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Heat Stress: How to Keep Your Horses Cool

Summers are always a tough time for horses. And there’s no getting around it. Between the heat and humidity, the threat of a heat stroke looms over everyone, even our horses. Heat stress is a cause for major concern for our equine friends and shouldn’t be taken lightly. With their large muscle mass, horses generate…

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Barn IQ – Equine Supplements Simplified

The equine supplement industry has come a long way in the past 30 years. There are now supplements for every possible type of horse health issue. The packaging for equine supplements has typically been buckets, bags and plastic containers of all sizes. These containers take up valuable barn and trailer space and cause extra work…

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What You Need to Know About Horse Digestive Support

The Basics of Digestion in Horses   Things to know before you go: Equine Foregut: Esophagus, Stomach, and Small Intestine Equine Hindgut: Cecum, Large Colon, Small Colon, and Rectum (the cecum and colon make up the large intestine) The digestion process begins with the horse chewing its feed. Chewed feed then travels through the esophagus…

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The Vital Importance of Vital Signs: The 5 Point Check

Most horse owners have heard these words: “Hay, water, and salt are the mainstay of horse nutrition.” These three inputs to a horse’s body are directly linked to the overall health of a horse. As a competitive distance rider, I am familiar with the importance of checking your horse’s vital signs at each vet check…

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Are You Supplementing for Summer Sweating?

What Happens When a Horse Sweats This time of year all over the country temperatures are high, and horses are sweating under the extreme conditions. When a horse sweats excessively,  especially during exercise, a special protein called latherin causes lathering. This protein facilitates the flow of liquid to effect evaporation of sweat for a horse. This…

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Lameness in Horses: Causes, Detection, and Treatments (

Lameness in Horses: Causes, Detection, and Treatments

There is no one specific underlying reason for lameness to occur in a horse. It occurs in all breeds, sizes, confirmations, and disciplines of horses. Reasons for lameness can be anything from pain in the horse or the conditions the horse lives in. The Merck Veterinary Manual defines lameness as “An abnormal stance or gait…

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6 Ways to Safeguard Your Horse from Laminitis

Laminitis in horses can be a very serious disease that affects the hooves of a horse and can cause lameness in all breeds of horses. Laminitis occurs when there is a cut off of blood flow to the laminae in hooves. Inflammation contributes to the weakening of these laminae and can separate the laminae where…

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7 Simple Tips to Keep Your Horse Hydrated

Especially with summer approaching, it’s even more important to ensure that your horse remains hydrated and healthy. You’ll have to closely monitor how much water your horse consumes water so you can make sure that it doesn’t get dehydrated.

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Horse digestion

5 of the Most Common Horse Digestion Disorders and their Treatments

Equine nutrition and digestion are some of the primary concerns of horse owners. Proper nutrition is key to a horse’s health and performance.

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Equine Nutrition

What You Need to Know about Equine Nutrition

Novice horse owners may try to find all the information they need about caring for horses and maintaining proper nutrition for them. But even for people who have owned horses for several years, equine nutrition is a complicated subject. There’s a lot involved in it, which this article will discuss. Read on to learn more…

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