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Horse Care

It’s hard to blame a horse for failing to enjoy his deworming paste; it doesn’t exactly look like good eats. Although deworming companies have put great effort into making the medicine more palatable, some horses simply haven’t read the...
Horse owners registered with the American Quarter Horse Association can now take extra steps toward preventing and controlling equine viral arteritis. A new AQHA program allows members to document when their horses are tested for and vaccinated against EVA....

Fire in the Hills

Photo by Cameron Strandberg from Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada (DSC_7139) CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia CommonsKathy Voyer wasn’t having a good day. The evening of Dec. 2, 2006, was unseasonably windy and she was hobbling around her small...

Hoof Abscess

Q. If I suspect that my horse has a hoof abscess, what first-aid protocol should I follow while waiting for the veterinarian to arrive?A. Usually, horses with hoof abscesses are severely lame, meaning lame at a walk (grade 4...
The big day is just around the corner! Your long-awaited foal is about to arrive. By this time, you’ve decided where your mare will foal and have prepared the area, whether it is a stall or small paddock. If...
If you suspect that laminitis (or founder, as it is known in layman’s terms) is to blame for your horse’s sudden lameness, call your veterinarian immediately. Then, follow this first-aid protocol while waiting for the vet’s arrival. As you...

The Big Chill

Growing up in Northwest Indiana, where lake effect snow is a way of life, one of the things that worried me most about winter was my horse. Whenever the weatherman predicted a snowstorm approaching, I fretted over whether he...

Shoo Fly

"I know an old lady who swallowed a fly. I don't know why she swallowed the fly..."Chances are, the old lady mentioned in the folk song above was visiting a stable during warm weather. Horses plus manure plus a...

Learn how to handle an equine emergency. Find out what injuries you can treat yourself and figure out when you need to call a veterinarian.
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