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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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Care Tips for Horses and Hot Weather Conditions

Summer is the perfect time to own a horse. The show and competition circuit are in full swing. Farms and ranches teem with activity. Long, sunlit days lend themselves to lazy trail rides. But summer’s hot weather and high humidity pose serious health risks for most horses and ponies. Luckily, there are simple ways to…

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How Horses Help People

Equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) make use of partnering with horses to help promote emotional and physical growth. EAAT are particularly useful for people who have ADD, anxiety, autism, dementia, delay in mental development, down syndrome, other genetic disorders, depression, traumatic brain injuries, behavioral disorders, and various other physical disabilities. Horses and History Humans have…

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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 Common Health Problems in Senior Horses

Older horses are prone to developing horse health problems, just like older people. Although many of these problems are unavoidable, they are still treatable. The important thing is to detect these issues early on, before they become too severe. If you own an older horse, it’s important to be aware of the health problems in…

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5 Foal Nutrition Tips to Keep Your Foal Healthy

Every horse owner dreams of having a healthy horse. And for this, it’s crucial to ensure that your horses get proper nutrition from the time they are foals. If your new foal is healthy, it will start gaining weight and strength rapidly and eventually grow into a healthy horse. Foal nutrition is one of the…

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5 Things You Need to Know about Horse Skin Protection

As a horse owner, one of the responsibilities you have to fulfill is to ensure healthy equine skin. In most cases, your horse’s skin doesn’t require any special attention. However, it’s crucial to avoid taking healthy skin for granted. Changing temperatures and health conditions could make your horse prone to skin problems. And these problems…

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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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8 Ways To Prevent Respiratory Problems In Horses

Respiratory problems in horses are something that horse owners need to watch out for. Any infection in horses can sideline them for a week or even a month. Acute infections may even leave a more permanent mark on your horse’s immune system.

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