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A New Way To Deworm

Parasite drug resistance is on the rise. While horse-care patterns usually evolve over decades, we could be facing a radical change in the way we deworm our horses because the comfortable methods that we’ve used for a quarter century actually may be harming our horses. Our familiar deworming schedules may need to be replaced, and egg counts should help us decide which drugs to choose.When paste deworming arrived and went directly into the hands of horseowners, parasite-related illnesses among horses declined. Caring vets cheered. (Some veterinarians, motivated more

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Barefoot vs. Shoes

Grant Miller, DVM

No matter what the reason(s), it appears that barefoot trimming is trending upwards. The increasing number of barefoot horses leaves one to wonder if a day could come when horse shoes are a rare sight. read more

Strength Is So Important In Horse Training

John Strassburger

Training horses for eventing or dressage is a lot like training human athletes for sports like gymnastics, track or figure skating. Actually, I’d say that training a horse to event is a lot like training a person to do all three of those sports. read more

Fly Sheets 2014 – Lots of Improvement

Beth Hyman

In this trial, we noticed the horse fly sheets really trended toward extreme protection. Many we tested included neck covers, belly coverage and very fine mesh to protect the horse from smaller insects and UV rays. And the equine Bucas Zebra print sheet has some validity to the “stripes confuse flies” research from a few years ago. read more

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