Horse & Farm management
HORSE SENSE: Preventing West Nile Fever in horses
Irish Field Contributor
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has important information for those responsible for horses that travel to and from Europe on a frequent basis
13 August 2021 Farm management
HORSE SENSE: End of summer check-list
There are some jobs you can do around the yard now which you will be grateful for when the colder weather comes
13 August 2021 Farm management
HORSE SENSE: Preparation is key for successful clipping
Now is the perfect time to start getting organised for clipping your horse this autumn
HORSE SENSE: Shoes fit for an Olympian
Farriery and footing are two crucial keys to Olympic equine performance with the world's best in their fields working round the clock on both at Tokyo
6 August 2021 Hoofcare
HORSE SENSE: Top tips to pass your Pony Club test with flying colours
Some tips to make taking your Pony Club test a little easier
6 August 2021 Careers & education
HORSE SENSE: "If we don’t get with the programme we are part of the problem"
Teagasc Equine Specialist Wendy Conlon and Teagasc Drystock Advisor Aisling Molloy spoke to Morna McDowall about benefiting biodiversity alongside an equine enterprise
30 July 2021 Farm management
HORSE SENSE: Euthanasia and slaughter of equines - a mistake to conflate the two
Dr Joe Collins MVB PhD explains how euthanasia and slaughter of equines are not the same and that sometimes euthanasia is the best option from a welfare point of view
30 July 2021 Miscellaneous
HORSE SENSE: Carving a future for our sport
BHSI Performance Coach Brendán Bergin looks at how the equine industry can improve its public perception
23 July 2021 Training methods
HORSE SENSE: Correct animal management essential during Ireland's heatwave
Rachel Moriarty has tips to keep your horse, dog and yourself safe during the warm weather
23 July 2021 Miscellaneous
HORSE SENSE: Top tips to protect your horse from extreme heat
As temperatures continue to soar across the country, we have some guidelines to help keep your horse happy and healthy in the heat
21 July 2021 Stable management
HORSE SENSE: Selenium toxicity: “the poisonous lands”
Dr Karen Dunne explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of the rare condition selenium toxicity
2 July 2021 Veterinary
HORSE SENSE: How to: Body scoring your horse
The Henneke Scoring System is a handy tool for horse owners to evaluate their horses weight and body condition
11 June 2021 Nutrition