Health

Horses Need Biosecurity, Too!

by Caitlyn Andrews April 08, 2016

When you think of farm biosecurity do you think of poultry farms? Maybe cattle farms? Or, maybe you aren't sure what biosecurity actually is. Well, biosecurity is important for the health of your livestock and horses need it, too!

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Horses and Dehydration in Cold Weather

by Caitlyn Andrews February 12, 2016

Imagine a horse that's at risk for dehydration. If you pictured a horse drenched in sweat after a hard, summer workout then you wouldn't be alone. This is what comes to mind to a lot of people when they think of dehydrated horses. And, you're right. Excessive sweating can cause dehydration. However, both idle and active horses also risk dehydration during the cold, winter months.

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Horses and Thrush: What You Need to Know

by Caitlyn Andrews January 11, 2016 1 Comment

Mild winters can mean wet, muddy pastures for horses. Unfortunately, these are ideal conditions for your horse to develop thrush. Here, we'll discuss how to: prevent, identify, and treat thrush in your horses.

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How to Keep Weight on a Senior Horse

by Caitlyn Andrews November 30, 2015

Keeping weight on a senior horse can be difficult. There is no cookie-cutter solution to feeding an older horse. It can be a matter of trial and error to find out what will keep your senior horse at a healthy weight.

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How to Deworm your Reluctant Horse

by Caitlyn Andrews August 18, 2015

Trying to deworm a reluctant horse with a tube dewormer can be a nightmare. It often ends in frustration and just as much dewormer on the side of your horse's face than what actually ended up in his mouth. Maybe your horse is head shy or simply hates the taste of dewormer. Maybe he just knows if he fights you he can get away with it. Whatever the cause of your horse's reluctance you can do something to make deworming easier on both of you.

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5 Ways to Keep Your Horse Cool at a Show

by Caitlyn Andrews July 27, 2015

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