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Essential Omega Fatty Acids

Why all the talk about omega fatty acids lately? Unsure how to supplement your horse’s diet appropriately? An understanding of how omega-3 fatty acids function will help you determine the best diet for your horse. See the infographic here. What Are Omega Fatty Acids? Omega fatty acids are a form of polyunsaturated fat (fat molecules […]

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How to Choose the Best Hoof Boots for your Horse

Hoof boots provide an excellent alternative to iron shoes. “The benefits are that boots are removable, offer complete coverage, are flexible, allow loading of the entire foot, provide true axial loading when needed, and allow traction to be varied daily or hourly as conditions change,” says farrier Pete Ramey from Lakemont, Ga. Many people use […]

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Nutritional Management of Insulin Resistant Horses

Equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) is not a specific disease, but rather a clinical syndrome with three principal components: obesity, hyperinsulinemia, and insulin resistance (IR). EMS horses are predisposed to a variety of health issues including laminitis, so proper dietary management of these animals is essential. Dietary management can address two strategies to treat EMS: increasing […]

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Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS)

What is Equine Metabolic Syndrome? Equine metabolic syndrome is a health problem that affects many horses that are considered easy keepers. Symptoms include large regional fat deposits, obesity, insulin resistance, and recurrent episodes of laminitis. Unfortunately in this day and age, obese horses are more the rule than the exception. Despite education by veterinarians and […]

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Horse Owners Workshop April 11

You’re Invited to our Horse Owners Workshop! WHAT: A fun and informative evening event for horse owners with prizes, goodie bags, coupons, and refreshments WHERE: Best Western Hotel in Keene, 401 Winchester Street WHEN: Friday, April 11 6:30pm Registration 7:00pm Common Equine Emergencies & When to Call the Vet with Katy Raynor, DVM, New England […]

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Just Joints Week April 7-13

Lowest Prices of the Year April 7-13 Did you know that your horse’s joints can begin to wear as early as age five? Research has shown that horses of all disciplines ages five and up can benefit from a daily joint care program. A quality supplement can positively influence your horse’s vitality and longevity, and […]

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Common Equine Emergencies

Colic What is colic, and what does it look like? Colic is a general term used to describe abdominal discomfort in horses. Medical colic can be caused by a number of different things including but not limited to mild intestinal spasms, gas distension, an impaction, enteritis, or colitis. A more severe surgical colic can be […]

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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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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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