What does VDL Stud mean?

What does VDL Stud mean?

Wiepke van de Lageweg
It all started in 1972, when Wiepke van de Lageweg – who was big in the cattle business – decided to buy a mare to breed with as a hobby.

What does VDL mean in horses?

ORDER SEMEN. In 1972 Wiepke van de Lageweg bought his first horse for breeding. What started for him as a hobby with only one breeding mare , expanded into an international operating family company: VDL Stud.

Who owns Chacco blue?

Paul Schockemöhle
For 2021 and for the fifth consecutive year, Chacco-Blue is at the top of the rankings of the best show jumping stallions. Having been widely distributed by his owner Paul Schockemöhle, his offspring are ubiquitous at the CSI5* level.

Why does Cushing’s cause laminitis?

It is thought that increased bodily fat causes the insulin resistance, which in turn stops the animals from metabolising sugar and starch properly. This then causes an excess of insulin in the blood stream, leading to an increased risk of laminitis.

How much does it cost to test a horse for Cushing’s?

The test is performed Monday-Saturday, with results in one business day; the cost is $29.00 with a $6.00 accession fee. One drawback to this test is the need for multiple measurements at 15 and 19 hours post injection of dexamethasone.

What breed is explosion W?

The now 12-year-old KWPN gelding Explosion W (Chacco-Blue x Baloubet du Rouet) has since 2018 been one of the most consistent horses on the five-star circuit.

Can you still ride a horse with Cushings?

What should be the cut-off sign not to ride him? You should first consult with your veterinarian before beginning an exercise or riding program. However, generally speaking, horses with Cushing’s can be ridden like any other horse, particularly if the Cushing’s syndrome is well controlled with medication.

What are the first signs of Cushing’s disease in horses?

Clinical signs include increased coat length and delayed shedding of the winter coat, laminitis, lethargy, increased sweating, weight loss and excessive drinking and urinating. The disease primarily affects those over the age of 10, with 19 being the average age at diagnosis.

What is the best hay to feed a horse with Cushing’s?

Alfalfa averages 10-15% NSC, and oat hay is very high, averaging 22%. Alfalfa can be a good option for a horse with Cushings if they are a hard time holding their weight because it is more calorie-dense than grass hay.

What breed is Ben Maher’s horse?

Aachen, Germany – April 15, 2021 – In this edition of Breeders Uncovered, we speak to KWPN – Royal Dutch Sport Horse (Dutch Warmblood) 2019 Breeder of the Year, Willy Wijnen, who is responsible for producing British show jumper, Ben Maher’s (GBR) exceptional gelding, Explosion W (Chacco-Blue x Baloubet du Rouet).

What does LFG mean in horse breeding?

Live foal guarantee is a common provision in horse breeding contracts. It is a form of a warranty offered to the mare owner by the stallion owner. Basically, it says that if the mare fails to produce a live foal from the breeding, the stallion owner will breed the same mare again without charging another stud fee.

What is the life expectancy of a horse with Cushing’s?

Vets encourage owners of Cushing’s horses to decrease the amount of carbohydrates they feed (e.g., grains or other concentrates), maintain the horse at a healthy body condition score, and ensure his diet is properly balanced. Well-managed horses should live about five to seven years or more past diagnosis.

Is Cushing’s painful for horses?

As long as horses with Cushing’s disease are treated and monitored closely for any signs of pain (due to laminitis) or other abnormal characteristics of decreased quality of life, they are not thought to be suffering.

What is the life expectancy of a horse with Cushings?

Can a Cushings horse have alfalfa?

Alfalfa can be a good option for a horse with Cushings if they are a hard time holding their weight because it is more calorie-dense than grass hay.

Can horses with Cushings have grass?

Horses and ponies with both diseases have an increased risk of laminitis on grass. If your pony has not been tested for ID, or his ID has not been stabilized with diet, exercise and medications, then I don’t recommend allowing him any time on grass, no matter the season.

What happened to Nick Skelton?

Nick made a miraculous return to the sport in April 2002 after suffering what was believed to be a career-ending neck injury in 2000. He broke his C1 vertebra in two places and snapped a ligament which tore away a piece of his spine in a fall at a show in Cheshire.