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Do You Know How to Choose Equine Nutritional Supplements?

How can you wade through the flood of nutritional supplements to find one that will actually help your horse? We've got some guidance for you.

Adequan vs Legend vs Oral Joint supps

What are joint injections? Are they better than joint supplements? When should have you have your horse on either? Find out the skinny on Adequan, Legend, and oral joint supplements.
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    The Importance of Dental Exams – Straight From the Horses’ Mouth

The Importance of Dental Exams – Straight From the Horses’ Mouth

Young or old, every horse should receive a regular dental examination. Examination can occur without actually “working on the teeth,” i.e. floating. Changes or abnormalities that occur as a youngster can be amplified over the years if they are not tended to, causing significant issues as an adult or geriatric.

Blanketing Your Horse: Deciphering the Puzzle

Is your horse as cold as you are in that frigid winter weather? Probably not, but in certain circumstances, blanketing is necessary. Find out when your horse needs a blanket, and what sort of blanket to use.

Biosecurity – Are You Doing It?

Biosecurity is anything that we do to protect a population (in this case, horses) against harmful biological substances. In the horse world, these are preventative measures we take to limit and minimize the spread of disease. What is your biosecurity plan?
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    Ophthalmic Emergencies: When is a goopy eye more than just a mild irritation?

Ophthalmic Emergencies: When is a goopy eye more than just a mild irritation?

When is an injury an emergency? When it comes to the eye, better safe than sorry.
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Lacerations- When do you need to call the veterinarian?

 

By Dr. Shane Baird

As horse injuries go, cuts, scrapes, and bruises of all shapes and sizes are common – the challenge is learning when veterinary intervention is required.

Is There Joint Involvement?

One of the most critical factors for laceration severity is the location of the laceration.  A solid “rule” to keep in mind is that […]

Equine Metabolic Syndrome and all it Entails

By Dr. Allison Hartman

 

Laminitis has been a bane of horseman and farriers since the horse was first domesticated.  As our medical knowledge and diagnostic abilities have evolved, so has our understanding of the contributing factors of this disease process, including Equine Metabolic Syndrome.  Equine Metabolic Syndrome is a term that’s been thrown around the […]

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    The Pre- Purchase Exam- Should You have Radiographs or Ultrasounds Taken?

The Pre- Purchase Exam- Should You have Radiographs or Ultrasounds Taken?

By Dr. Shane Baird

After weeks of searching, you have finally found the right horse.  He’s everything you’ve ever wanted.    What now?

A veterinary pre-purchase exam should be the next thing on your mind!  At a minimum, an active and passive exam by an equine veterinarian should be performed prior to purchase, but what about additional […]

How and Why Does Acupuncture Work?

Does Acupuncture actually work? If so, how? Read this month's blog to get a primer on how and why acupuncture works in the body, and how it can help your horse.