Category Archive for "Health Issues"

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Equine Dental Caries

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Over the past 4 years a team of Dental vets in Australia have been researching the effects of diet on the horses teeth, most specifically a condition known as Peripheral Caries (basically tooth decay). There were several factors found to…

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Nutrition as a Component of Equine Dental Care

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The old adage says “you are what you eat”—but that’s only if your teeth are up to the job! A horse might be offered a diet of high-quality hay, for instance, but if he’s unable to chew and digest that…

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How to: Conduct a basic physical exam

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Just as feeding and grooming are part of your daily horse care routine so should checking your horse’s vital signs to ensure he is well be. Some horse owners have no knowledge of how to perform the most basic examinations…

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How to: Handle a suspected poisoning

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Picture this scenario: A pastured horse develops hair loss, itching, dermatitis, colic, laminitis, or even sudden death, and the owner is certain the problem must have been caused by something the horse touched or ate. The first and most urgent…

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