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Caring for your horse in EXTREME heat

We’re looking at plenty of high heat index ratings over the next few days, and we want to make sure your horse is prepared for it. There are a few things you can and should do to protect your horse as they get used to this summer sun, so read on,...

So You’re Worried About Colic…

It’s been a long, wonderful fall with lots of relatively warm days until this past week when Old Man Winter suddenly made an appearance with a cold front coming through causing the temperature to drop by a whopping 20 degrees from 45 daytime highs to...

Your “How-To” Guide for Strategically Deworming your Horse

There are a few different schools of thought on deworming, and ours is, “less is more”. Instead of deworming your horse with every product available, we focus on what they need to be dewormed with, and how we can get the most bang for our...

Save a Horse, Stock your First Aid Kit

First aid kits are an imperative part of a well-managed stable. Though your veterinarian is always on call, having a thorough knowledge of emergency and critical care for your horse and being prepared with an appropriately stocked first aid kit could...

Compounded Drugs: Are They Safe?

The FDA recently recalled another unapproved omeprazole product. While there are plenty of reasons to be annoyed with the inefficiencies of the FDA, because we all want faster, safer medications for our horses, we do need to remember the importance of...

Keeping Senior Horses Happy & Healthy: RECAP

There’s a lot to know about our senior horses, what disproportionately affects them, and how we can care for them best. Dr. Nesson’s two hour long talk on January 22, 2015 will be published on our channel on Youtube shortly. In the meantime,...

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,...

Should I Blanket my Horse in the Winter?

The high in Madison, WI today is -4°F, it currently feels like -23°F, and we’re all miserable about it! Because we’re all thinking about our horses standing in this cold weather, we’re here to tackle the omnipresent blanketing question....

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...