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‘Spring Fever' – Fact or Fiction?

Ever wondered why your horse turns into a fire breathing dragon in Spring?   The grass has started to grow – its warmer, the sun is out and it’s also been raining – the perfect conditions for starch and fructans (sugar) to be produced more actively in grass. This brings with it the obvious issues we commonly associate with Spring such as weight gain and metabolic issues that increase the risk for laminitis. But often overlooked are the raised levels of potassium in grass at this time of year. High levels of potassium could certainly be the main culprit of our horses having behavioural issues at this time of year. The processing of this mineral causes depletion in the horse's...

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