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Stinky Feet: The Dangers of Thrush

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Thrush is a primary concern, whether your horse lives mainly at pasture or in a stable, especially in wet weather.

Signs of Gastric Ulcers in Horses

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Ulcers are a common problem in horses with those especially in strenuous activities. These occur when the stomach or intestinal lining is damaged and the underlying tissue is exposed.

Leg Protection for Performance Horses

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From sliding stops on reining horses, to lateral dressage moves, to rubs while jumping and unexpected encounters with fences in the field, horse’s legs experience a lot of wear and tear. Applying boots or bandages to your horse’s legs can help prevent trauma and provide lower leg support.

Basic Horse Wound Treatment For Lacerations & Punctures

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Your horse is bleeding. What do you do? First, assess the situation by following these DVM’s tips. Identify & provide basic treatment for horse puncture wounds, lacerations, abrasions and how to put together a basic horse wound emergency kit.

How to be a good customer for your horse vet

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If you own or lease a horse, chances are you have your veterinarian’s phone number either memorized or on speed dial. Caring for a horse means it’s not a matter of if you will ever have to call the vet to treat your sick or injured horse, but when. We all want the best possible care for our horses, here's how you can be a great customer for your vet

Ten Essential Items for Your Barn Medicine Chest

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The best way to handle any emergency situation that may arise with your horse is to think like a scout and be prepared. A well- stocked barn medicine chest will let you immediately start treating your horse’s injury or illness, instead of running around the barn looking for items you need.

Managing Your Horse On A Tight Budget

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The purchase price of a horse is usually the smallest expense, while managing a horse for years can be expensive. Owners in a tight economy must look to ways to reduce their expenses and make their management system as good as it can be to maintain healthy horses. Owners can develop skills which allow them to be more involved in their horses' care reducing many costs involved with hoof and health care. Record keeping is very important to proper horse management so all health care information can

Do's and Don'ts of Working with Farriers and Vets

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These trained professionals specialize in keeping our horses' feet in tip-top shape and their bodies functioning properly.

Best Practices for Weaning a Foal

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Although weaning can be done any time after the foal receives an adequate amount of colostrum, ideally you will wean your foal when it is between 4.5 to 6 months of age. With proper planning and management, you can minimize the stress on both foal and dam during this process.

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