Recent Blog Posts

  • Winter May Mean Increased Respiratory Problems for Horses

    December 1, 2016
    Cold temperatures and brisk winter air may be refreshing for a deep breath or brief outdoor walks, but winter leads to many air quality issues that can create severe respiratory problems in horses, particularly in barns.
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  • Overcome Your Horse's Picky Eating

    November 1, 2016
    With dexterous lips and a defiant attitude, any horse can become a picky eater, but it is easy to keep your horse on a balanced, healthy diet no matter what its taste preferences may be.
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  • Why Vaccines Matter for Horse Health

    June 1, 2016
    Vaccines are widely accepted as essential for proper pet care, but there is little regulation and few consistent recommendations about vaccinating horses, whether they are livestock, working animals, show horses, or casual equine friends.
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  • The Best and Safest Ways to Feed a Horse

    June 1, 2016
    Understanding the basic dietary needs of your equine friend is an essential part of ownership. Horses are foragers, meaning they graze. Meeting this natural characteristic is imperative. • Hay: Hay is commonly the preferred source of forage.
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  • Maintaining Horse Hydration: The Roles of Water and Salt

    May 1, 2016
    Keeping your horse hydrated is a key component in keeping him healthy. There are several ways to ensure that your horse drinks enough and maintains hydration. Read more
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  • Plants that are Poisonous to Horses

    May 1, 2016
    There are literally hundreds of plants that are either outright, or potentially, toxic to horses. There are several factors that contribute to toxicity. First, the plant must contain a substance that is toxic to that particular species of animal (susceptibility).
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  • Transitioning Your Horse From Cold to Hot Weather

    April 1, 2016
    Sometimes the spring weather comes upon us faster than we expect. The temperature begins to rise and before we know it, warm days are upon us. Here are some tips on taking care of your horses when the weather gets warm, according to Katherine Blocksdorf of About.
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  • The Best Practices for Cleaning Your Horse‚Äôs Hoof

    February 1, 2016
    Routine hoof care is best when provided by a professional Ferrier. As a horse owner, knowing the anatomy of the hoof will present you with a methodical understanding of thorough cleaning practices.
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  • Winter Livestock Management

    December 1, 2015
    The dead of winter is rapidly approaching, and this could mean doom and gloom for your livestock. If proper steps are taken to manage their health, shelter and nutrition, however, your animals can survive the winter with minimal strife.
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