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Different Forms of Leg Protection for your Equine Friend

Different Forms of Leg Protection for your Equine Friend

Open front boot These are most commonly used by showjumpers to protect the ligaments of the horse’s leg. They wrap around the fetlock and along the back of the cannon bone, where the most sensitive and high-impact areas are on a horse’s leg. While jumping a course,...

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What is A Diet Consult and How Can it Benefit Your Pet?

What is A Diet Consult and How Can it Benefit Your Pet?

Just like humans, nutrition plays an important role for our fur babies. Proper nutrition has a positive impact on an animal's health as it enhances their quality of life and is an essential factor to maintain optimal health. When we think of a diet consult, it’s not...

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They Say “a Horse’s Eye Is a Window to Their Soul”

They Say “a Horse’s Eye Is a Window to Their Soul”

They say, “a horse's eye is a window to their soul". That being said, ocular (eye) health for our horses is imperative. We see horses for ocular issues fairly commonly, and any issue with the eye is considered urgent because they can, unfortunately, progress quickly...

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Advice on Feeding Your Senior Horse

Advice on Feeding Your Senior Horse

We all hate to think of our animals aging. However, with good nutrition and attention to their health, we can do our best to make sure that this is as slow and painless as possible!Nutrition is the basis by which we can treat and prevent health issues. What is at the...

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Checking the Body Condition of Your Senior Horse

Checking the Body Condition of Your Senior Horse

How do we monitor how our seniors are doing? One mainstay is body condition scoring. Our vets use this every time they examine your horse. We use a scale of 1-9. One is the lowest level; emaciated and 9 being severely overweight - 5 is just right. Doing this yourself...

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Equine Vaccinations: Learn What Your Horse Really Needs & Why

Equine Vaccinations: Learn What Your Horse Really Needs & Why

Equine vaccines are split into two main categories: Core and Risk-Based.  Core vaccines are recommended to all horses, no matter their lifestyle. According to the AVMA, core vaccinations are those “that protect from diseases that are endemic to a region, those with...

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Keys to Successful Showing for Both You and Your Horse

Keys to Successful Showing for Both You and Your Horse

A horse is a massive animal who, as we all know by now, is also incredibly fragile for their size. This can add an immense amount of stress gearing up to show season not only for your horse but for you as well! I don’t know about you, but my horses are like my...

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