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Antibiotics: Your horse's digestive foe?

Veterinarians and horse owners are often faced with cases that include some type of infection or risk of infection.  When this happens, antibiotics undoubtedly enter the treatment regimen.  Right?Not exactly.  Veterinarians will take into consideration a number of factors before prescribing your horse antibiotics, such as the implications of antibiotic resistance, overall health of your horse [...]

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6 Things You May Not Know About Sand Colic

Colic is the most common medical ailment in the horse and, over the past 25 years there have been great strides in both the prevention and treatment of colic. Improvements in deworming products and schedules, equine dentistry, and management practices have helped to reduce the number of colic cases immensely. Advances in veterinary knowledge and the development of new drugs [...]

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Arnica: The Stand Up and Go(ethe) Home Herb

“In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it, and over it.” ~Johann Wolfgang von GoetheThe German scientist, philosopher, and author of Faust, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), was keenly aware of the interconnectedness between his natural and personal worlds: he claimed the time-honored healing and [...]

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Are your horse's hooves ready for show season?

Show season is upon us! Let's face it, you out a lot of work into preparation and the last thing you want your horse to do is lose a shoe and come up lame. What a waste of time and money. But, being proactive and involved in your horse’s hoof care can help prevent issues just like this.Tip [...]

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Is your foal getting what he needs to thrive?

It brings great joy to watching your foal progress from a leggy, awkward baby to your next prospect. You go to lengths to make sure that your foal has best start to life that he can.  A healthy foal is a thriving, happy foal and, in order to ensure a foal develops correctly, proper nutrition is essential. [...]

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Keeping Aging Fido Happy: The Keys to a Healthy Senior Canine Life

As we get older, it is important to keep ourselves active in both mind and body. Exercising our muscles with physical activity and our mind with mental activity. Doing puzzles and playing games stimulates the mind while the occasional jog keeps muscles healthy; both of which will better your chances of a longer [...]

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Potty Training Your Puppy

Have you recently brought a new puppy home or are you planning on doing so? If yes, have you thought about the process of housebreaking? Housebreaking your puppy is not technically difficult but it does require consistency which can be difficult to achieve.Generally speaking, there are three options to choose from when beginning to train your [...]

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Preventing Disease While at Equestrian Events

Have you ever gotten sick while traveling? Main transportation hubs like airports and train stations are known to be breeding sites for bacteria that can cause disease. These diseases can range from the common cold to something life threatening and if your horse travels to lots of different shows and events, he or she [...]

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The Truth About Magnetic Therapy

In addition to ceramic therapy, there is another therapy that has not been given much thought by most of the equine world. Magnetic therapy, combined with ceramic therapy, is a great alternative to traditional methods of equine therapy but many people do not take advantage of its benefits.Although you may have not heard of [...]

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The Truth About Ceramic Therapy

In today’s day and age, it can seem like there are a million ways to treat your horse’s ailments but how do you know which is the best? Each one claims to solve some problem the other one’s couldn’t and after two hours of research, you are even more confused than when you started. [...]

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