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Adding Fees for Service Provider Management

Adding Fees for Service Provider Management

One of the benefits of stabling a horse at a boarding operation is that there are many personnel around the barn to attend to horse needs when necessary. This can be an incredible convenience for the... more »

Jan 19, 2017 by in Stable Management

Analgesics to Have on Hand in an Equine Stable

Analgesics to Have on Hand in an Equine Stable

It is nice to have a properly stocked medicine chest that provides first aid to your horse in time of need. One desirable ingredient to the list of helpful pharmaceuticals includes one or more types... more »

Jan 16, 2017 by in Equine Health

Problems with Analgesics in Horses

Problems with Analgesics in Horses

Analgesics are a helpful tool for modifying acute pain or improving a chronically painful horse's quality of life. Whenever giving any medication to a horse, it is important to be circumspect... more »

Jan 15, 2017 by in Equine Health

When to Use Analgesic in Horses

When to Use Analgesic in Horses

Whether your horse is an athlete that incurs aches and pains associated with training and competition, or is an older horse in its golden but creaky years, analgesic medications play an important role... more »

Jan 14, 2017 by in Equine Health

Analgesics on Hand at the Horse Farm

Analgesics on Hand at the Horse Farm

It is nice to have a properly stocked medicine chest that provides first aid to your horse in time of need. One desirable ingredient to the list of helpful pharmaceuticals includes one or more types of pain-relieving medications... more »

Jan 08, 2017 by in Equine Health

 Nutrition Problems in Horses: Hard Keepers

Nutrition Problems in Horses: Hard Keepers

Despite plentiful food, some horses have difficulty in holding their weight and condition. Sometimes this is simply a matter of that horse's unique metabolism, but it can also be due to a... more »

Dec 17, 2016 by in Feed/Supplements

Antibiotics: Proper Use in Horses

Antibiotics: Proper Use in Horses

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) notes that up to one half of antibiotic use in humans and much of antibiotic use in animals is inappropriate and unnecessary. If overuse of antibiotics is... more »

Dec 01, 2016 by in Equine Health

Antibiotic Resistance: Why Care?

Antibiotic Resistance: Why Care?

History has taught us that prior to the discovery of penicillin in the early part of the 20th century, many people died of what are now treatable bacterial infections because there were limited... more »

Nov 30, 2016 by in Equine Health

 Tips for Safe Handling for the Vet or Farrier

Tips for Safe Handling for the Vet or Farrier

Safety around horses relies on good handling techniques. In particular, it is common for your veterinarian or farrier to request your presence while they are performing their procedures. You have an... more »

Nov 22, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

Horse Riding Helmet Update

Horse Riding Helmet Update

Protective headgear for riders is of paramount importance. It is not uncommon for people falling off a horse to incur a head injury; a helmet gives some protection to that invaluable part of your body... more »

Nov 20, 2016 by in Farm Equipment

Working With Your Equine Vet

Working With Your Equine Vet

The key to successful management and treatment of your horse relies on an excellent working relationship with your veterinarian. Often, this hinges on many factors, foremost of which are competence... more »

Nov 01, 2016 by in Stable Management

Background Checks on Horse Stable Clients

Background Checks on Horse Stable Clients

If you run a horse farm, boarding facility, training operation, a horse breeding business, or any other equine-associated endeavor, you undoubtedly deal with numerous clients when providing services.... more »

Oct 16, 2016 by in Stable Management

Fecal Egg Counts for Your Herd

Fecal Egg Counts for Your Herd

Internal parasite control for horses has come a long ways since the early part of the 20th Century. Veterinary texts of the early 1900s recommend concoctions of turpentine or areca palm nuts... more »

Oct 02, 2016 by in Equine Health

Vaccination Reactions in Horses

Vaccination Reactions in Horses

Most of the time, vaccines are given to horses with no ill effect and no sign that the horse even received an injection. But on occasion, some horses demonstrate mild to moderate reactions to specific... more »

Sep 27, 2016 by in Equine Health

Nutrition Problems in Horses: Growing Horses

Nutrition Problems in Horses: Growing Horses

One big concern with growing horses is the occurrence of developmental orthopedic disease. Developmental Orthopedic Disease (DOD) is a broad term that describes a variety of musculoskeletal problems... more »

Aug 28, 2016 by in Feed/Supplements

 


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