Equilume Announces Partnership with International Eventing Riders

Kildare, Ireland, 29th June 2020, Equilume, an Irish equine biotech firm offering lighting solutions for the international equine industry, has today announced a partnership with two high profile International Eventing riders, Sam Watson (IRE) and  P...

From the horse’s mouth: UK Stud Veterinarian recounts his experiences with Equilume lighting Copy

Stud veterinarian, Dr Pat Sells, qualified from Liverpool Veterinary School in 2007, winning the Pycock Equine Clinical Prize. After a period playing a James Herriot role in a rural Welsh mixed practice, he joined the prestigious Rossdale & Partn...

Perspectives of an Australian Sport Horse Breeder

“I am a warmblood breeder in Wagga Wagga NSW, breeding around six to eight mares each year, mostly using imported frozen semen. I have been using Equilume Light Masks on my dry mares since 2015 and have had great success with them. I initially...

The Benefits Of Light For Stallions

The Horse: A Long-Day Breeder Horses are long-day seasonal breeders, with reproductive activity coinciding with the long days of spring and summer, while the non-breeding season is associated with the shorter days of autumn and winter. This circannua...

Equilume Light Mask helps problematic mare go in foal

In the fall of 2017, Philip Snelgrove from Ontario, Canada acquired a reining-bred quarter horse mare with an excellent pedigree that he hoped to use as a pleasure riding horse and broodmare. However, later diagnosis proved she would be problematic t...

Why Mares Foal at Night – the Importance of Circadian Lighting

By Dr. Barbara Murphy, Equilume Founder & Chief Scientific Officer 66% of mares foal between the hours of 8pm and 1am. While this may result in many sleep-deprived nights for stable staff, night-time foaling has important physiological relevance....

Equilume at Arrowfield Stud

Equilume Light Masks are an integral component of the breeding management at one of Australia’s leading Thoroughbred nurseries, Arrowfield Stud in the Hunter Valley, NSW. General Manager Paul Messara tells us why they have proved to be such a useful...

New Pony Light Mask Size now available

Having successfully launched our new reusable Light Mask models in 2017, we are delighted to launch the Equilume Curragh- Pony Light Mask suitable for ponies under 13.2hh/138cms. The Equilume Curragh- Pony consists of a replaceable cup that provides...

Reduce costs with Equilume Performance Lighting

Equilume’s suite of products have been shown to reduce costs whether your horse is stabled, at pasture or travelling to competition. Equilume Light Mask Using the Light Mask means that your horse will receive the optimum light it needs for a slick sh...

Understanding Melatonin

So we now know that reproduction in seasonal breeding animals is regulated by light. But how is the changing day length communicated to the mare’s reproductive system? The answer is via a very important hormone called melatonin. Melatonin is a protei...