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Gastric Ulcers in Horses

Gastric Ulcers in Horses

We are in the heat of performance season (no pun intended)!

Do you know the prevalence of gastric ulcers in horses?

  • 93% of race horses
  • 58% of show horses
  • 25-50% of foals

Whether you’re a race horse trainer, western performance horse owner, dressage...

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Giving Horses Pills Just Got Easier

Giving Horses Pills Just Got Easier

Giving oral medications to horses can be an arduous task! Pastes are a little easier than other oral medications, often with a long syringe that can be placed towards the rear of the horse’s mouth. Pills however, can be very difficult to administer to our horses. Owners often grind the...

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How to Safely Put Weight on a Starved Horse

How to Safely Put Weight on a Starved Horse

Have you ever taken in a horse that has been starved? A truly starved horse – not one that’s just a bit underweight, but one that’s significantly underweight – requires a specialized and careful nutritional approach in order to regain both weight and health. If you, or someone you know,...

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Prevent Overheating in Horses Using Nutrition

Prevent Overheating in Horses Using Nutrition

To understand how to use nutrition to prevent overheating in horses we must first understand fully how the digestive system works and creates heat.

We will skip past the stomach and small intestine as very little to no heat is created here from digestion, and start at the beginning of the...

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