Author:jfinch

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"The environments and experiences and relationships in those different worlds can significantly impact a young horse’s demeanor and help shape him—for better or for worse—for life. " From: Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA What a cutie, that beautiful newborn foal! And he looks just like his talented full sister—same coloring,...

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"As summer temperatures sore into the triple digits, the BLM has decided whether it will provide shade to over 1,000 horses" From: News of The Horse Reno, Nevada – As summer temperatures sore into the triple digits, the BLM has decided whether it will provide shade to over 1,000...

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"The number one goal when feeding a sick horse is to keep the horse eating to maintain body condition." From: Erica Larson, News Editor When a horse is sick or recovering from illness, feeding choices can either help him on the road to recovery or send him...

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"Nutrition is one of the most difficult aspects of horse management to understand, so it’s no wonder that forage and other fodder falsehoods sprout and take root.." From: Kristen M. Janicki, MS, PAS | TheHorse.com Haven’t you heard that feeding a hot bran mash will help prevent...

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"Despite the growing body of research into senior horses’ health, the exact causes of death and the most important diseases that older equids suffer from remain poorly documented." By Stacey Oke, DVM, MSc Thanks to improved equine management and husbandry knowledge, along with committed owners, horses are...

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"Your mind races with possible diagnoses: Hoof abscess? Cellulitis? Fracture?" From: Ashley Leighton Kornatowski, VMD You know the feeling. The uneasy one that rises in your chest as you see your horse’s swollen limb, sudden lameness, and pained expression. Something is definitely wrong, but it’s unclear exactly...