot of horses rugged over winter it is a good feeling in spring to strip off those thicker layers and see your horse start to lose his winter coat (unless of course he was fully clipped). Some horses may come out of winter with a scurfy coat but don’t be tempted to bath your horse until the weather is warm enough. Also when it does warm up make sure...

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Is turmeric good for horses?

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Is turmeric good for horses?

Is turmeric good for horses? Yes, turmeric provides several positive benefits for horses. Curcumin, as one of over 200 compounds within Turmeric, is the main active ingredient in Turmeric. It is a strong antioxidant, and has a metabolic effect in the natural inflammation cycle of the body’s defence mechanisms.   Why are the compounds in Turmeric important? Turmeric contains components that can have roles in various metabolic systems. As well as containing antioxidants, Turmeric supports processes involved in the inflammation cycle. Inflammation is a natural response to stress factors which normally decreases after time, and is part of the body’s...

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What are the benefits of turmeric for horses?

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What are the benefits of turmeric for horses?

What are the benefits of turmeric for horses? Interest in turmeric has led to research into its role in the nutrition of domestic animals, including horses, and has shown its relevance in helping support the inflammation cycle, immune function, antioxidative processes and supporting the gut’s role in maintaining the microbiome. From muscle recovery, through joint function to insulin sensitivity, turmeric components can help optimise efficiency of metabolism and so support general health and wellbeing over the lifetime of the horse. Why do horse owners feed turmeric for digestion? One of the main reasons why turmeric was used as a digestion...

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