(IN) HEALTH

Don’t Fall behind with horse care

Don’t Fall behind with horse care

Ah, October. As the days start to shorten, the weather becomes cooler, the leaves start to fall, and Congress approaches, there are a few concerns that horse owners should have when it comes to their horse’s health. Grass Laminitis Often thought of as a “spring grass” problem, owners of horses who are currently diagnosed with […]

Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Medicine

  Regenerative medicine is becoming the go-to treatment for a wide variety of injuries that performance horses encounter. The term regenerative medicine refers to treatment modalities that are derived from the horse’s self and used to heal an injury in less time and result in stronger tissue. It is not meant as the only treatment […]

Vesticular Stomatitis Outbreaks

Vesticular Stomatitis Outbreaks

In recent months, there has been an outbreak of Vesicular Stomatitis in Colorado. Many farms are now under quarantine because of the outbreak, and there have been economic impacts on the horse industry as a whole. Vesicular Stomatitis is a disease from the viral family Rhabdoviridae and genus Vesiculovirus. Vesicular stomatitis viruses are the prototypes […]

Details for Joint Supplements

Details for Joint Supplements

With so many options for joint supplements on the market today, how does anyone know which ones actually work? Or remember how to use each one? This article’s purpose is to do just that. Here we have laid out the important details of today’s available injectable joint supplements so that you and your veterinarian can […]

The most confusing issue with hocks

The most confusing issue with hocks

While most pleasure horse enthusiasts are familiar with hock issues in their horses, one of the more confusing hock problems can be swelling of the hocks. The hock area of a horse is actually comprised of four different joint spaces. The upper hock joint, also known as the tarsocrural or tibiotarsal joint, is the joint […]

Keeping horse show dogs healthy

Keeping horse show dogs healthy

Dogs and horses go together like peanut butter and jelly. Many show horse owners are also dog owners and enthusiasts, and consider their dogs to be a huge part of their family. As such, dogs often accompany their owners to horse shows. However, there are several health concerns that dog owners should be aware of […]

Perfect Prep EQ Sane & Sound

Perfect Prep EQ Sane & Sound

Introducing Perfect Prep EQ Sane & Sound | Perfect Products’ New Revolutionary Approach to Equine Calming   June 26, 2014 – Perfect Prep EQ Sane & Sound is the latest addition to the Perfect Prep Equine Calming System. A culmination of years of research in equine calming, soundness support and gastrointestinal supplements, this revolutionary approach to […]

Which vaccines are necessary

Which vaccines are necessary

A question I get asked a lot is what, if any, vaccines are necessary for horses that stay at home and don’t go anywhere. You know, for the pasture pal who lives out in the field whose idea of exercise is walking up to the barn for dinner each night. Does he really need vaccines […]

Is it a training issue or a physical issue

Is it a training issue or a physical issue

You saddle up for a normal day of riding or showing and find that your horse doesn’t feel like himself.  He’s not moving or acting like he usually does. Is it a training issue or a physical issue? An equine sports medicine specialist is trained to diagnose the source of performance problems by evaluating one […]

What to know before you inject

What to know before you inject

With the ever-increasing advancements in equine sports medicine, injecting joints has become a kind of normalcy across the disciplines in the equine world. While injecting joints has many positive effects in maintaining your show horse, complications can occur. Therefore, it is critical to be educated on how to reduce the likelihood of a joint infection. […]

Colic: Strikes fear into the heart

Colic: Strikes fear into the heart

The word colic simply means “belly pain.” There are many different causes of colic in horses, ranging from simple GI upset, to sand accumulations, to intestinal stone formation, to more serious causes such as displacements and twists of the intestines themselves. First, I always recommend giving your vet a call even if you think you […]

EHV-1 Outbreaks Across US

EHV-1 Outbreaks Across US

From KCRG.com, April 2, 2014 — The Iowa Department of Agriculture confirmed that a single case of equine herpesvirus type-1 was recently discovered in Marion, Iowa, at Crystal Creek Equine Center. A department spokesperson said Monday that the investigation is ongoing, reportedKRCG.com. The Iowa Equestrian Center at Kirkwood Community College has already taken steps to avoid the virus. […]

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