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McNasty And RapLast Stop Chewing

Most any horse will gnaw on wood now and then, especially trees. An extensive Australian study of wild horses found they had definite preferences in terms of bark texture and time of year. They may eat the more tender, slender ends of tree branches. However, this natural behavior is different from the wood chewing domesticated horses do because wild horses leave tough, woody parts undisturbed.The belief persists that horses may chew wood because of a mineral deficiency, extremely irritating to eyes and nose.When using antichew products outdoors, reapplied the product as soon

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The Basics of Nerve Blocks

Grant Miller, DVM

Many horse owners become confused when their veterinarian uses nerve blocks in their horses to localize lameness. This post reviews the basics of what the vet is doing when he or she places a nerve block. read more

Urgent Care: Leg Swelling

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Swelling on your horse’s leg may be as simple as lower leg edema from standing in his stall to a bowed tendon to a serious infection. Look at the conditions surrounding this swelling to decide if it’s a veterinary emergency and to get an idea of the prognosis. An acute swelling that’s warm and tender to the touch suggests a recent injury or a developing infection. With infection, the area may feel hot. Check your horse’s temperature. A fever suggests infection. If so, look carefully for a small puncture wound site or any area with drainage.  An read more

A Lesson in Shortening Your Reins

Margaret Freeman

Thoughts about how we shorten our reins and how the horse might react to our technique. read more

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