Leading a Horse to Water

Water should always be available to horses; it is essential for digestion and waste elimination. The body's chemical reactions, cellular reactions, transporting of nutrients and wastes, temperature regulation,Water should always be available to horses; it is essential for digestion and waste elimination. The body's chemical reactions, cellular reactions, transporting of nutrients and wastes, temperature regulation,

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Signs of Dehydration in Your Horse

During hot weather, or when working hard, the horse sweats to cool himself. If he gets short of water on a hot day (if his water tub is empty or an automatic waterer quits working) or has a fever and doesn't drink enough or has diarrhea, he may become dehydrated. The most common cause of dehydration is loss of fluid from extensive sweating during hard work or a long ride. The rider should be aware of subtle signs of dehydration — and slow down or halt a workout before the horse becomes seriously dehydrated.

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It's Hay Making Time!

"For sale - Grass hay for horses. 50 pound bales. $5.00 a bale.  Delivery available." 
 
Ads similar to this will be appearing across the country as the weather allows farmers to start making hay.  But the advertisement leaves several unanswered questions. 

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Purina Animal Nutrition Continues to Give Horses a Second Chance through A Home for Every Horse

Purina Animal Nutrition has once again pledged up to $150,000 in free feed to equine rescue shelters through its continuing partnership with A Home for Every Horse, a program dedicated to finding homes for horses in need of adoption or fostering. For the fourth consecutive year, Purina has pledged a donation of at least $125,000. From May 5, 2015, to September 5, 2015, Purina invites horse lovers to help donate up to an additional $25,000 in feed for rescue shelters by spreading the news and sharing their own stories.

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Palm Beach Equine Clinic Vets Hit the Road for Summer

Several of Palm Beach Equine Clinic’s knowledgeable veterinarians will be traveling throughout the United States this summer and will be accessible to clients nationwide.

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5 Things You Should Know About Feeding Your Horse

Back in the day, many of us who grew up with horses had a more “traditional” view of feeding and equine nutrition. Thanks to ongoing scientific research, our horses can now enjoy an improved level of nutrition, performance and appearance. Here are five important things to know about feeding your horse:

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Purina Animal Nutrition Announces 2015 Horse Owner Workshop Events

Purina announces its 2015 Horse Owner Workshop (HOW®) events. During this nationwide program, Purina retailers will host local education events from January – June 2015, sharing their expertise and knowledge of horse nutrition, management and care.

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What to Know About GMO Horse Feed

I ran across an article on the internet the other day about how dangerous it is to feed beet pulp to horses because it is GMO.  The article stated that feeding beet pulp would cause renal failure, tumors, cancer, fertility issues, digestion problems and a suppressed immune system.  

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Weaning: Stress Can be Minimized by Management

by Kentucky Equine Research

Every foal has to go through it; every owner admits to some worries about it; and almost everyone survives it. For something that happens every year, weaning never seems to take on the status of "just another day's work." Separating a foal from its dam is guaranteed to produce some anxiety in both animals. Managers can minimize problems by weaning at the optimum time and by implementing a set of management steps for both mares and foals.

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Equine Immunization Support Guarantee Expands to Include Equine Herpesvirus Types 1 and 4

Zoetis has expanded the Equine Immunization Support Guarantee (ISG) to include the respiratory forms of Equine Herpesvirus Type 1 (EHV-1) and Type 4 (EHV-4) viruses.

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