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Kelato Animal Health Breed Village is the place for happy healthy horses!

From Andalusians to Appies, Morgans to Minis, Standies to Stockhorses, the Kelato Animal Health Breed Village at EQUITANA is a celebration of all types of horses.

No matter what the breed, the one thing our horses have in common is that we, as owners, want them to be healthy and happy. Breed Village Sponsor, Kelato Animal Health, has spent over thirty years helping people with equine health and nutritional issues and has listed three of the common questions asked every day...

HOW DO I ENSURE MY HORSE STAYS SOUND?

Healthy legs equal longevity! Injuries are often the result of several minor incidents of inflammation that accumulate over time. Increase exercise intensity, slowly, to stretch and build up the leg tissues. After work, it’s beneficial to draw the heat out of the legs by using ice, a clay poultice, cooling gel or cold compression bandages to reduce swelling. Joint supplements can also be useful long term to maintain the strength and elasticity of the tendons, ligaments and joint cartilage.

COULD MY HORSE HAVE GASTRIC ULCERS?

Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) is extremely common, but even healthy horses can suffer from an upset digestive system resulting in performance and behavioural issues. Causes include an inability to graze, working on an empty stomach and stress. While veterinary advice should always be sought, digestive supplements can be successful in improving gut function and enhancing feed conversion efficiency.

HOW DO YOU FIX A SPOOKY HORSE?

There are many reasons why horses are spooky or behave erratically, after all, they are ‘flight’ animals. Factors can include diet, age, level of training and pain or discomfort. If you can rule these out and behavior doesn’t improve with training over time, then your horse may benefit from a calming supplement to address possible nutrient deficiencies. Ingredients such as Magnesium, Vitamin E, Tryptophan and Thiamine can reduce the stress response, stabilising mood and relaxing the horse.                                                                                                  

So, come and visit the friendly team at the Kelato Animal Health Breed Village and learn how we can help with the health and wellbeing of your horse and provide solutions to your everyday equine problems. See you there!