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Thumbs up Supporting digestion this winter The challenges of winter horsekeeping can wreak havoc on your horse’s hindgut. For digestive care and the peace of mind of ColiCare™, support your horse with one of our six ColiCare eligible supplements. Thumbs down Causing digestive...
Owning a horse is a big responsibility. You work hard to ensure your equine best friend is well cared-for. This includes doing everything possible to protect against disease. What can be done to prevent a disease that can’t always...
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The equine digestive system is an impressively complex labyrinth—about 100 feet long stem to stern—that plays no small part in your horse’s overall health. And while you may know your colic from your colitis, how well do you really...
Picture this: You’ve moved your horse to a new boarding stable. In your initial conversation with the barn manager, she tells you that all horses will be given a dose of antibiotics on the first of each month. That sounds...
We may live in the 21st century with information literally at our fingertips, but myths and misconceptions still abound. When it comes to protecting your horse from disease, a routine vaccination program is vital. So why do horses die...
As veterinarians, there are always those horses we’ll never forget. For me, when it comes to dentistry, there are four. The first is Shiloh. During my second year out of vet school, the old, beloved mare couldn’t eat for two...
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...
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...
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