Like humans, horses can sometimes benefit from using natural products. From garlic sprays that act as a fly shield, or applying witch hazel on recent cuts — natural grooming products can easily become a part of your grooming regimen.
by Gayle Ecker Fall and winter is a time of lovely colors, family get-togethers and winding down the busy show season. However, it is often a time of increased colic calls to veterinarians.
Before you enter into the arena of keeping a stallion on your property, you should acquaint yourself with what actually happens at breeding time. Visiting an established breeding shed in your area is a good way to do this.
by Dr. Justin High, DVM One of the hallmarks of a true show horse is to have a slick, shiny hair coat in the middle of winter. Everyone knows how much work it takes to keep a horse slick and fit in the summer, much less in cold weather, so if you can do that, you can pretty much do anything.
About three months of age the foal's digestive system starts to change, making it able to digest forage and grain. The foal now needs microbes. The manure from an adult horse contains microbes originating from the adult's large intestine.
The American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) 63rd Annual Convention, held Nov. 17–21 in San Antonio, Texas, dispensed the essential knowledge, emerging diagnostics and newest treatments across the medical spectrum to help practitioners provide optimal care to their equine patients. Convention attendance comprised 5,344 veterinary professionals, students, guests and exhibitors from across the United States, Canada […]
Anybody that owns a horse knows how expensive it is to feed and properly take care of our equine friends. As a result many owners have sought out a cheaper way of treating and preventing health problems in their horses.
Horses with dental problems may show obvious signs, such as pain or irritation, or they may show no noticeable signs at all. This is because some horses simply adapt to their discomfort. For this reason, periodic dental examinations are essential to your horse's health.
Winter is here ... Are you prepared? This is the time to do your cleaning and preparing for the weather. Old man winter can come on fast and furious, so preparation is always the key. Do everything you can to protect your investment and your equines by having things in working order.
The height of travel season is upon us and horses will soon be traveling throughout the U.S. and beyond for winter competition. Some horses don’t fare well during a long trip, be it heading south for the winter or across the state to traverse new trails.