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2013-11-panacur

Understanding Deworming

Rotating and Resistance Recommendations for deworming horses have changed over time due to the development of parasitic resistance. Rotating dewormers still is required at many boarding facilities, although this approach is just one of the reasons why resistance has developed in some horses to the common dewormers. Fecal Egg Counts (FECs) Rotational deworming programs have started to […]

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2013-10-fencing

Fall Horse Keeping Tips

Fall is the time to stow away warmer weather horse keeping supplies and pull out those for colder weather. Take care of these things before frigid temperatures, snow, and ice enter the equation. For the infographic click here. Blankets & Sheets Pack up fly apparel and pull out blankets, coolers, and sheets. Put them through the laundry […]

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2013-09-pellets

The Best Bed for your Horse

The bedding you use in your horse’s stall affects not just the time spent cleaning it and your finances, but your horse’s health as well. Consider these options before your next trip to purchase bedding. For the infographic click here. Shavings While some types of wood shavings are more absorbent than others, shavings are all among the […]

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2013-06-hoof-anatomy-600

Thrush and Other Hoof Maladies

By Ashley Gasky, AF of Precision Hoofcare You know that telltale smell, you have felt that sinking feeling when your farrier stands up and says your horse has it. Thrush. Also known as White Line Disease or Seedy Toe. These conditions are unsightly as well as painful. If your horse is suffering from any type […]

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2013-04-fly-spray

Basic Fly Control

No one likes pesky insects. For your horses, they can cause a variety of issues, from minor behavioral problems to painful Sweet Itch. Many insects are carriers of disease, also putting your horse at risk for serious medical conditions such as Lyme disease or West Nile Virus. Fortunately, there’s a wide variety of measures you […]

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