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Horse Owners Should Prepare for Wildfires

Horse Owners Should Prepare for Wildfires

Wildfires can occur in almost any area, but there are certain parts of the United States that are more prone to wildfires. But no matter your geographic location, if a wildfire is possible in your... more »

Oct 02, 2014 by in Barns/Grounds

Preparing Your Horse for Winter Transport

Preparing Your Horse for Winter Transport

It’s that time of year again. The warm weather is quickly coming to an end and that means that many performance horses will be shipping to a warmer, more southern, locale for the winter... more »

Oct 01, 2014 by in Equine Health

Research on Grazing Behavior in Horses

Research on Grazing Behavior in Horses

An article in Journal of Equine Veterinary Science presented information on production and environmental impacts of grazing that might be of interest to horse owners and property managers. Some of the... more »

Sep 29, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

Compounding Pharmacies, The Real Truth

Compounding Pharmacies, The Real Truth

"Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health [and] the... more »

Sep 27, 2014 by in Equine Health

Tips for Horse Owners to Avoid Lockouts

Tips for Horse Owners to Avoid Lockouts

Each year, technology seems to advance in every way possible. From smart phones that have the ability to track our eating habits and daily exercise routines to the seamless work of the drone, a device... more »

Sep 26, 2014 by in Farm Equipment

Advice to Help Avoid Colic when Transitioning to Hay

Advice to Help Avoid Colic when Transitioning to Hay

The crisp, cool temperatures of fall are delightful for human and horse alike. But as nature slips toward a dormant state, hay becomes the forage of choice for most horses. Hay is dead grass. Once... more »

Sep 25, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

Horses Can Have Eye Worms

Horses Can Have Eye Worms

Most horse owners have heard about strongyles, bots, ascarids, and various other parasites that live in the equine gastrointestinal tract. Collectively known as worms, these parasites can be kept in... more »

Sep 22, 2014 by in Equine Health

Corneal Transplants in the Horse

Corneal Transplants in the Horse

Because of the horse's prominent eye and outdoor environment, injuries to the eye are quite common. Prompt treatment is essential as these injuries can threaten a horse's vision. Common... more »

Sep 20, 2014 by in Equine Health

Making the Most of Your Riding Space

Making the Most of Your Riding Space

In many areas of the country, we are losing space to ride and keep horses as developments encroach into what were once rural areas. Fields and forests are being replaced with homes and shopping centers... more »

Sep 19, 2014 by in Barns/Grounds

Tips for Getting Horses to Drink Strange Water

Tips for Getting Horses to Drink Strange Water

Is your horse picky about drinking water when he's away from home? Maybe the local water smells or tastes just a little bit different from what he's used to, and this is enough to back him... more »

Sep 17, 2014 by in Equine Health

Equine Weight Management Surveys for Farriers, Owners and Veterinarians

Equine Weight Management Surveys for Farriers, Owners and Veterinarians

A survey-based research project is being conducted by Melissa Kelson, a student at the Royal Veterinary College in Great Britain, to compare and contrast the evaluation of body condition by owners,... more »

Sep 16, 2014 by in Equine Health

Let the Germs Get the Worms Research Update

Let the Germs Get the Worms Research Update

We have been busy here in the laboratory working on a number of different research projects. One of these is our "Let the germs get the worms" project. Thanks to all of you out there, we have raised... more »

Sep 15, 2014 by in Equine Health

Sudden Behavior Changes in Your Horse; What is the Source?

Sudden Behavior Changes in Your Horse; What is the Source?

Are you baffled by the sudden change in your horse's behavior? Did it seem to come on suddenly, out of the blue with no warning? Is your horse trying to bite or kick you, getting... more »

Sep 14, 2014 by in Equine Health

How Much Land is Needed Per Horse?

How Much Land is Needed Per Horse?

Editor's Note: This month we asked author Katie Navarra to investigate the topic: How Many is Too Many? We have found as farm and stable owners that we often end up with "too many" horses for our... more »

Sep 13, 2014 by in Barns/Grounds

Make Your Barn Welcoming and Safe for Veterinarians and Farriers

Make Your Barn Welcoming and Safe for Veterinarians and Farriers

Your veterinarian and farrier are critical to the success of your farm. Their jobs are demanding and hectic, but you can make their day just a bit easier by offering some simple courtesies and... more »

Sep 10, 2014 by in Barns/Grounds

 


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