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Vet Says: “Chew Your Food or You’ll Choke”

What is choke? Esophageal obstruction (choke) is a condition in horses that occurs when food becomes lodged in a horse’s esophagus. When the food gets stuck, it blocks the esophagus, rendering the horse unable to eat or drink. Choke should be considered...

Joint Supplements: Adequan vs. Legend

In the quest to keep your performance horse health and happy, joint health is always a primary concern. A horse’s joints go through mild to moderate  repetitive trauma in most sports, and often need to be supported with medical therapies in order...

Helping a Down Horse

In winter terrain and weather, a horse that’s down on ice is in a life threatening situation. The horse may be suffering from an injury from falling on the ice, or have hypothermia from laying in the snow/ice for a long period of time. This is often...

Turning your horse out in the winter

Preparing our horses and our pastures for winter turnout brings a new set of challenges to horse owners. We need to consider the basics of keeping our horses warm (read Dr. Lisa Nesson’s article on Blanketing your Horse) and keeping happy herd dynamics,...

Feeding your Senior Horse in the Winter

Winter is hard on all of us, but it has a particular toll on senior members of our horse community. Many of our clients who already struggle with weight maintenance in their senior horse in the spring and summer are concerned about how to adapt their...

Feeding Your Horse in the Winter

Winter in the great, white North brings traffic jams, winter blankets, and unexpected weight loss (at least for our equine companions). Many of our clients are concerned about how to adapt their feeding plans for their horse in order to best equip them...

The Equine Physical Exam – 120 Seconds and $0

There are few things you can do as a horse owner at zero cost, but a physical exam is one of them, and it brings extraordinary value to you as a horse owner. If you haven’t already read my 5 Rules for Equine Emergencies, take a look! The very first...

Vaccinations: What does My Horse Need?

As a horse owner, it’s hard to keep up with equine vaccination recommendations. Protocols change frequently based on newly available vaccinations, new research, or outbreaks that require additional care. More and more, our vaccination recommendations...

7 Equine Emergencies and How to Treat them

As the final post stemming from our free client education seminar, “Be Your Horse’s Hero: Equine Emergency Care“, we’ll present seven common equine injuries and conditions here, and the best ways to react to them. Remember –...

All Ears! Caring for your Horse’s Ears

The equine ear is a key component of the way your horse identifies danger, communicates with his herd and projects information to his rider. From an owner’s perspective, ears impart information about our horse’s temperament and stress level,...