Author: Eleanor Blazer

Storing Horse Feed

Protect valuables from theft and contamination.
Horse owners are discovering a trip to the feed store requires an armed guard.
But once the edible “gold” is safely transported to the stable, how is it protected and stored?

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Summer Sores

The mare lived in the perfect home – balanced diet, access to good quality forage, fresh clean water always available, adequate exercise and turn-out time with her friends; vaccinations were kept up-to-date, the farrier came on a regular schedule,

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Roundworms

The 1916 United States Department of Agriculture book “Diseases of the Horse” describes how the roundworm affects the growth and health of horses – unthriftiness, diarrhea or constipation, colic and respiratory problems. Recommended treatment compounds were tartar emetic, turpentine or carbon bisulphid for the removal of the parasite.

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Spring Grass

“He was only in the pasture for three hours yesterday afternoon,” Concerned Horse Owner told her vet. “I thought he would enjoy some fresh green grass.”

The big bay gelding had laminitis.

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Got Colostrum?

Be prepared. That should be the motto of every horse owner expecting a mare to foal.

If you are one of the thousands expecting a foal this spring, are you prepared for the loss of the dam or the possibility she will have no milk?

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