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How Can I Get My Stubborn Cushing’s Horse to Take Medication?

How Can I Get My Stubborn Cushing’s Horse to Take Medication?

Cushing’s Disease & Ensuring Medication Intake

What is it?

Cushing's disease, also known as PPID (pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction), is a progressive disorder that begins with the dysfunction of the pituitary gland. This gland, at the base of the brain, sends out a number of hormones, and a horse with Cushing’s disease...

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Repaying Their Love Not Just on Valentine’s Day

Repaying Their Love Not Just on Valentine’s Day

Stores are filling up with Valentine’s Day treats. Chocolates, candy hearts, hand-dipped strawberries, along with cards galore line the shelves. And these are great for the special human in your life. But what about that special horse?

If you haven’t thought about giving a Valentine’s Day treat to...

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How Winter Affects Horses - Temperatures & Feeding

How Winter Affects Horses - Temperatures & Feeding

During the winter season, temperatures typically fall below that necessary for pasture grass to grow. Pastures become rapidly depleted of natural forage and horses must increasingly rely on their owners to provide them with a nutritionally adequate diet. To properly feed a horse during the winter months, several key factors...

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How Much Hay You Need To Store For the Winter Months? - Prepping Now

How Much Hay You Need To Store For the Winter Months? - Prepping Now

The horse has evolved as a grazing animal; the natural feeding habit of the horse is to eat small amounts of roughages often. Modern management practices of horses incorporate stabling, increased grain-based concentrate consumption, meal feeding, limited access to pasture and the reliance on stored forages ...

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