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Selenium`s Good Stuff

We’re used to hearing precautions about feeding too much selenium, but most people know nothing more about it than too much of it can be toxic. Some know the horse needs it but not why or how much.Selenium is beneficial and necessary. It’s a potent antioxidant, protecting the horse’s muscle from damage caused by end products of energy generation. This is why selenium is especially important for horses in heavy work and those with a history of tying up.Selenium is also important for broodmares. Inadequate selenium intake in pregnant mares leads to a potentially

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FEI - Horses and Ballet

Credit: HORSE POWER MEETS BALLET AS FEI WORLD CUP™ FINALS LAND IN LYON read more

Cranky mares

Grant Miller, DVM

For some mare owners, spring marks the beginning of a cyclical battle to achieve harmony amid a hormonal roller coaster. In this article, we’ll discuss ways to manage the mare in heat , so you can enjoy a smooth ride. read more

Hock Pain Is Prevalent in Horses

Grant Miller, DVM

Veterinarians can often predict where a horse might be sore, based just on the horse's athletic endeavors.? Jumping, for instance, is hard on the coffin joints.? Roping and driving can be tough on the withers and shoulders. But tHere's one ailment that seems to be prevalent in just about every equine endeavor: hock pain. That makes hock problems a subject that we all should understand, especially read more

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