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Commercial Feeds For The IR Horse

A horse, like a person, can have a metabolic rate and genetic tendency toward obesity. Combine this with a lack of exercise, too many treats, overfeeding, even stress, and the easy keeper is at risk for hormone imbalances, the most critical of which is insulin resistance or IR. And insulin resistance helps set the stage for laminitis (founder). Take heart, though, there are practical solutions. read more

EPM Is Rare, But Tricky

Equine protozoal myelitis, or EPM as it is commonly referred to, has frustrated and challenged horse owners, veterinarians and researchers for years. it's only been in the last 20 years or so that the agent causing this disease, the primary host and the life cycle have been identified. About 14 new cases of EPM per 10,000 horses show up each year. read more

Bathing Your Horse in Winter

It's a lot of work to give your horse a full bath when the temperature drops. Here's how to do it correctly and the products we recommend you use. read more

UC Davis Offers EPM Assistance

To assist veterinarians in diagnosing EPM, the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at the University of California, Davis has created several resources that will help trained equine veterinarians determine if their patients may be suffering from the debilitating neurologic disease. read more

Safety Thought: Holding A Horse

Protect yourself and others: Know which side of the horse to be on when working with another person. read more

Warning! Colic Ahead!

A discussion on the warning signs that your horse has colic by Dr. Deb M. Eldredge. read more

Horse Journal OnCall: Winter Neck Covers

Every winter my horse loses half his mane due to neck covers that rub it off. I've checked out anti-rub covers for underneath, but all of them have a face cover that would get wet in all the rain we have here or it's just a shoulder cover that doesn't cover the mane. Any suggestions? read more

Ligament Injuries

Dr. Grant Miller discusses avoiding ligament injuries and what to do if your horse suffers one. read more

FDA Warning Letters for Three Ulcer Products

FDA warns three companies that FDA regulations consider the equine ulcer remedies they are marketing to be drugs. In order to continue marketing these products as they are, the companies must comply with FDA regulations. read more

Horse Journal OnCall: Severe Scratches Won't Heal

Horse Journal contributing veterinarian Dr. Grant Miller discusses equine pastern dermatitis, aka scratches, grease heel, and how to treat it successfully on your horse. read more

End Barn Odors

A discussion about good products for deodorizing horse stalls. read more

UC Davis Broadens Expertise in the Equine Eye

UC Davis Broadens Expertise in the Equine Eye, as Dr. Mary Lassaline joins the staff. read more

Equine Night Check Could Revolutionize Horse Care

A discussion about a device that could alert horse owners to equine illnesses, like colic. read more

Dealing With Diarrhea

Handling diarrhea in horses, equine. Products to try yourself, when to call the vet. Straightforward and informative. read more

Radiographs - Know What They Can and Can't Tell You

Understanding a few basic principles can help you communicate with your horse veterinarian so you can take away more for your money when it comes to your horse's radiographs, of X-Rays. read more

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