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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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Equine Insulin Resistance & Equine Hypothyroidism

Equine Insulin Resistance, Equine Hypothyroidism. I have been getting many calls from customers regarding their IR horses and wanting info regarding the Equine Challenge IR Protocol. And for the newer Equine Challenge customers who are reading this, we do have a specific protocol for IR horses or for horses that are
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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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Fall Transition Colic, Winter Hard Keepers, Feed Tag Labels

Fall Transition Colic, Winter Hard Keepers, Reading Feed Tag Labels, Natural & Artificial Flavoring Fall is in the air!  That being said……many horses will colic or find themselves in a Pre-colic situation in the Fall Transition. Prevention…Colic can be caused by many different factors.  During Fall and Winter, weather plays a major role.
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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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