Water Troughs - Paddock Care 

• Placement: Position the water trough in a location easily accessible to all horses in the field. It should be in a level area to prevent water spillage and make it more comfortable for the horses to drink. 
 
• Number of Troughs: Ensure there are enough water troughs available to avoid overcrowding and competition among the horses. A general rule is to have one water trough for every 5-10 horses. 
 
• Material: Water troughs are commonly made of plastic, metal, or rubber. Each material has its advantages and disadvantages. Metal troughs may be more durable but can be prone to extreme temperature variations. Plastic and rubber troughs are generally easier to clean and maintain but may not be as sturdy. 
 
• Cleaning: Regularly clean the water troughs to prevent the growth of algae, bacteria, and parasites. Horses may avoid drinking from dirty water, which can lead to dehydration and other health issues. 
 
• Refilling: Check and refill the water troughs daily, especially during hot weather when horses may drink more frequently. 
 
• Overflow Prevention: Install overflow pipes or plugs to prevent the water troughs from overflowing and creating muddy areas around the trough. 
 
• Accessibility: Make sure the water trough is easy for the horses to reach, especially for young or elderly animals. Using a step or platform can help with accessibility. 
 
• Cover or Shade: If possible, provide a shade or cover over the water trough area to protect it from direct sunlight and keep the water cooler. 
 
Remember, water is a critical component of a horse's diet and well-being, so proper management of water troughs is essential to ensure your horses stay healthy and hydrated. Regularly inspect the troughs and surrounding areas to maintain a clean and safe water supply for your horses. 
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McVeigh Parker are a UK-based Fencing, Agricultural and Landscape suppliers, offering high-quality, cost-effective products to the trade, corporate, contractor and retail sectors, with a trading history of over 40 years With thousands of products in stock to order, in store, online, by phone or e mail – including leading brands such as Xfence, Clipex, Triple X, Gripple, Gallagher, IAE, Onduline, Dura2 timber to name a few – McVeigh Parker aims to become your first port of call for all your fencing and farm supplies. We have a very experienced specialist team that can act as your consultant, helping you design specifications and tender drawings, listing the very latest and best performing products available. Why not join thousands of satisfied customers who rely on us as their dedicated supplier. However, if you can’t find what you require or you have a special request, please ask us first, we pride ourselves on finding the most effective and best value solutions. We have our own fleet in excess of 50 vehicles ready for a fast efficient and reliable delivery. We offer an extensive range of products for a vast array of applications at very competitive prices.

McVeigh Parker Berkshire
Southend, Bradfield, Reading RG7 6HA
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Thornden Farm, Lenham Road, Headcorn TN27 9LH
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Shire Agri

We are a local company based in the OX15 area supporting farming businesses, equestrian yards, fencing contractors & small holders.

Shire Agri
Mead Farm, Mead Road, Barford St John Banbury, Oxon. OX15 0PW
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Since 2014 we have been located in the heart of the cotswolds, between Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh. 2022 marks the opening of our new Thame, Oxfordshire branch; enabling us to serve a wider range radius including the South-East of England. Both stores benefit from free delivery within 50 miles*, which means if you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you! Our extensive online and in-store range covers around 15,000 product lines. As well as making sure your visit to our stores is as efficient as possible, we are also constantly optimizing our website to ensure it is as simple and easy to use for you. If you cannot find what you’re looking for on our site, feel free to call either one of the StowAg shops to speak to one of our sales assistants who will be on hand to point you in the right direction.

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