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Winterizing The Hard Keeper Horse

If your horse is struggling to keep weight on in the winter, add more WHOLE oats to the evening feeding. How much you ask? If you are currently feeding whole oats you can add a cup in the morning and a cup at night.  If you are just starting whole oats the amount will
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Common Hoof Problems…Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

Common Hoof Problems…Signs, Symptoms and Treament. Dehydration Dehydrated hooves…hoof cracks, pain and discomfort, this can be a real problem for the horse and horse owner.  There are several ways to provide moisture/hydration to the hooves. If the hoof capsule becomes dehydrated, it will prevent normal shock absorption. When this happens,
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How To Check The Vital Signs On Your Horse

Vital Signs! Temperature, Pulse, Respiration, Gut Sounds, Capillary Refill Time & The Pinch Test. Summer is in full swing so it’s time to talk about keeping a close eye on our Equine family by knowing what to look for in our horse’s Vital Signs. If your horse is having problems
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Comparing Mineral Types In Horse Supplements

I often receive emails or calls wanting or requesting a comparative analysis between Equine Challenge Supplements and the current product a potential customer is using. As an example, some will want to know how much copper is in Equine Challenge? It is easy to say …”there is 50 mg of
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Is It Colic, Or A False Alarm?

Is It Colic, Or A False Alarm? Sometimes you just can’t tell. Sometimes it’s a mild colic that doesn’t require a Vet even seeing the horse. Sometimes it’s as obvious as can be that something is wrong and a Vet needs to be called immediately. Sometimes the signs are so
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Too Hot To Ride, How About Trailering?

“How Hot Is Too Hot To Ride?”  Temperature + Humidity Level = 130 or higher…BEWARE! Horses get hotter much faster than you and I and are more susceptible to the effects of heat stress. It only takes approx. 17 minutes of moderate intensity exercise in hot, humid weather to raise a horse’s
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