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Inexpensive Dry Lot for PSSM Horse

Inexpensive Dry Lot for PSSM Horse

Editor's note: The following question and answer are from our Ask the Expert forum on barns and farm building that is hosted by Animal Arts. If you would like to read other posts or ask a question of... more »

Jan 20, 2017 by in Barns/Grounds

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

Understanding Tranquilizers, Sedatives and Anti-Anxiety Medications

Understanding Tranquilizers, Sedatives and Anti-Anxiety Medications

Pharmacological intervention can play an important role in many veterinary procedures as well as with behavior modification. The terms tranquilizer and sedative often are used interchangeably, and the... more »

Jan 07, 2017 by in Equine Health

The Healthy, Older Horse

The Healthy, Older Horse

Let me tell you about Bugsy. He was an Appendix Quarter Horse I rescued a few years ago. When he came to me, he was significantly underweight, suffered from an old stifle injury, and had a distrustful... more »

Jan 03, 2017 by in Equine Health

Winter Management for the Outdoor Horse

Winter Management for the Outdoor Horse

"The stable environment invariably presents challenges of dust, mould and proper ventilation," said Susan Raymond, instructor of Equine Guelphs Management of the Equine... more »

Dec 26, 2016 by in Equine Health

The Impact of Impact on Bone Health

The Impact of Impact on Bone Health

Ontario Veterinary College, graduate student, Cristin McCarty is no stranger to joint health issues having to work through her own athletic injuries from rowing. As an avid rider since age 5,... more »

Dec 16, 2016 by in Equine Health

Equine Shipping Wraps and When to Use Them

Equine Shipping Wraps and When to Use Them

Do you use shipping wraps or boots? Some riders are deliberate about shipping wraps or boots to the point of wrapping their horse in bubble wrap, while others don't think twice about leg... more »

Dec 10, 2016 by in Equine Health

Winter Freedom for Horses and Owners!

Winter Freedom for Horses and Owners!

Brrrr! It's cold! Time to take that heavy jacket out of the closet. And it's time to prepare the barn! Extra soft bedding, perhaps some nice relaxing music. Close the windows. Even get... more »

Dec 09, 2016 by in Equine Health

Just for Horse Folks: Winter Horse Footwear

Just for Horse Folks: Winter Horse Footwear

Snow and ice do a good job of complicating horse management, from turnout to riding. Horses' hooves are naturally designed to provide a bit of traction in the snow, but on the ice, they're not much... more »

Dec 08, 2016 by in Equine Health

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

Research Update on Crib-biting and Colic

Research Update on Crib-biting and Colic

Crib‐biting and windsucking behavior in horses has been associated with increased risk of colic. The aims of the research, conducted in England, were to determine the prevalence of colic within a... more »

Nov 18, 2016 by in Equine Health

 


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