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  • It is that time of the year when we start hauling our horses to shows, trail rides, breeding farms, races and all kinds of other equine events. There are certain precautions and preparations that we need to make of our equipment and horse.

    Truck and Trailer Preparation

    An inspection of the horse trailer would include:

  • Your horse is stiff, he sweats a lot, or sometimes he refuses to walk after exercice? It could be tying-up.

    Dr. Julie DAUVILLIER explains a little more about this syndrome.

     

     

     

  • What is a pre-purchase examination? At its core, it is an examination to determine the current health status of a horse being considered for purchase...

  • Historically, the most effective way to control parasites was believed to be by deworming every 8 weeks with a rotation of the class of active ingredient used. This approach has resulted in the development of resistant strains of parasites. Individual worms develop resistance to a particular drug due to random genetic mutation. Indiscriminate deworming kills off the competition and gives these worms an advantage for survival. The more frequently the horse is dewormed with the resistant chemical, the quicker the population of resistant worms increases.

  • ADR. A highly technical term describing any variety of maladies affecting equines from attitude problems to performance issues to poor body condition...

  • Having just seen my farrier for service on four horses, it gave me plenty of time to visit with him and listen to his side of the story. There is a lot that goes into a successful visit...

  • When planning a veterinary call to a barn, addressing key points can offer the best chance that you, your veterinarian, and, most importantly, your horses are served effectively...

  • While advances in equine dentistry have created an area of specialty in veterinary medicine with technological improvements in equipment and facilities...