Equine Health: Deworming Schedule

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Deworming treatments are a regular component of horse health maintenance, but many horse owners may not understand the best schedule for their horse. While deworming regimens vary by region, there are some ground rules for owners to follow. We recommend working closely with your equine veterinarian on a proper deworming schedule.
Dr. Thomas Craig, professor at […]

Monitoring Horses’ Nutritional and Health Status

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Regardless of the types of horses or what or how they are fed, their nutritional and health status should be observed at least once and preferably twice daily. Each horse should be observed individually for injuries, attitude, and feeding behavior, including appetite, eagerness to eat, and rate and amount eaten or not eaten. A sore […]

Winter Care For Horses

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Winter Care for Horses
Cold weather presents horses with some specific nutritional and management demands. As winter approaches it is a good idea to evaluate horses, housing and feeding programs to insure that horses get through the cold weather in good shape.
All warm-blooded animals have a critical temperature. This is the temperature below which the animal […]

Hay Tips

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

 
What type of hay should you feed your horse?

Many grasses or legumes can make good hay for horses. Nutritionally, there may not be as much difference between alfalfa and grass hay as many people believe. Research has shown, for instance, that good quality grass hay may have more available protein for horses than an average […]

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