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Nancy S. Loving, DVM

Colic Threat Level In Our Horses

As horse owners, one of the most universally dreaded situations we all fear is colic. Your horse comes in for…

3 years ago

Is There a Connection Between Grain and Colic?

Straight grains such as corn, oats and barley or sweet feed can contribute to the development of colic. Many bagged…

3 years ago

Preventing Horse Colic Away From Home

Travel and competition are stressful events for horses. Here is a list of colic-causing problems in our horses that can…

3 years ago

Overcoming Ulcers in Horses

Ulcers are very common in horses, affecting horses in all disciplines--including pleasure/trail riding horses--with the highest prevalence among racehorses. There…

3 years ago

Nutritional Management for Equine Ulcer Prevention

Dietary management for equine ulcers has an important impact on equine squamous gastric disease (ESGD), although it has little effect…

3 years ago

What to Feed Your Horse in a Hay Shortage

In certain parts of the U.S., particularly the western states, drought often causes a hay shortage, or at the very…

3 years ago

Why Every Horse Needs Turnout Time

Allowing a horse to live turned out with other horses for all or most of the day is best for…

3 years ago

8 Springtime Horse Health Strategies

Spring is around the corner and you can’t wait to get in the saddle for lots of riding time again.…

3 years ago

Winterize Your Horse

As winter closes in around us, we have our warm winter clothing ready, hay in the barn, and the tractor…

4 years ago

Barn Emergency Kit Essentials

It’s a beautiful day and you’re ready to take your horse for a ride. As you enter the paddock with…

5 years ago