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Processed feeds are especially prone to short shelf life, but there’s no requirement for formal expiry dates.

Past their best dates need to be adhered to, but they aren’t always obvious

How medications are stored matters a great deal, and manufactured feed doesn’t last forever

Modern horse keeping carries a responsibility of housekeeping that pertains to periodically reviewing the expiry dates of products routinely used in the care of the horse. Most horse owners will immediately consider the expiry dates of drugs and medications, however, there are other items that also carry expiry dates that may be even more relevant […] Read more

Horse owners and riders urged to take survey

Survey closes Oct. 31

The Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada is conducting a survey to gauge awareness, implementation, and compliance with the Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Equines. The code, released in 2013, is a comprehensive guideline covering basic food and water needs; shelter; freedom of movement; companionship; veterinary and farrier care; husbandry practice; and […] Read more


Healthy hooves are the result of many factors

Horse Health: A horse’s lifestyle and diet can make a major difference in hoof health

The hoof responds to everything it experiences in its environment as well as everything going on within the body. Inseparably tied to the body, a sound foot depends on more than a correct trim. This in no way dismisses or diminishes the importance of a proper hoof trim, rather places the trim in its rightful […] Read more