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Sweet Itch


Sweet itch (pruritis) is a skin condition that occurs in horses, ponies and other equines. An allergic reaction to bites from Culicoides midges, sweet itch will make the affected animal’s skin inflamed and itchy, and can cause horses to bite, scratch or rub at their skin. Some helpful info….


Rider Profile: Tony O’ Donoghue


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As part of our NutriScience/Mackeys Summer Tour league, we recently caught up with Tony O’Donoghue who won the opening round at Ballylawn, County Waterford. On the day Tony put in a fantastic round to win what turned out to be a really competitive opening leg. After reading below, you won’t wonder why he’s so competitive in the ring. One to watch for the future we think! Read about Tony…..


Six Facts About the RDS Dublin Horse Show


The Dublin Horse Show is a huge national and international favourite among the showjumping fraternity, and is as much a part of summer as Wimbledon. Indeed the Dublin Horseshow can take the credit for popularising showjumping in Ireland, always attracting major interest even from the non-showjumping public. Normally held in August, it has been brought forward this year due to the Olympics. This year’s show will run for five days, from Wednesday 20th to Sunday 24th July 2016 inclusive.
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Help your horse to thrive with a probiotic


Not all bacteria are bad. Friendly bacteria in your horse’s hindgut (The Good Guys) assist in the fermentation of fibre and the synthesis of protein and a host of B vitamins. Millions of friendly bacteria die naturally and are lost from your horse’s digestive tract every day. Replenishing these friendly bacteria is vital to supporting your horse’s normal digestion and immune function, helping your horse maintain weight and condition, along with health and vitality. Live yeast is scientifically proven to maintain this healthy balance of friendly bacteria.


Gastric Ulcers in Horses


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Although clinical signs of gastric ulcers in horses are subtle, the condition is quite common with some estimates suggesting nearly 50% of foals, and one out of every three stabled horses, may suffer from the condition. In addition, it is estimated that between 90% – 100% of racehorses and up to 60% of show horses suffer from ulcers.


Equine Lameness – a new perspective


Results from the UK’s National Equine Health Survey 2015 (published in the May edition of The Veterinary Nurse) have yielded some interesting information on lameness. The survey, which is co-ordinated by Blue Cross and has been running for five years, is already making significant inroads into our understanding of horse health.


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Here at NutriScience we’re delighted to launch our brand new website. It reflects our ongoing commitment to NutriScience customers world-wide, providing up-to-date information on our product and prices. The new site is faster, mobile friendly and easier to get around.