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Too Much Iron Can Be Detrimental to the Insulin Resistant Horse

Too Much Iron Can Be Detrimental to the Insulin Resistant Horse

Are you adding a supplement to your horse's diet that contains iron? If your horse is overweight, diagnosed with insulin resistance, or suffers from equine Cushing's disease, here's... more »

Aug 26, 2016 by in Feed/Supplements

Camelina Oil - Ever Heard of It?

Camelina Oil - Ever Heard of It?

Sometimes your horse will need additional calories to sustain high energy needs for work/performance, or to help with weight gain. In such a case, oil can be safely added to your horse's diet.... more »

Aug 25, 2016 by in Feed/Supplements

Veterinarian Versus Owner Vaccination of Horses

Veterinarian Versus Owner Vaccination of Horses

It seems like a simple process--uncap the needle, place it deep into the horse's muscle, attach the syringe, pull back to ensure there is no blood, and then inject 1-2 ml of material.... more »

Aug 24, 2016 by in Equine Health

Changing Professional Service Providers in a Professional Manner

Changing Professional Service Providers in a Professional Manner

Although you may have the utmost respect for the equine professional that is part of your horse's care-taking team, you may find that you have a different philosophy on how things should be... more »

Aug 23, 2016 by in Stable Management

Adding Therapies to Services Offered: Treadmills

Adding Therapies to Services Offered: Treadmills

Installing a treadmill is a large investment that can pay off quickly in the right stable or farm. Treadmills allow for controlled exercise routines on a forgiving and consistent surface. more »

Aug 22, 2016 by in Farm Equipment

Nutrition Problems in Horses: Aged Equines

Nutrition Problems in Horses: Aged Equines

An older horse experiences a variety of health and body conditions, ranging from too thin to too fat, while some remain in good flesh and good health. One of the main... more »

Aug 21, 2016 by in Equine Health

Is Your Horse At Risk for EHV-1?

Is Your Horse At Risk for EHV-1?

Equine herpesvirus type1 (EHV‐1) is a growing concern in the horse industry. This virus can live within horses for a long period of time, perhaps even throughout their entire life, making it a common... more »

Aug 19, 2016 by in Equine Health

What is PATH Intl. and What Do They Offer?

What is PATH Intl. and What Do They Offer?

The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) was founded in 1969 as the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) to promote safe and... more »

Aug 17, 2016 by in Stable Management

Savings Assessment and Tips on Saving

Savings Assessment and Tips on Saving

Michigan State University Extension recommends that you set some financial goals. Creating a spending plan is the first essential step in setting financial goals. It is important to know how much... more »

Aug 16, 2016 by in Stable Management

Beware of Credit Card Code Scam

Beware of Credit Card Code Scam

Beware of scammers trying to get the security code for your credit card... more »

Aug 15, 2016 by in Stable Management

Nutrition Problems in Horses: Obesity/Easy Keepers

Nutrition Problems in Horses: Obesity/Easy Keepers

An easy keeper seems to absorb nutrients from the barest minimum of food, sometimes affectionately called an "air fern." The overweight, easy keeper has a filled out frame, often rippling... more »

Aug 14, 2016 by in Equine Health

Tack Maintenance: Cleaning Non-Leather Tack

Tack Maintenance: Cleaning Non-Leather Tack

Today many traditional leather items are nylon, and this synthetic material has some advantages over leather. Nylon tack doesn't need oiling, and can be easily cleaned with soap and water... more »

Aug 11, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

5 Tips for Successful Stable Marketing

5 Tips for Successful Stable Marketing

Follow these tips to professionally market your farm or stable services. more »

Aug 10, 2016 by in Stable Management

Small Business Loans for Women

Small Business Loans for Women

There is a lot of money to be had for small-business development in the U.S., with banks, the government and private lenders making loan promises. Women-owned businesses have traditionally had less... more »

Aug 09, 2016 by in Stable Management

Tips on Buying Horse-Quality Hay

Tips on Buying Horse-Quality Hay

Summer is a prime time to purchase hay. Although submitting a hay analysis for forage nutritive value is always recommended, in some situations horse owners need to purchase hay before a hay sample... more »

Aug 08, 2016 in Feed/Supplements

 


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