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Horse too thin, gaining weight

A lot of horses loose condition in winter. This could have been caused by, for instance, a worm infection, teeth problems, stress or pain. You have to call the vet when a horse looses weight very quickly. But more...
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Fast and slow releasing energy

There are several equestrian disciplines and each discipline requires different skills from the horse and rider. For dressage you need discipline, patience and stamina. On race courses you see super sprinters who...
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Muscles

The muscular system of the horse has several functions. It keeps the bones of the horse together, it also gives the horse the ability to move and it is a source of warmth. Muscles get their nutrition from carbohydrates...
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Joints

A joint is the point of connection between two (or more) bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion). To facilitate movement, the bones of a joint are shaped to match perfectly (ball- and socket)....
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The incredible power of linseed

We all know that the oil from linseed, gives your horse a beautifully shiny coat. But did you know that linseed also contains many healthy unsaturated fats such as linolic acid? And that linseed in combination with...
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Injuries

Injuries occur in every sport. It happens to people as well as horses. A horse is considered lame when pain causes him to alter the usual weight distribution on one or more limbs. Lameness can be the result of...
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Magnesium: a matter of life or death

Magnesium, together with calcium, plays an important role in the mechanism of the muscles. In simple terms, calcium looks after the tension of the muscles and magnesium looks after the relaxation. It does happen...
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Proteins up close

Of all the components of your horse’s diet, protein is probably the most misunderstood. Long assumed to function as an energy source for the body, protein mainly functions to provide amino acids (the building...
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How the muscles acidify less quickly

In this article, we draw on scientific research to explain how the supplement Pavo MuscleCare is formulated and which substances are important for sport horses. Hard training and irregular work take their toll...
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Roughage analysis is a must

Roughage contains less and less energy and protein. This is shown by the analyses carried out by Pavo during the last decade. How much energy and proteins does your roughage contain? Having roughage analyzed...
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Proteins are necessary for muscles

Did you know that a sport horse needs about 1000-1200 grams proteins a day? An average horse will take in approximately 9 kg of feeding stuff a day. At least one kilo of this should consist of protein. “This...
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