Horse Talk & Info

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  ADVANTAGES  Dry mares will cycle earlier, avoiding the inconvenience of spring oestrus early in the breeding season (spring oestrus is constant cycling without producing a good follicle or… Read more


Colic is NOT a disease, but rather a collection of signs that should alert the vigilant owner to the fact that the horse is experiencing abdominal pain. The term "colic" is generally used to describe… Read more

Equine Amnionitis & Foetal Loss

EQUINE AMNIONITIS & FOETAL LOSS MARE ABORTIONS & CATERPILLARS Reproductive loss is a major cause of concern for all horse breeders, especially the thoroughbred industry where  abortions can… Read more

The Newborn Foal

  The experience of raising a foal is one of the great joys of owning a horse, but in order to rear a healthy foal the first step is proper preparation of the mare prior to foaling.   … Read more


STRANGLES OUTBREAK WARNING   There have been several outbreaks of strangles in South East Queensland recently, and although strangles is rarely fatal, it is a highly contagious disease  that… Read more

Hendra Virus

Rattles in Foals

‘Rattles’ in foals is an infection caused by the bacterium Rhodoccus Equi.  It is an extremely debilitating disease, sometimes with a high mortality rate, and has the potential to cause… Read more


Vaccinations are a reliable, effective and simple aid in the prevention and control of several horse diseases including tetanus, strangles, Hendra virus, equine herpes virus, rhodococcus (rattles), rotavirus… Read more

Natural Disasters

Natural Disasters – How You Can Help Your Horse to Survive The recent cataclysmic weather events throughout Queensland have caused heartache for many horse owners as they struggle to come to terms… Read more

Mare Reproductive Performance

Arena Surfaces

Arena Surfaces               While there are no universal recommendations for the perfect arena surface there are certain characteristics that are required… Read more

Crush Design

A horse crush is a must for all property owners in order to allow safe and  easy access to any horse that requires or home treatment or veterinary procedures. The  design of the… Read more

Feeding the Starving Horse

FEEDING THE STARVED HORSE It is an unfortunate fact that sometimes horses are neglected to the point of starvation. The task of helping these horses recover their health is difficult but there are many… Read more

Stud Protocol

VACCINATIONS - MARES Unless the vaccination history is known it should be assumed that the mare is unvaccinated. The majority of studs require that all mares are vaccinated against Strangles… Read more


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Alternative Therapies - Aloe Vera

The history of some commonly used "alternative medicines" - Aloe Vera (Article by Dr. Charissa Francies Smith BVSc Dip Ac Acacia Animal Care; AVA Queensland News; December 2010.)   Aloe Vera (Aloe… Read more

Alternative Therapies - Flaxseed

The history of some commonly used "alternative medicines" - FLAX SEED (Linseed) (Article by Dr. Charissa Francies Smith BVSc Dip Ac Acacia Animal Care; AVA Queensland News; December 2010.)   Linum… Read more

Light Reading

ANOTHER HORSE OWNER IS BORN So you've bought yourself a yearling? Congratulations, you're in for a lot of fun. The breaker confides that he likes your filly very much. Words and phrases like 'Intelligent'… Read more