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The War Against Obesity

The War Against Obesity Who doesn’t love to see a herd of shiny-coated horses grazing greedily in a sea of green grass? Turns out, there are quite a few people, including authorities on equine welfare who are keen for the equine community to recognize and appreciate the link between obesity and health hazards. “The issue of overweight horses is an important health risk that has become more and more prevalent over recent years,” says Sam Chubbock, BSc (Hons), Right Weight manager at World Horse Welfare (www.worldhorsewelfare.org/rightweight), in Norfolk, U.K. “Overweight

Health Concerns Related to Equine Obesity

Health Concerns Related to Equine Obesity Body condition, adiposity, and weight can affect a horse’s overall health status. Here’s we’ll discuss some of the specific health concerns for horses that are too fat (obese). Obesity is a serious health condition, but, unfortunately, many horse owners still look at a fat pony and think how cute it is, or look at a fat horse and compliment its big bone. However, science has now shown that adipose tissue (body fat) is more than merely a storage organ for fat (and therefore calories).

Planning a Diet for a Laminitic Horse

A laminitis diagnosis can be a life-changing event for both a horse and an owner. And when it comes to dietary changes for laminitic horses, owners might not know where to start. To that end, Jennifer A. Wrigley, CVT, the director of nursing for the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center Equi-Assist Home Care program, offered horse owners some tips for transitioning to a diet suitable for a laminitic horse. Ultimately, Wrigley said, properly feeding a horse with laminitis boils down to the answers to four

Pegus Point to Point Final at Cork Racecourse

Pulled Mussel had a easy victory under James ‘Corky’ Carroll , ran out a facile winner of the Pegus Horse Feed Point-To-Point Series Final Flat Race,  for trainer Robert Tyner. The son of Craigsteel won his point-to-point at Dromahane on his third career start in March, and having opened a 4/6 chance this morning, he went from 4/9 to 2/5 on-course. Having tracked the leaders throughout, the victorious bay travelled best as they entered the home straight, and when given a slap down the shoulder he went on, stretching clear a furlong and a half

Pegus Fuels Gold Cup Winner

  Michael Winters and Rebel Fitz wins the Grade 1 Powers Gold A 15 lengths verdict over sole remaining rival Bright New Dawn certainly fails to tell the full story, with the race totally changing complexion after Ballycasey fell two out.The 11/8 favourite had made the running to that point and was still travelling well with about a length advantage when making an uncharacteristic blunder at the penultimate fence.Rebel Fitz was left in front and Barry Geraghty soon had the 2/1 chance clear to record an ultimately decisive victory in

How Energy is measured in Horse Feed

What are the units used to measured energy content in horse feed , Click on Link for full article   Understand the energy content of feed

Liffey Mills and Pegus Horse Feed Nutritional Workshop

Liffey Mills and Pegus Horse Feed Nutritional Workshop . The workshops seen in excess of over 100 attendees who engaged the Speakers Roslyn Drew talking on Paddock and Grassland management and Declan Cullen of Pegus speaking on Fuelling the Equine athlete.Attendee Rebecca Brewer said “the speakers where absolutely fantastic, so knowledgable and informative. I learned loads of very valuable knowledge that I can use for my horse’s diets just the facts of quality over quantity. I have used Pegus now for quite some time but knowing what to give and

Congratulations to Sven Hanley

Congratulations to Sven Hanley netting a 1st and 2nd with Cassana winning the Grand Prix at Portmore Equestrian Centre and Quanbel in second. What a great start to the season for the Pegus Ambassador Rider .

Good Food Guide

  • Always ensure access to fresh water at all times
  • Feed by Weight, not Volume
  • Try and ensure feeding is regular and consistent
  • Adjust quantities of feed as necessary
  • Introduce changes to the horses diet slowly, as to reduce the incident of digestive upset
  • Ensure a good worming regime is in place
  • Check teeth regularly
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"Health mares produce health foals and Ive really seen the benefit of feeding Pegus Triple E to our operation   of Mares, Foals and sale horses , they all Look fantastic"

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Cally Berry MRCVS “Berry Bloodstock”
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"Health mares produce health foals and Ive really seen the benefit of feeding Pegus Triple E to our operation   of Mares, Foals and sale horses , they all Look fantastic"

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