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While colic is certainly something that can occur year-round, the risk for impaction rises in the cold winter months. Dehydration, decreased turnout and pasture time, and altered feed all contribute to this. Fortunately, there are plenty of things that can be done to lower the risk of wintertime colic and help keep digestion on track.  […]

Many pest insects thrive in the stable environment. Unfortunately, they often cause horses irritation, stress, pain, hair loss and allergic reactions. Some of the most common equine pest insects are common flies, stable flies, horse flies, ticks, gnats, mosquitoes, and bot flies. There are a variety of management techniques that can be effective against these […]

The first step to knowing if your horse needs to gain or lose weight is to discern what the ideal is. The Henneke body condition chart, ranging from one to nine, has been developed for this specific reason. Anything between four and six is considered ideal.This range allows for differences in conformation, activity level, discipline, […]