Everyone at the barn is talking and your horse has it. But what is it? They walk around the corner talking and pointing at 'Trigger' like he is from Mars!
Depending on where you live, the same season can generate vastly different responses and management issues. Summer is a perfect example. Owners in northern states heave a sigh of relief that winter is finally gone and their horses can spend more time outside. Meanwhile, owners in states with notoriously long, hot summers are gearing up to help horses battle the heat and humidity.
The full portfolio of Zoetis equine gel and paste dewormers now have a fresh look. Quest® and Quest® Plus Gel, Anthelcide® EQ Paste and Strongid® Paste remain the same trusted formulations; however, the new packaging reflects the season the product may be most effective in treating and controlling equine parasites.
The quantity of protein in the diet is important but even more so, is its quality. To achieve this, we need to include additional protein sources to a forage-based diet. It all has to do with the way the body digests and utilizes protein.
While dogs are vaccinated against rabies without question, the majority of horses – who are often at higher risk – are not vaccinated.
By Jackie Fletcher There are 920,000 cases of colic in horses each year with approximately 64,000 deaths as estimated by the American Horse Council. The gap in knowledge regarding a horse’s diet and harmful grasses is apparent among the 2 million people owning horses in the US. The best diet for horses includes at least […]
By Cathy Woods, Cowgirl/Yogini National Yoga Teacher and Creator of Body, Mind, Equine TM As a long- time trail rider and yogi, I find it natural to apply yogic principles to my horsemanship from ground to saddle. This might seem like a foreign concept, but if you have interest in yoga and horses I invite […]
We’ve always heard that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but keeping an equine athlete happy, healthy, and, most importantly, sound goes beyond a Granny Smith. Ensuring soundness actually takes a well-formulated team of specialists.
The science of equine nutrition is very different today than it was only a short time ago. As we learn more about how horses digest and utilize nutrients from feeds, and as more feeds become available, our feed choices broaden and change. We have recently learned that digestibility of a feed is almost as important as its nutrient content.
I've heard it all ... "You've lost your place in the herd, she doesn't respect you. She looks fine. You need to ride her more. She's smart, but she's lazy. It's her hocks. It's her stifle. If I were you, I'd sell her and get a horse you can ride."