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  • Could your horse have Equine Cushing's Disease? Image

    Could your horse have Equine Cushing's Disease?

    8 December 2020 Last updated: 8 January 2021 - By in Horses

    Could your horse have Equine Cushing’s disease? Equine Cushing's disease, also known as PPID, is thought to affect 20% of horses over the age of 15, and is the 5th most common disease syndrome recognised in horses and ponies in the UK*. It is a hormonal disease caused by changes in the pituitary gland, which is located at the base of the brai...

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  • What does a diagnosis of Equine Cushing's Disease mean for your horse? Image

    What does a diagnosis of Equine Cushing's Disease mean for your horse?

    8 December 2020 Last updated: 8 January 2021 - By in Horses

    What does a diagnosis of Equine Cushing’s disease mean for your horse? Finding out that your horse has or may have a disease is always a worrying time. Rest assured though that a diagnosis of Equine Cushing’s disease does not mean your horse’s quality of life is going to suffer. Equine Cushing’s disease is a common diagnosis...

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  • Why does your horse need a blood test after starting meds for ECD? Image

    Why does your horse need a blood test after starting meds for ECD?

    8 December 2020 Last updated: 8 January 2021 - By in Horses

    Why does your horse need a blood test 4-6 weeks after starting medication to treat Equine Cushing’s disease? Horses with untreated or uncontrolled Equine Cushing’s disease are at a high risk of developing signs associated with this disease such as laminitis, repeated infections, muscle wastage, lethargy, poor coat quality, and increased...

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  • Why do you need to book regular vet visits for your Cushing's horse? Image

    Why do you need to book regular vet visits for your Cushing's horse?

    8 December 2020 Last updated: 8 January 2021 - By in Horses

    Read on to find out why it's important to book regular 6-monthly veterinary examinations for your Cushing's horse: Once your horse is stable on treatment and their Equine Cushing’s disease is under control, it is recommended that they are re-examined by their veterinary surgeon every 6 months. This is to ensure that any signs that the disease...

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  • Guide to worm control for keepers of hens Image

    There are many types of internal and external parasites which may affect your laying hens each type can cause different symptoms. Parasites have evolved with birds over millions of years and small numbers of parasites will usually complete their lifecycle in the host without necessarily causing any obvious harm. The common poultry worms are Roundwo...

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  • The importance of choosing a senior diet for elderly pets Image

    The importance of choosing a senior diet for elderly pets

    28 May 2020 Last updated: 29 May 2020 - By in Cats

    Making sure our pets have the correct nutrition throughout their lives is extremely important, especially as they get older. A properly balanced diet tailored to their needs will help to ensure that they continue to thrive as they progress through their twilight years. As our dogs age they tend to gain fat but lose muscle and overall are prone to o...

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  • Hindgut Health - Why is it so important in horses? Image

    Hindgut Health - Why is it so important in horses?

    4 May 2020 Last updated: 5 May 2020 - By in Horses

    Horses are designed to be trickle feeders, chewing high fibre roughage for the majority of the day. Their digestive systems are adapted to efficiently use this fibre for energy, with 60-70% of a horse’s energy requirements coming from the hindgut. The population of micro-organisms in the hindgut ferment the high fibre roughage to slowly relea...

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  • Top 10 Tips for Protecting Poultry from Pesky Pests Image

    Top 10 Tips for Protecting Poultry from Pesky Pests

    14 April 2020 Last updated: 15 April 2020 - By in Birds

    No matter how careful we are, there are a number of Pesky Pests that can infect your chickens and their environment. If left unchecked, external parasites can be really problematic and even jeapordise the health of your flock. To help keep your chickens healthy, productive and happy, follow these top tips from Nettex. 1. Be vigilant: Keep a close e...

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  • Our four tips for healthy teeth Image

    Our four tips for healthy teeth

    30 January 2020 Last updated: 30 January 2020 - By in Dogs

    Ensuring your dog’s teeth are kept clean and healthy is just as important as ensuring the health of our own. If the right care isn’t shown, plaque and tartar can build up on the teeth and around the gumline, irritating and inflaming the gums (known as gingivitis), and in turn leading to gum disease and even tooth loss. As your dog ages,...

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  • Feel Good With Naturediet Image

    Feel Good With Naturediet

    11 November 2019 Last updated: 11 November 2019 - By in Dogs

    “100% natural, made locally, no nasties, no meat-meal, freshly prepared, premium ingredients…”. All phrases that pet owners are familiar with, and all phrases that are common to defining the ever growing number of dog food products on the market. So how do you determine which is best for your dog? Naturediet are proud of our hone...

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