Identifying Physical vs. Psychological Issues in Horses
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By Christine Barakat These common minerals work together to maintain physiological equilibrium in a sweaty horse, a critical job that is surprisingly easy for you to help with. Electrolytes help ensure the water your drinks makes it to the cells that need it. ©EQUUS Magazine A horse covering 100 miles on an endurance ride through […]
Dewormer resistance is inevitable, but the rate at which it develops is not. It is a well-known fact that gastro-intestinal parasites (worms) have developed resistance to all of the currently available dewormers (anthelmintics) [1,2,7]. Resistance means that an anthelmintic treatment is not effective (or only marginally effective) at killing worms and alleviating clinical symptoms. Worm […]
Just as the bodies of people do, the bodies of horses may react in a negative way to excessively hot or humid weather. Heat stroke and exhaustion may occur in very hot months, as well as sunburn, which can be a very painful ordeal for a horse. When going through a great deal of physical […]
Sores under the girth are as painful to your horse as blistered heels are to you. Here’s how to take care of them. Girth galls — open sores that form just behind a horse’s elbow — may look like minor wounds, but they can be enormously painful to a saddled horse. Imagine walking a mile […]
Feeding Garlic – The Great Garlic Debate Dr. Karen Hayes, DVM, MS, discusses whether or not to feed your horse garlic as a feed supplement or fly repellent. By Karen Hayes, DVM, MS It’s heartening to see how passionate readers are about the care of their horses–and their garlic! The toxic element in allium (a […]