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Global Warming Means Less Food and More Disease for Horses

Global Warming Means Less Food and More Disease for Horses

Global Warming Means Less Food and More Disease for Horses
For people who own horses, the twin issues of feeding them and keeping them free of diseases are paramount.
These are the main ideas that preoccupy the rancher in ensuring that his herd is okay. Are they healthy? And Have they enough food?
It’s part of a regular […]

Treating Your Horse with Acupuncture

Treating Your Horse with Acupuncture

Treating Your Horse with Acupuncture
Medicine is a funny thing – whether you’re treating a human or an animal such as a horse.
Even though back in the time of the ancient Greeks, there were two types of approach to treatment that were treated with equal respect, today we seem to have only one approach and everything […]

Making Tracks In Equine Medicine

Making Tracks In Equine Medicine

New Drugs Approval for Horses
There are many kinds of conditions that affect horses. Any owner of a horse will tell you that despite the fact of it being a large and strong animal, there are many aspects of a horse’s health and structure – both internally and externally – that make it an often very […]

Equine Furore Over Furosemide

Equine Furore Over Furosemide

The Furosemide Equine Frenzy
One might wonder whether or not it’s time to get rid of drugs in horse-racing in America. A lot of people here in the States might not be aware of it, but there is one drug used as an anti-bleeding medication that is seen in most of the rest of the world […]

Natural Calming For Horses

Natural Calming For Horses

Calming Horses on the Move
Stress, they say, is often the killer. We see it in our own human lives all the time. The structure of the modern life is such that we’re out of kilter with the rhythms of nature and this puts a sort-of background soundtrack of stress to all our lives from the […]

Your Horse and the Bad Footing Issue

Your Horse and the Bad Footing Issue

Your Horse and the Bad Footing Issue
Taking your horse out can be an exciting or a boring time, depending on what you do with him or her.
When you do ride out – whether it’s on a hunt or at a show for jumping or racing, you always want to impress and to have fun while […]

The End of Horse Pox?

The End of Horse Pox?

The End of Horse Pox?
Many people don’t actually realize the role that horses played in clearing the smallpox virus from our world.
The human version of the disease was eradicated by the World Health Organization in the 1970s, after centuries of killing millions of people over thousands of years. It was by administering a simple vaccine […]

Grazing Thru Winter in the Pastures

Grazing Thru Winter in the Pastures

Grazing Thru Winter in the Pastures
Based out here in Idaho, I always thought that it would be possible to have my horses feed and indulge in some outdoor pasture winter grazing. After all, the summers and the winters are dry and very often, the grass keeps on growing right through until Spring (when, of course, […]

Horse Blankets: How To Carefully Fit A Horse Blanket To Your Horse.

Horse Blankets: How To Carefully Fit A Horse Blanket To Your Horse.

When I was a kid, I somehow figured out how to buy and fit horse blankets without too much trouble. But, now that I’m middle aged, I use a horse blanket consultant to make sure my horse’s comfort and well being is assured. Ecole Lathrop, of Valencia Saddlery, was kind enough to drop by with […]

Incidence of Health Issues Potentially Higher For Horses Exposed To Certain Pesticides.

Incidence of Health Issues Potentially Higher For Horses Exposed To Certain Pesticides.

By following several simple steps discussed here, you may find that getting rid of flies has never been easier. You can virtually eliminate flying pests without having to resort to hiring an exterminator who uses insecticide or fumigation techniques that can harm the environment and may do little to stop infestations, long term.  This involves […]