horse health Tag

tick

"Learn the latest on diseases horses can get from ticks and why they continue to frustrate veterinarians and researchers" From: Natalie DeFee Mendik, MA | TheHorse If the sight of a tick makes your skin crawl—even if it’s not crawling on your skin— you’re not alone. That...

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"Offering physical protection and temperature control, as well as serving as your horse’s first line of immune defense" By Anna O'Brien, DVM Your horse’s skin is his largest organ. Offering physical protection and temperature control, as well as serving as your horse’s first line of immune defense,...

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"No matter how far in to spring you are, there’s something about this season that begs action." By Clair Thunes, PhD For those of us in milder states, spring is quickly turning in to summer. However, for many, trees are still leafing out and spring has only...

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"Equine transportation is associated with a variety of serious health disorders causing economic and emotional loses," By Stacey Oke, DVM, MSc | The Horse   While today’s planes, trains, and automobiles make long-distance horse transport easier than ever , it’s important to remember that transport-related stress and illness...

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"If given free access to pasture (all day), horses will spend 60-70% of their time grazing, with considerable walking activity, especially in large fields." By Ray Geor, BVSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM   Few nutritionists will dispute that grass is the most natural feedstuff for horses. The horse's digestive...

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"The prepurchase exam is a thorough evaluation of the horse’s health, soundness, and suitability" By Meghan Breen, DVM | thehorse.com Finding your next horse often requires great investment of both time and money. When you have finally found “the one,” you have one more critical step to...