Keeping Your Equine Friends Calm During Fireworks ๐Ÿด๐ŸŽ†

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Take extra precautions during fireworks displays to guarantee the safety and tranquility of your horses. Keep them engaged with ample forage, such as hay, along with treats, licks, or safe toys to provide effective distractions. Exercise caution with their diet, especially if they are overweight or prone to laminitis.

To minimize the impact of loud bangs, leave a radio on, or consider using earplugs designed for competition use. Keeping lights on can help reduce the visibility of flashing lights. Ensure their stable is free from hazards and well-bedded to minimize injury risks.

As horses thrive on routine, introduce any changes, such as stabling adjustments or noise from radios, gradually well before Fireworks night to allow them to acclimate. If you have a horse with a history of adverse reactions to fireworks, consult your vet for guidance.

Consider the use of calmers like Super So Kalm, natural nutritional supplements designed to support horses in stressful situations and maintain a calm demeanor. Familiarize yourself with local fireworks displays to better prepare.

(currently firework displays are showing at Bluewaters and The Beach, JBR during Dubai Shopping Festival this January)

Ensure the safety of your stable and yard, fortifying perimeters to prevent harm if your horse becomes spooked and attempts to escape. Use Fireworks night as an opportunity to reviewย theย fire safety procedures at the facility where your horse isย  kept.

Stay composed, as horses can sense anxiety, and prioritize safety.

Further Insights on Calmers:

Calmers are not sedatives but natural nutritional supplements crafted to provide support for managing stress responses and maintaining a healthy nervous system. Equine America's Super So Kalm is available in a pasteย andย powder form.

Super So Kalm Powder and So Kalm Paste are intended for daily use, recommended starting at least 7 days before anticipated stressful events like Fireworks night. These options are ideal for unpredictably timed displays. For known events, a supplementary "top up" can be administered 1.5-2 hours before.

Super So Kalm paste, designed for direct administration into the mouth, contain key ingredients like magnesium, calcium, vitamin B1, and L-tryptophan. The addition of chamomile in the paste enhances its soothing properties.

Magnesium and calcium are crucial minerals for nerve function and muscle contraction. Vitamin B1 aids in nerve impulse transmission and cellular energy production, and L-tryptophan is an essential amino acid linked to serotonin, influencing mood.ย 

All supplements are BETA NOPS accredited and suitable for competition, including FEI and Racing Rules. For specific inquiries, contact our helpful sales team.

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