Category Archives: Animal health

Soft Country Feet Revisited

Monday, September 20, 2010 by Duncan McLaughlin Some months back I wrote an article, Soft-Country Feet?, where I suggested that hoof ailments such as hoof cracks, white-line disease and thrush, common to horses living in soft, wet environments could be reduced or … Continue reading

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Fighting the Dewormer Resistance

Fecal egg count tests will revolutionize your deworming program and protect against parasite resistance. By Cynthia McFarland When Sarah’s horse almost died from a severe case of small strongyles, she was stunned. He was on a regular deworming program and … Continue reading

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Vitamins: Diet Fundamentals

Vitamins–tiny organic compounds with a huge impact on the health and well-being of your horse. Sometimes gleaned from the diet, sometimes manufactured within the digestive tract, vitamins have the power to promote and regulate virtually all of the body’s normal … Continue reading

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Musculoskeletal Injury Risks in Training

By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · February 7, 2011 Like human athletes, horses must stay in a regular program of physical activity and training in order to perform the work expected of them. To avoid injury, such a program must … Continue reading

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Advice for head injuries and dehydration at endurance rides

by Lyn Taylor Head injuries I’m writing this in the hope that this might help some riders understand how dangerous even a small head injury may be and what we all need to know to manage these. I hope that … Continue reading

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The Bare Facts booklet

A great tool for those with barefoot horses to explain how to keep the horse in the best environment. Covering feed, movement, hoof care, booting and touching on laminitis. Get it now -> Barefoot Trim Bare Fact Booklet 2008 a

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Floods and horses

The Queensland Horse Council has two useful fact sheets on dealing with floods, please take a look and share them around: Flood and your Horse ~ Information on topics such as evacuation, horse health and symptoms to look out for, … Continue reading

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Pastern Dermatitis in Shires and Clydesdales

by Dr. Gregory L. Ferraro Every individual who has been charged with the care and maintenance of draft horses is familiar with the chronic dermatitis that plagues the pastern areas of their charges. Traditionally known as scratches, grease heel or … Continue reading

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Equine Laminitis – Managing pasture to reduce the risk

Laminitis is a leading cause of death in horses and makes a significant financial and emotional impact on the horse industry. This RIRDC report explains how environmental conditions can trigger three-fold increases in the sugar, starch and fructan (collectively called … Continue reading

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Cautions When Administering Medications

Likely lingering in our equine first aid kit, barn and tack room cabinets, or in the horse trailer is an assortment of medications, in bottles, syringes, and tubs, awaiting the next “incident” that might unfold with our horses. Often we … Continue reading

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