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Horse Health

  Breathe in, breathe out. Simple enough, right? Hardly, as anyone with a cold, allergies or asthma knows. Now think about our horses. Weathering winter in stuffy barns, working in dusty indoor arenas … a horse’s respiratory system, particularly during...
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Ask the Vet: EOTRH

Q: The vet was just out to look at my 20-year-old horse, who’s become difficult to bridle, picks at his food, and won’t even take carrots from my hand anymore. I kinda figured it was a mouth problem, but...
In our Ask the Vet column, Dr. Lydia Gray answers your horse-health questions at HorseChannel.com/AskTheVet. Q: My horse just had colic surgery and will be coming home in a few days. I’m sure the hospital (and my regular vet) will...
In our Ask the Vet column, Dr. Lydia Gray answers your horse-health questions at www.horseillustrated.com/horse-health-ask-the-vet/   Q: How do I know if my horse’s colic is a simple one that can be managed here on the farm or if he needs...
Living pasture grasses and alfalfa are rich in fat and water-soluble vitamins, essential fatty acids, minerals, carbohydrates, and protein. But once they are cut, dried, and stored as hay, many nutrients that were once plentiful begin to dwindle. Fat soluble...
In our Ask the Vet column, Dr. Lydia Gray answers your horse-health questions at HorseChannel.com/AskTheVet.   Q: What is the best age to geld a stallion? is it better to do it before starting them under saddle? A: This is one of...
Winter is almost here, and that means that the grass in your horse’s pasture is almost gone, if not completely depleted already. Most horses require supplemental forage for at least part of the year, and for most, that comes in...
  Q: I have a young horse that had a locked stifle. It happened twice so far, once when she was 2 years old and the second time was about a year after that. Why does it happen? Is there...
By Henrietta Coole, Equine Guelph With winter around the corner, now is the time for a dental check-up and nutritional status assessment, especially for older horses. Compared to spring and summer, horses burn significantly more calories through fall and winter...
  The threat of deadly equine diseases like West Nile and rabies is closer than you think. Don’t leave your horse exposed. Help protect him with annual vaccinations against the five core equine diseases: Eastern and Western Equine Encephalomyelitis Eastern equine encephalomyelitis...
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