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Immunizations: Protect Your Horse Against Infectious Diseases

Few things will protect your horse from the ravages of disease as easily and effectively as immunizations. The vaccines administered by your veterinarian to your horse place a protective barrier between the animal and a whole list of problems

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10 Tips for Preventing Colic

The number one killer of horses is colic. Colic is not a disease, but rather a combination of signs that alert us to abdominal pain in the horse. Colic can range from mild to severe, but it should never be ignored. Many of the conditions that cause

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10 Tips for Caring for the Older Horse

Because of advances in nutrition, management and health care, horses are living longer, more useful lives. It’s not uncommon to find horses and ponies living well into their 20s and 30s. While genetics play a role in determining life span, you too

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10 Tips for Choosing the Best Hay for Your Horse

High-quality hay can be an important source of essential nutrients in your horse’s diet. A horse’s protein and energy requirements depend on age, stage of development, metabolism and workload. A mature horse will eat 2 to 2.5% of its body weight a

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10 tips for Fighting Fungus-infected Fescue

Tall fescue is a grass which grows on over 35 million acres of land in the United States. As many as 700,000 horses may graze fescue pastures or be fed fescue hay each year. Many of these pastures contain fescue that is infected with an endophytic

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Don’t Skip the Purchase Exam

Owning a horse can be a big investment in time, money and emotion. Unfortunately, horses seldom come with a money-back guarantee. That’s why it is so important to investigate the horse’s overall health and condition through a purchase exam conducted

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Recognizing an Emergency

Knowing your horse’s normal behavior is very important in recognizing when he is sick. You should call the veterinarian when your horse is not “right,” before beginning any treatment. In the following common situations, early intervention is

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Treating an Injury

There are many things a horse owner can do for their horse that may not require a veterinarian. However, it is best to have an established relationship with a veterinarian before any kind of medical care is needed for your horse. Routine wellness

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Artificial Insemination

This procedure involves collecting the semen from the stallion and placing it in the mare’s uterus without a natural cover and by artificial means.

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Cooled Semen

The introduction of cooled semen in the horse breeding industry has dramatically changed the process of selecting a suitable stallion to sire your next foal. Finding the right sire can be difficult when you are trying to match the current trends in

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