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Nutritional Support for Equine Allergies

Just this summer,  I’ve noticed Lee Lee rubbing her neck and chest on her stall door when she comes up to eat.  Itchy skin and rubbing to relieve it is a telltale sign of an allergy so I’ve been working to address ...
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What if I suggested that Horse Overpopulation May not be the MAIN Problem Equines Face?

I’m a bit ashamed that it has taken too many years in rescue to see what should have been obvious to me way before tonight. It is something I’ve always known as “part” of the issue horses face, but I didn’t always ...
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Equine Nutrition: Understanding Labels

Nowadays, marketing strategies can make any supplement or feed seem like the next miracle product. Going by all the claims out there, we should have a world full of healthy horses. Unfortunately, this isn’t so. Luckily, armed with some basic ...
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Diet Changes for the Senior Horse

As horses age, they may need some special considerations and diet changes to help them maintain optimal health. At the time they erupt, a horse’s cheek teeth are approximately 4” in length (including the exposed/erupted part and the portion within ...
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Reining horses hardly stand a chance

“A lot of reining horses eliminate themselves early on, even if they have the ability and the try, because they can’t hold up.“ – Timothy Bartlett, DVM, of Vincennes, Ind., has been actively involved in the sport as a president of ...
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Horse gut sounds and what they mean

One way to determine if your horse is normal and healthy is to evaluate the rumblings of his gut. The technical term for a gut sound is a borborygmus (pronounced bôr′bə-rĭg′məs). The plural is borborygmi. During a physical exam a ...
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THE Blanket Rule For Blanketing Horses

We just had our first taste of real cold weather this weekend, and I was reminded again about the "Blanket Rule" video I did last winter on Periscope, which was subsequently deleted within 24 hours! Many people tried to watch ...
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Build Your Own Hay Steamer

Howdy Folks, Many horses, like my Kessy, have breathing issues, and should never have moldy, or slightly moldy, or even dusty hay (And horses with no issues can develop them eating dusty, or moldy hay). My research proved to me ...
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Mustang Tales: Not the Tale I Wanted to Tell

The story I wanted to tell you was about my big mustang, Makanani (beautiful eyes). In the fall of 2011, BLM rounded up 1,132 horses from Wyoming’s Divide Basin Herd Management Area, permanently removing 993, of which my big bay ...
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It’s Time to Re-Think Early Weaning of Horses

Separating them too soon benefits no one. For the most part, the symbiotic relationship between the domestic horse and humankind works out well. The horse gets immunization from fatal diseases, readily available food and protection from predators. (One can also ...
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