Horse Care: Bracken Poisoning Explained

9 August 2023
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Bracken ferns are poisonous to horses, as they contain a toxic enzyme known as thiamase. This enzyme prohibits the absorption and utilisation of vitamin B1 and leads to impaired cellular respiration and the development of neurological problems. Some curious horses will develop a taste for bracken, while others will avoid it unless they don't have enough edible plants in the field they graze in. Read on for more information on bracken poisoning. Read More 

4 Ways Trimming Your Dog’s Nails Can Prevent Them from Harm

3 March 2023
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You might love your dog, but you probably don't like trimming their nails. Truth be told, dogs don't tend to like it much either, and this can make trimming their nails a real chore. Unfortunately, it's often more important than many owners realise. While dogs sometimes wear down their nails naturally as they move around, it's relatively common for them to need some additional help from a human with a pair of nail clippers. Read More