Equine


03
Apr 2018
farrier shot x-rays

Radiographs of your horses’ feet are an important tool for developing a hoof care plan that will optimize long term soundness.  Radiography allows the veterinarian and farrier to work together to balance the foot.  Visual examination of the foot only provides part of the picture.  The radiograph shows the relationship of the bones within the hoof capsule.  Ideally we would do before and after shots, but if you only want to do one set the farrier’s choice would be right before trimming and or shoeing so they can make any adjustments that......

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24
Jul 2014

Caring For Your Horse’s Intestinal Health Interval/ Rotational Deworming vs. Strategic DewormingAll horses have parasites. A practical approach to internal parasites is not to eliminate them, but to keep the level of parasites low so they do not cause disease. Interval deworming is defined as dosing horses with different classes of dewormers (anthelmintics) in rotation at a given interval (8-12 weeks) Strategic deworming takes advantage of the seasonal threat of parasites which are the greatest risk to a horse. This is tailored to individual horses in the herd based on Fecal Egg......

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25
Mar 2010

A good preventative medicine program can be the key to a normal, healthy foal. A normal healthy pregnant mare should be able to be used for most average activities up until the last 8-10 weeks of pregnancy. After this time, most mares tire easily. Jumping, racing, and strenuous rides are considered too stressful and should be discontinued when the mare is four months along in pregnancy. Do not make the mistake of allowing a mare to become idle just because she is pregnant. Moderate exercise is good for all pregnant animals. Nutritional......

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25
Mar 2010
Horse Skull

Routine dental care is an important part of every horse’s preventive health care program. Dental equilibration or floating is performed to ensure proper position and contact of teeth so that the horse will chew properly for their entire lifetime. Yearly dental exams will detect any problems and allow early correction so the horse will be as comfortable as possible. An unhealthy mouth can cause pain and lead to bitting or bridle problems, colic, choke, weight loss, stiffness of the neck, and lameness. Horses are stoic and will likely not show obvious signs......

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