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Articles from Author Eleanor Blazer

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drawing salve
February 14, 2017
Eleanor Blazer

THE WAY OF HORSES
By Eleanor Blazer
Copyright @ 2017

Ichthammol – The Wonder Ointment

Several million years ago horses grazed on plants that would be the basis of an amazing ointment. Known as icthammol, black ointment or drawing salve, it is used...

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Caelan
October 25, 2016
Eleanor Blazer

The Way of Horses
By Eleanor Blazer
Copyright @ 2016

Managing and Feeding the Weanling

Caelan (a warmblood) is a weanling with a challenge.

Every full sister and brother acquired developmental orthopedic disease (DOD).

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Socks bandaged
September 21, 2016
Eleanor Blazer

THE WAY OF HORSES
By Eleanor Blazer
Copyright @ 2016

Equine Wound Care

Horse owners joke about wrapping horses in “bubble-wrap” to protect them from injury. Unfortunately we can’t, so we have to deal with the resulting wounds when our beloved...

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Vaccine given in neck
June 3, 2016
Eleanor Blazer

THE WAY OF HORSES
By Eleanor Blazer
Copyright @ 2016

Equine Vaccination Reactions

"Do you give your own vaccinations?"
It's a question I get asked frequently, and the answer is, "No".
I could, but if I call my vet at 7 am on a Sunday...

Eleanor Blazer, THE WAY OF HORSES
Aedes Aegypti
May 25, 2016
Eleanor Blazer

The Way of Horses
By Eleanor Blazer
Copyright @ 2016

Mosquitoes are found on every continent except Antarctica. There are more than 3,500 species in this insect family, and they all carry disease. Of interest to horse owners are the genera: Aedes,...

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Eleanor Blazer and My Kustom Kruzer
March 8, 2016
Eleanor Blazer

THE WAY OF HORSES
By Eleanor Blazer
Copyright @ 2016

Deadly Feed Additives

"Tainted Feed Kills Horses" are headlines that appear too frequently.
Is your horse at risk? Yes, if you purchase feed from manufacturers that use a drug called an...

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Eleanor Blazer and My Kustom Kruzer
February 4, 2016
Eleanor Blazer

THE WAY OF HORSES
By Eleanor Blazer
Copyright @ 2016

The End of the Line

Within your horse may be invaders that can cause illness. These organisms are dependent on him for sustenance and life. Your horse is their "host".
Examples of these...

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Eleanor Blazer and My Kustom Kruzer
January 12, 2016
Eleanor Blazer

THE WAY OF HORSES
By Eleanor Blazer
Copyright @ 2016

Is your horse getting a little long in the tooth?
This old saying usually means the horse (or person) is getting old. But even young horses can have teeth that are too long or have...

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Grass Crack
December 15, 2015
Eleanor Blazer

THE WAY OF HORSES
By Eleanor Blazer
Copyright @ 2015

Hoof Cracks

I received an email the other day from a horse owner wanting to know what supplement she could feed her horse to improve the condition of her horse's hoof. Attached was a picture of...

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Eleanor Blazer and My Kustom Kruzer
November 2, 2015
Eleanor Blazer

THE WAY OF HORSES
By Eleanor Blazer
Copyright @ 2015

Equine By-Product - Horse Manure

Horses produce a lot of manure.
According to Colorado State University a 1,000-pound horse will produce about 40-plus pounds of manure per day, plus another...