If this should ever happen to you, do not pull the nail or any foreign object which could get lodged into a hoof, without having radiographs first. Read More
The height of travel season is upon us and horses will soon be traveling throughout the U.S. and beyond for winter competition. Some horses don’t fare well during a long trip, be it heading south for the winter or across the state to traverse new trails. Read More
Enteroliths are one of the many causes of colic in the horse. They are actually concrete-like balls that form in the intestinal tract and eventually often cause obstruction of the gastrointestinal tract and have to be surgically removed. Read More
The great barometric changes, especially in storms like Irma, from my experience, seems to greatly increase colic problems. I can attest after not being able to travel in Andrew, so your veterinarian may not be able to get to you. Here is some great advice from Dr. Jim Wright DVM and Kelly... Read More
That soft, and velvet-like muzzle we love to nuzzle isn’t why clipping a horse’s whiskers is a bad idea. The trimming of a horse's whiskers has been banned in Germany and Switzerland by law (animal welfare act) for many years. Read More
Twenty-two years ago, Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals, Inc. took the lead in developing a distinctive brand of herbal supplements to enhance equine health and performance. Read More
“We can’t keep it in stock.” A Purina supplier who was next to me on the bus ride back from a full day at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center. And the product has just been introduced the beginning of June 2017. 90% of active horses experience gastric discomfort, even as we learned ones that do... Read More
Implement these safety best practices to help celebrate Independence Day with the greatest display of all – a safe, injury-free horse. Read More
Could supplementing a horse’s diet with aloe vera gel work as well as commercial products for reducing the effects of gastric ulcers? Researchers from the University of Adelaide in South Australia sought to find out in a recently published study. Read More
An interview with Dr. Carol Clark, from Peterson and Smith Equine Hospital, discussing what to do in case of a snake bite and how best to cope with this emergency situation with your horse. Read More

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