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Therapeutic Farriery

Jillian Mills, DVM, DACVSMR, CERP, CVA, Starwood Equine Veterinary Services – Courtesy of AAEP Question: What are your thoughts on barefoot trimming for horses with moderate navicular disease? Answer:  Navicular disease is a syndrome affecting not just the navicular bone itself, but the entire podotrochlear apparatus located in the heel of the foot. Advanced imaging modalities, […]

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Hay Before Grain, Or Vice Versa?

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D., Getty Equine Nutrition Which should be fed first “ hay or grain?  If you’re feeding correctly, this issue is truly a moot point because the horse should have access to forage (hay and/or pasture) 24/7 with no gaps. Therefore, when fed concentrates, the horse’s digestive tract should already have hay flowing through it. If fed starchy cereal grains (oats, […]

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Complementary Care Serves to Compliment the Horse

More than ever before, horse owners have ample opportunity to promote longevity and quality of life of their equine companion and/or performance horse. From equine massage to chiropractic care and therapeutic shoeing to specialized services, horse owners are blessed with an abundance of options to choose from, or partner together for a whole-horse wellness strategy. […]

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Michigan Dept of Ag and Rural Development has confirmed first case of EHM for 2018

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has confirmed the first case of equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM) for 2018. The five-year-old Standardbred gelding from Washtenaw County tested positive for EHV-1 after developing a sudden onset of neurologic signs: weakness, incoordination in the hind limbs and difficulty urinating. The horse is currently under veterinary care […]

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Identifying and Treating Corns on a Horse

by Vettec Hoof Care Proper hoof care is essential to a horse’s well-being. Without regular hoof maintenance, horses can develop conditions in their feet that cause discomfort and can require costly treatment. One condition that is occurring more frequently in horses is corns – severe, visible bruising in a horse’s feet that is problematic if untreated. […]