January 31, 2024 2 min read

As the mercury rises, we must focus on the wellbeing of our four-legged companions. The Australian summer is not just about basking in the sunshine; it's a season that demands our vigilance against equine health hazards. Sunburn, sand colic, and laminitis are common issues facing our horses at this time of year. This article aims to shed light on these challenges and introduce you to the proactive measures you can take, including how Missy's Bucket supplements play a role in safeguarding your horse's health.

Sunburn: More Than Skin Deep

The Australian sun is as unforgiving to horses as it is to us, particularly for those with light-coloured coats or sensitive skin. Sunburn can cause discomfort and lead to more severe skin conditions (such as cancer). To protect our horses, ensure adequate shade, apply equine-friendly sunscreen, and consider protective coverings to their sensitive areas. Sun protection goes beyond just barriers. Missy's Bucket is rich in zinc and vitamin A, which are minerals that support skin health and healing, offering an internal line of support against UV damage.

Sand Colic: The Hidden Threat of Summer Grazing

Sand colic is a silent menace that lurks in sandy pastures where horses might ingest sand along with their forage. The accumulation of sand can lead to digestive discomfort or even severe colic. Preventive care includes providing clean, elevated feeding surfaces and ensuring your horse's gut health is at its peak. Feeding the horses Psyllium Husk can be helpful. We have a detailed article, How To Feed Psyllium Husk To Horses. Click Here  

Laminitis: A Summer Spoiler

The lush growth following the wet start to summer can be a double-edged sword, as it brings with it the risk of laminitis, a painful hoof inflammation. Managing grazing time and providing a diet low in non-structural carbohydrates are key preventative strategies. Missy's Bucket's carefully formulated supplement offers a low-sugar profile, making it an ideal addition to the diet of horses prone to laminitis, helping to maintain a healthy weight and metabolic balance.

We offer a vast range of resources on our website about treating laminitis in horses. Follow this link to explore articles that you may find helpful. Click here.

The Comprehensive Care of Missy's Bucket

With every scoop of Missy's Bucket, you're not just supplementing your horse's diet but contributing to a holistic defence system. Our formula is crafted to support not just one aspect of your horse's health but also to provide a comprehensive shield against a range of summer health challenges. 

Summer brings a unique set of challenges for horse owners, but these can be effectively managed with the right strategies and support from supplements like Missy's Bucket. By understanding the hazards and taking proactive steps, you can ensure that your horse remains healthy, happy, and ready to enjoy the season with you. Remember, prevention is always better than cure.

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