PARSIPPANY, N.J., June 27, 2019 — The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) released updated equine parasite control guidelines earlier this month, providing unified strategies for veterinarians and horse owners in diagnosing and controlling equine parasites. The guidelines, first released in 2013, continue to support an individualized deworming approach for horses using targeted treatments at appropriate dosage […]
Courtesy of Equine Journal, written by Terisé Cole You know if your horse didn’t eat all of his grain, if one leg’s tendon is a few degrees warmer than the other, and can find the tiniest scrape in the most inconspicuous place, but can you rattle off your horse’s vital signs? Knowing these basic ranges for […]
Nutrition affects your horse’s hooves, but balance is essential for hoof health. The need for balance seems to arise in every aspect of horse riding and ownership. Your trainer will push for a balanced ride. Your farrier will trim and shoe for a balanced hoof. And, perhaps most importantly, you aim to provide your horse […]
Horse owners who want their horses to be as healthy as possible should focus on developing their topline. That conclusion is based on a survey of American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), which showed that seven out of 10 equine veterinarians consider adequate muscling surrounding/supporting the horse’s spine (topline) is key to equine well-being. Sponsored […]
Colostrum – you know it as the mare’s first milk. It is a complex fluid, rich in nutrients and immune-regulating compounds, all designed to give the newborn foal the immune support he needs to thrive. Unlike humans, who are born with an initial level of immunity, newborn horses do not benefit from any placental transfer […]
Are you tempted to cut your grass, then rake it into soft, fragrant, tasty piles of clippings for your horse to nibble? According to equine nutrition expert Dr. Juliet Getty, this should be the last thing you encourage your horse to eat. It has to do with that extra step: raking.
This July, the Land Rover Great Meadow International will be hosting the very first FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing competition ever held in the United States. Great Meadow has teamed up with one of its sponsors, Equi Cool Down, to provide another first for this exciting event – Emergency Cooling Stations for horses, riders and even […]
True, gradual weight loss can be achieved by creating an environment that allows horses to eat and behave in sync with their normal instincts. Hormones such as insulin, cortisol, and leptin are in homeostasis, where the body achieves a state of equilibrium and performs as it should. It starts with making the horse feel safe. […]
Horses that travel and work in rough country do best while wearing well-fitting shoes. At least that’s a good place to start, say veteran farrier Ted Shanks and shoeing partner Antone Teves. With nearly 50 collective years of shoeing experience between them, Shanks and Teves have earned a reputation for producing sound horses and satisfies […]
Spring is almost upon us in most of the country, so it’s time to revisit that critical topic: spring grazing.