I recently saw a post on Facebook from an owner asking for alternative treats to POLO mints for her horse which had suffered from tying-up. She had been advised by her vet not to feed POLO mints because they are “loaded with carbohydrate”. This advice intrigued me. So I looked up the nutritional breakdown of POLO mints courtesy of TESCO. And yes, its true that POLO mints are loaded with carbohydrates. In
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A guide to how to help your horse adjust to his new home and reduce the risk of illness! Dr David Marlin (To download or view a PDF version of this article click here: HORSE MOVING HOME GUIDE MARLIN) Over the years I have come across many owners who bring a new horse home and have problems within the first few days or weeks. Transport, dehydration and changes in management, in particular changes in forage and feed, a
Dr David Marlin is a scientist with more than 20 years experience in physiology and biochemistry. His specialist areas include exercise physiology, respiratory and cardiovascular physiology and disease, thermoregulation, physiological measurement, imaging and diagnostic devices. He has worked with a variety of species including horses, dogs, cats and human subjects. One of David's highest profile projects was the research into the effects of heat and humidity in the lead up to the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.