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Horse care

The Irish Field’s horse management and veterinary columns, Horse Sense and Hands On, provide you with up to date information on horse care. Browse through our many tutorials, interviews and features for helpful tips and advice.
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Equestrian coach and author, William Micklem describes how to recognise abuse of the horse
By Irish Field Contributor on 16 February 2018
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Equestrian coach and author, William Micklem discusses the recent social media outcry regarding a video of a USA rider struggling to do an international dressage test
By Irish Field Contributor on 16 February 2018
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An alarm system is could be reliable and cost effective solution for small to medium stud farms who may not have the volume of mares to warrant a dedicated night watchman
By Leanne O'Sullivan on 09 February 2018
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Early handling of a foal can make later training much easier, here is our advice
By Leanne O'Sullivan on 09 February 2018
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Foaling can occur any time between day 310 and 370 of pregnancy, here is our advice on how to prepare
By Leanne O'Sullivan on 09 February 2018
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Gerry Ross, Manager of Kenilworth House Stud and owner of Limekiln Stud, talks to Aisling Crowe about foaling preparations and after-care
By Irish Field Contributor on 09 February 2018
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Specialist in Equine Medicine, Dr Desmond Leadon explains how Ubiquinol is consumed during strenuous exercise and how it can be replaced
By Irish Field Contributor on 09 February 2018
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Diarrhoea is commonly seen in foals, but good hygiene practices and supportive care can aid hydration and recovery, says the experts at Foran Equine
By Irish Field Contributor on 09 February 2018
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A mare's parturition or labour is divided into three stages. Here is how to recognise the signs
By Leanne O'Sullivan on 09 February 2018
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Sarah Stoneham, Veterinary Nutritionist at TopSpec, has the following advice for breeders in the lead-up to foaling
By Irish Field Contributor on 09 February 2018
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It was exciting to see new equine technology, not just in development mode but now available to buy, at BETA 2018, writes technology expert Phoebe Bright
By Irish Field Contributor on 02 February 2018
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A chifney bit is a useful addition to your tack room but it’s not something you will need to use every day or on every horse, cautions veterinary surgeon Karen Dunne
By Irish Field Contributor on 02 February 2018
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