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Horse Health

Having your horse stolen right out of his paddock, get lost during a natural disaster or wander out through a broken fence are some of a horse owner’s worst nightmares. Making a bad situation even worse is locating your...
It’s finally getting cold outside and you’re bundled up, possibly with a hot cup of cocoa or coffee in hand. But how does your horse handle the chill of winter? Let’s take a look at some answers to commonly...
Early on in her training, the mare was labeled as a hot off-track Thoroughbred, but was that really her M.O.? Underneath the young mare’s frightening antics was a kind, gentle soul. Through exams, lameness evaluations and radiographs, vets at...
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PEMF Equine Therapy

My Spanish Mustang gelding, Rio, is pretty stoic; it takes a lot for him to complain. When I realized the saddle he’d been wearing for years no longer fit him properly, it was because he finally let me know....
Many horse owners understand the term colic to mean abdominal pain in horses. Although there are several causes of colic, equine impaction colics are one of the most frequently encountered types. Let’s take a closer look at this common...
Summer often allows more time for travel with your horse, which can also mean spending time at different barns where horses might try to mingle. This may seem harmless, but being on the road can put your horse at...
Many of the mysteries of the equine gastrointestinal (GI) tract have yet to be solved. Still, we can say with confidence that the horse’s GI tract has worked pretty well for millennia. But what makes it function smoothly? A...
Rabies doesn’t always come in the form of a drooling, snarling, biting dog. Sometimes, especially in horses, this deadly disease presents itself quietly and mimics other conditions. Although equine rabies is relatively rare, it’s a silent killer. Not only...
Feet are the foundation of the horse; everything starts from the bottom up.“There is more blood supply to the horse’s feet than to his brain,” says Raul J. Bras, DVM, a veterinarian and Certified Journeyman Farrier in the podiatry...
Equine botulism toxicity was a grim diagnosis. Cathy and I tried to reassure each other as the expensive antitoxin was administered to Hans at the veterinary hospital. Equine botulism toxin works in a very specific way, binding itself to...
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