Fire Safety Plans

  Preventing a barn fire disaster requires a much more detailed strategy than just owning a fire extinguisher! Are you prepared to detect a fire in your barn? Do you have a method to suppress the threat and alert the authorities? And most important… what is your plan to evacuate your horses to safety?? Here are some important things to consider when making your fire safety plan: Is my...
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Colic Risk Factors

Did you know that colic is one of the leading causes of death in horses? And horses that have colicked in the past are four times more likely to colic again! So we want to give you some pointers on exercise, diet, and management that will help reduce your horse’s risk for colic.   Starting with exercise.. the more time that your horse spends in a stall, the higher chance they have of...
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Dangerous Chemicals Aren’t the Only Option!

Is your horse wormy? Or is your horse given chemicals from daily to a few times a year that can have detrimental effects on the body? Chemicals like Ivermectin have been found in brain tissue of horses on necropsy. Not good! While there are many different dewormers and schedules for horses, many people wonder if they are doing what is best for their horse. There are alternatives to conventional...
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Anatomy 101

Just a quick lesson in anatomy today.. this is a handy chart to study and memorize! Note that some bones have alternate names. Veterinarians tend to say P1,2,3 (for Phalanx 1,2,3)  instead of pastern and pedal. The pedal bone is also known as the coffin...
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Is Your Horse Not Wanting to go Downhill?

When a normally enthusiastic trail horse is reluctant to go downhill it’s a clue something is wrong physically – so states an aritcle in Equus Febrauary 2016 magazine. Negotiating a hill requires a horse to coordinate many areas of the body. A problem in any of them can cause a horse to balk at going down hill. It could signal Navicular Syndrome or Ringbone due to the weight shifting...
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