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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...
  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:...
In our Ask the Vet column, Dr. Lydia Gray answers your horse-health questions at HorseChannel.com/AskTheVet.   Q: I’m wanting to adopt an off-track Thoroughbred (OTTB) and help him through the last stages of rehabilitation from minor racing injuries. What are the...
In our Ask the Vet column, Dr. Lydia Gray answers your horse-health questions at HorseChannel.com/AskTheVet.   Q: Can you settle a bet? I was always told that male horses (stallions and geldings) have more teeth than mares, but my friend says...
As temperatures plunge, feeding your horse presents a new set of challenges. Instead of grazing all day on nutritious green grass, he’ll probably be switching to a diet of hay. Many horses lose weight without access to unlimited pasture....
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