Horse Podcast Ep 266: Taking Care of Your Horse’s Skin During Summer

Equestrian Adventuresses Travel and Horse Podcast Ep 266 - Taking Care of my Horse's Skin During Summer

Summer time is insect time and a lot of horses have problems with allergies, horse flies or midges. In today’s episode Ute talks with Daniela Vadehra, endurance rider, horse breeder and nutritionist about common skin problems we encounter with our horses during summer such as sweat itch, sun burn, mud fever or skin allergies and what we can do to help our horses getting through the hot season in shape.

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What are the important points in keeping your horse healthy and happy?

Nutrition is a big field and can help you in keeping yourself and your horse healthy and happy. Not only does it keep your horse in a good condition, you can influence your horse’s immune system in a positive way by keeping your horse well supplied with all the minerals and vitamins it needs.

The Equestrian Adventuresses Podcast will bring you information and tips about improving your horse’s nutrition regularly by talking with experts in the fields who are happy to share their expertise with you.

Our Guest today:

Daniela Vadehra (Austria)

Horse breeder, nutritionist, endurance rider and entrepreneur. Daniela lives together with her family in Lower Austria near Vienna and joins us once in a while on this podcast to discuss horse nutrition and health.

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  • What makes summer challenging for our horses?
  • How can we prepare our horses
  • Sweet Itch & insect related allergies
  • Sunburn

Thank you for tuning in and happy trails!

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