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June SmartTip of the Month: Parasite Control Thumbs up to fecal egg count tests; thumbs down to deworming rotational chart. Find out more about deworming myths, facts, and how to keep your herd protected from parasites. Read more >>
Thumbs up Fecal Egg Count Tests Fecal egg count tests are a critical component of a smarter deworming plan. Identifying your horse as a high, medium, or low shedder will help you and your veterinarian develop a deworming plan that’s right...
Horse and Rainbow

Adoption Myths

Although perceptions are changing, there are still some stigmas about adoptable horses. Hilary LoBue is still amazed when she talks about Napoleon, the 9-year-old gray Andalusian-cross pony she adopted from the Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society in College Station, Texas, four...
With their bellies full and nothing to do but fool around, the little herd of nursemare foals at Pure Thoughts Horse Rescue cavorts and kicks and rascals around in the Florida sun. The good news is that with round-the-clock...
In the early 1900s, Jill Girardi-Thomas’s father, Monte, started a business using his team of horses and a wagon to haul potatoes at Chicago’s South Water Market. Years later, he bought his daughter her first horse. Today, Girardi-Thomas breeds...
In our Ask the Vet column, Dr. Lydia Gray answers your horse-health questions at HorseChannel.com/AskTheVet.  Q: My horse has very sensitive skin, like so sensitive that if I use too much pressure with a curry comb he looks like he...
As the seasons come and go, your horse’s nutritional needs will change, requiring some adjustments to his diet. Start your new year off right with a resolution to plan his annual feeding schedule. Read on for season-by-season advice, followed...
  It’s no exaggeration: horses are expensive. That said, you probably have plenty of horse stuff already factored into your budget, like feed and hay, boarding fees, and farrier visits. But what about those inevitable vet bills? Routine vet visits...
  Q: How can I tell if my horse is cold, and what’s the best way to keep him warm in the winter? A: Horses do very well in cold temperatures, provided they are used to them and have a good...
  In our Ask the Vet column, Dr. Lydia Gray answers your horse-health questions at HorseChannel.com/AskTheVet. Wolf teeth are sometimes removed if they are positioned in a way that might cause discomfort or other problems when the horse wears a bit.   Q:...
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