Horse Care Articles and Videos

{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} slices What’s Up, Doc? Eleanor Blazer Just like Bugs Bunny, many horses love carrots. Luckily carrots are very nutritious and make a great treat. The one thing carrots are famous for is improving sight. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} acorns Does your horse eat like a pig? Eleanor Blazer Acorns are seeds or nuts produced by oak trees. There are more than 60 varieties of oaks in the continental United States. The bark, leaves and acorns contain an acidic chemical Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} simat Grooming as Massage Eleanor Blazer Grooming our horses serves a number of functions. It gets the dirt, dust and mud off, it improves circulation and the condition of skin and coat and helps warm up muscles before we ride. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Does Your Horse Need Supplements? Don Blazer Does Your Horse Need Supplements? Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} The Coughing Horse Eleanor Blazer The sound of a coughing horse can make things come to a halt. Conversation stops, chores are paused, training and riding lessons are interrupted as heads turn to look at the horse. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Don Blazer Don’t Let Your Horse Get Thrush Don Blazer In the world of horses, thrush is not a songbird. It’s a dirty bird. Thrush is an unhealthy condition of the hoof which is most frequently blamed on a dirty stall. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} LAR strap around stifle Large Animal Rescue Eleanor Blazer Many of us grew up watching “Lassie”. The poor collie kept busy leading rescuers to accident-prone Timmy after he fell down cliffs, got stuck in quicksand or ended up in abandoned mine shaft Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Don Blazer Don’t Be a Horse Whisperer Don Blazer Horses don’t want you to be too strong. If you go macho-man, one of two bad things happens Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} drawing salve The Way of Horses Eleanor Blazer 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, Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Don with Sox A Horse, Of Course Don Blazer A Horse, Of Course Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Eleanor and Babe The Way of Horses Eleanor Richards The most important nutrient, water, is also the most neglected. Horse owners worry about protein, carbohydrates and energy, but few think about the water. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Don and Walter A Horse, Of Course Don Blazer The Roman Empire owes the horseshoe. There’s no doubt about it. Without the horseshoe there would never have been a Roman Empire. Oh, there might have been a good-sized Roman state, or eve Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Caelan The Way of Horses Eleanor Blazer Managing and Feeding the Weanling Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Don with Sox A Horse, Of Course Don Blazer If you want to be rich and you want to be happy, then you must do what you love. Simple as that! “No it isn’t,” you say… You’ve got a job and a husband and kids, or a wife and kids, Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Socks bandaged The Way of Horses Eleanor Blazer 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 steeds do damage Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} UC Davis' new portable PET scanner is the first of its kind to be used to image UC Davis Acquires First Equine PET Scanner UC Davis The UC Davis veterinary hospital recently acquired a positron emission tomography (PET) scanner, becoming the first veterinary facility in the world to utilize the imaging technology Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Vaccine given in neck The Way of Horses Eleanor Blazer "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 morning with an emergency, she will Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Aedes Aegypti The Way of Horses Eleanor Blazer 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: Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Eleanor Blazer and My Kustom Kruzer THE WAY OF HORSES Eleanor Blazer 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". Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Eleanor Blazer and My Kustom Kruzer THE WAY OF HORSES Eleanor Blazer s your horse getting a little long in the tooth? This old saying usually means the horse (or person) is getting old. Read More
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