Category Archives: Health

A Small Horse With a Big Problem

Although small in stature, the 10-year-old miniature horse named Itty Bitty is anything but shy in personality. When owner Julie Russell of West Palm Beach, FL, and her good friend...

Fevers

One of the more common phone calls that I get is from a concerned horse owner who also happens to own a thermometer. I’m here to tell you that I...

Horses That Drink and Pee Too Much

So… your horse is flooding the stall. He takes a drink every time you take a look at him. You are single-handedly keeping the bedding company in business. There are...

Let’s Talk About EHV-1

Assuming that you haven’t been living in a cave, or haven’t been enjoying some wonderful vacation in a remote location without internet access (they exist), by now, you’ve probably heard...

“Natural” Balance?

I am constantly amazed at people’s taste for “natural.” I mean, really, humans have spent most of their civilized life trying to get away from natural. Now, it’s constantly being...

7 Deworming Myths That Have Been Debunked

For decades, horse owners have been regularly deworming horses—with an almost messianic zeal—under the general rationale that all parasites are terrible and horse owners must do everything that they can...

Let’s Talk X-Rays

If you’ve been around horses for any length of time (usually measured in minutes), you’ve probably heard that a horse needs X-rays (hopefully, it wasn’t yours).   And while you...

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