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Can Horses and Cattle have Same Salt or Mineral Blocks?

Can Horses and Cattle have Same Salt or Mineral Blocks?

Plain white salt blocks are safe and palatable for both cattle and horses. The classic red trace mineral block formulated for cattle is not dangerous for horses; it just doesn't have enough of... more »

Dec 19, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

Does That “Hay Belly” Really Mean Your Horse is Fat?

Does That “Hay Belly” Really Mean Your Horse is Fat?

Ever been told that your horse has a hay belly and needs to lose weight? Well, relax! He's not fat, he just has gas! In fact, gas production is normal and healthy. It indicates that your horse... more »

Dec 18, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

Equine Guelph Urges Riders to Wear Helmets

Equine Guelph Urges Riders to Wear Helmets

Helmet head might be unflattering, but is it worth risking vegetable brain? No matter what the riding discipline, wearing a helmet is one of the best ways to plan ahead to minimize the chance of a... more »

Dec 17, 2014 by in Stable Management

Keeping Horses Comfortable During Winter Travel

Keeping Horses Comfortable During Winter Travel

Winter travel for horse owners creates a fear of trailering due to the lack of confidence as to whether or not our horse is comfortable. While we have the amenity of a heated vehicle and some of us... more »

Dec 16, 2014 by in Equine Health

Research Delves into Show Jumper Diets

Research Delves into Show Jumper Diets

In the wild, horses spend the bulk of each day grazing, picking and choosing what they will consume to balance out their own diet. Domesticated horses, on the other hand, are at the mercy of their... more »

Dec 15, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

Advantages of Field Hay Feeders

Advantages of Field Hay Feeders

Throwing hay on the ground typically creates a lot of wastage as the horses trample it into the dirt making it unpalatable and/or the wind blows loose hay away. Confining hay within a safe feeder can... more »

Dec 14, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

For most of the United States, winter came early this year. According to The Weather Channel, since mid-November there have been more than 400 cold and record-breaking lows covering 43 states. With... more »

Dec 13, 2014 by in Stable Management

Second Careers for Racehorses: The Transition from Racetrack to Ribbons

Second Careers for Racehorses: The Transition from Racetrack to Ribbons

Many ex-racehorses are finding second careers once their racing days are over, thanks to the ever-increasing awareness of what these multi-talented athletes can do off the track. As a result of this... more »

Dec 12, 2014 by in Equine Health

Three Tips on Email and Texting Etiquette

Three Tips on Email and Texting Etiquette

If you don't have an email list and cell phone number for your clients and potential clients, then you are missing the boat on expanding your communication with your customers. But even in this day and age... more »

Dec 11, 2014 by in Stable Management

Twin Reduction, Management and Results

Twin Reduction, Management and Results

With breeding season fast approaching, I’ve been given the opportunity to discuss one of the common reproductive procedures performed on mares: twin reduction. Twins are a common occurrence in our practice... more »

Dec 10, 2014 by in Equine Health

Nutritional Requirements of Horses Change in Winter

Nutritional Requirements of Horses Change in Winter

In parts of the world where winter is approaching, owners need to think about how their horses' daily nutritional requirements will change, and how to adapt management practices so they will... more »

Dec 09, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

University of Minnesota Delves into Shivers in Horses

University of Minnesota Delves into Shivers in Horses

Shivers (also called shivering) is a chronic hind limb movement disorder that has been reported to affect horses for over a century. The term shivers comes from the... more »

Dec 08, 2014 in Equine Health

Feeding Hay on Ground vs. Feeder

Feeding Hay on Ground vs. Feeder

When feeding horses, there seems to be two differing philosophies: One is to encourage eating off the ground, while the other presents hay in a feeder system that elevates it to at least chest... more »

Dec 07, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

USDA 2012 Census of Ag Available

USDA 2012 Census of Ag Available

The horse industry has never done a good job of tracking the number of equids that are in our country. There have been a variety of surveys by private, industry and governmental agencies over the... more »

Dec 05, 2014 by in Stable Management

Get Ready for 2015!

Get Ready for 2015!

This year is quickly coming to an end, which means if you haven't already prepared and planned for 2015, now is the time to do it! more »

Dec 03, 2014 by in Stable Management

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  • Best Ways to Feed Horse Treats

    Dec 22, 2014

    During the holidays, horse lovers tend to give treats to their horses and fellow riders as a way to spread holiday cheer. It's an easy gift that everyone seems to enjoy and with new brands...

  • ACTHA Post Solid Gains 2014

    Dec 21, 2014

    "It is never as much as we want, but we'll take a 33% gain over the previous year as long as we can keep the lights on and keep horses employed in record numbers," stated Tom Scrima, ACTHA's...

  • FITS Introduces All Mesh Hunt Coat

    Dec 21, 2014
    FITS Introduces All Mesh Hunt Coat

    An all mesh show coat? YES! Air moves right through the Zephyr II, evaporating sweat and keeping you cool--all the while looking traditionally marvelous. The Zephyr II features a single...

  • SaddleLockers Announces Fox-Pitt Sponsorship; $100 Holiday Discount

    Dec 20, 2014

    While keeping the valuable tack of professional equestrians safe and secure, SaddleLockers is finally letting the barn cat out of the bag to proudly reveal that its first product ambassador is...

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