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Dr. Getty Reminds You: Cecum Exit Defies Gravity

Dr. Getty Reminds You: Cecum Exit Defies Gravity

And you should pay attention to this because… For digested material to exit, it has to actually defy gravity! To process food, the cecum contracts to push the contents out the top. To do this... more »

Jul 30, 2015 by in Equine Health

Equine Tyzzer's Disease Update: January 1993-April 2015

Equine Tyzzer's Disease Update: January 1993-April 2015

Tyzzer's disease was originally described in mice in 1917, and since then has been diagnosed in multiple species of domestic animals and wildlife worldwide. Tyzzer's disease is highly... more »

Jul 29, 2015 by in Equine Health

Pasture and Hay for Underweight Horses

Pasture and Hay for Underweight Horses

Credit: Thinkstock A well-maintained, lush pasture can be a nutritional paradise for an underweight horse, offering plenty of energy and other nutrients to fuel weight gain and boost... more »

Jul 28, 2015 by in Feed/Supplements

Please Help Us with Stable Management's School Horse Survey

Please Help Us with Stable Management's School Horse Survey

Stable Management encourages our readers to let us know topics they are interested in learning more about through surveys, our Forums and by direct contact. In addition to our annual Salary Survey, we... more »

Jul 27, 2015 by in Stable Management

Feeding Horses with HYPP

Feeding Horses with HYPP

Clinical signs of hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HYPP), a metabolic disease characterized by muscle twitching and trembling, coincide with excessive potassium concentrations in the blood.... more »

Jul 27, 2015 by in Feed/Supplements

Other Drought Risks for Horses: Toxicity and Sand Colic

Other Drought Risks for Horses: Toxicity and Sand Colic

With water deficits come some unexpected consequences. Hay may be at a premium and you may be inclined to feed less of it and/or use hay substitutes (discussed in another segment). Horses like to chew... more »

Jul 26, 2015 by in Equine Health

If You Hear Thunder, You and Your Horses Are At Risk

If You Hear Thunder, You and Your Horses Are At Risk

Let's just jump to the bottom line: If you hear thunder you (and your horse) can be struck by lightning. Summer is the long-awaited horseback riding, horse event, and trail riding season... more »

Jul 25, 2015 by in Equine Health

Atopic Dermatitis in Horses

Atopic Dermatitis in Horses

Atopic dermatitis, defined as an allergic reaction to environmental allergens (pollens, barn dust, molds, etc.), is probably more common in horses than currently reported. It may be seasonal or, in... more »

Jul 24, 2015 by in Equine Health

Research on Weight Gain in Foals on Pasture

Research on Weight Gain in Foals on Pasture

Researchers from the University of Kentucky have shown that pasture growing conditions can influence average daily gain (ADG) in foals. A group of 320 Thoroughbred foals were regularly weighed... more »

Jul 23, 2015 by in Feed/Supplements

Introducing Your Horse to Fly Spray Video

Introducing Your Horse to Fly Spray Video

The Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) has a series of educational videos designed for their riding instructor member and horse owners. We have partnered with CHA to bring some of... more »

Jul 22, 2015 by in Video Room

Equine Arena Maintenance

Equine Arena Maintenance

Your dream finally came true. After saving up your pennies and spending time and money working with a contractor to clear an area and lay a foundation, you've built a riding arena of your own.... more »

Jul 21, 2015 by in Barns/Grounds

Controlling Nuisance Birds

Controlling Nuisance Birds

Birds are a welcome sight in many settings both for their beauty and for being a predator of pesky, disease-carrying insects. "I have had several nests of birds in the barn loft for years with no... more »

Jul 20, 2015 by in Barns/Grounds

Equine Hay Purchases and Substitutes During Drought

Equine Hay Purchases and Substitutes During Drought

When pasture resources are scarce and water is at a premium for growing hay, forage substitutes become an essential part of horse management. Hay prices often skyrocket during drought because of... more »

Jul 19, 2015 by in Barns/Grounds

Horse Tack Maintenance: Saddle Cleaning Tips

Horse Tack Maintenance: Saddle Cleaning Tips

Proper saddle care is important to keep the leather in good repair and extend the life of the saddle. Cary Schwarz, saddle maker in Salmon, Idaho, has several tips for cleaning a saddle... more »

Jul 18, 2015 by in Grooming/Tack

Fifth Annual Stable Management Salary Survey Now Open

Fifth Annual Stable Management Salary Survey Now Open

Today we are sending out our annual Salary Survey to help us understand the trends in our industry. You can only respond to the survey once, but if for any reason you don't receive a separate email,... more »

Jul 17, 2015 by in Stable Management

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