How to Give Medications to Your Horse


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If you have ever tried to administer a tablet to an animal, you will know how difficult it can be. Most species are highly skilled at separating the pill from anything else that happens be in their bucket or dish and so simply adding a tablet to their feed doesn’t tend to work. Horses are […]

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Sand Accumulation in the Equine Colon


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Most horses will have small amounts of sand in their intestines. Horses pick this up as they feed and it won’t usually prove to be a problem. However, too much sand can lead to many health issues including a case of colic. Horses will ingest sand if they feed on sandy soils. Clay and silt […]

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

How to Avoid Colic in Winter


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It has been suggested that eating frosty grass could give horses colic. However, there is no evidence to suggest this. Horses that are turned out in winter should have no difficulties as a result of eating frosty forage, as any frozen plant matter is rapidly warmed when in the horses’ mouths. When a horse chews […]

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Equine Gastric Ulcers


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With horses producing up to 16 gallons of acidic gastric juice in a single day, it should come as no surprise that they can suffer from gastric ulcers. The ulcers can seriously impact a horse’s behaviour and unfortunately, horses produce gastric acid even when they are not eating. Humans only produce acid when we eat. […]

Monday, November 20th, 2017