Competition season is upon us which means transporting your horses long distances to shows. As tough as trailering can be on horses, there are a few things you can do to make their time in the little box more enjoyable. Preparation  Wrapping your horse for travel can...

Every 3 months, you find yourself  staring at a shelf full of dewormers with more questions than answers. More often than not, you grab for a familiar-sounding wormer such as an ivermectin like Zimectrin®, a fenbendazole like Panacure®, or a moxidectin like Quest®. Although each...

Now that we are moving into spring, competition season is upon us!Prepare your horse or keep up their fitness by incorporating some endurance and speed work into their training schedule. Once your horse has a good foundation in long slow work, training may proceed to phase 2:...

Minerals Chloride, copper, iodine, iron, sodium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorous and calcium all have an increased requirement for the last trimester. Most hays are high in iron and potassium and the majority of horses are having their requirements met in excess so adding these nutrients to the...

Pregnant mares must consume enough nutrients to both maintain their own body weight throughout the pregnancy and also to create new tissues, those of the fetus and those that support the pregnancy such as the placenta. Due to the very small amount of tissue deposition...

As long as your stallion is in good weight and is receiving a balanced diet, supplementing additional vitamins and minerals above requirement has not been conclusively proven to have any positive effect on fertility.  However, there is a nutrient that stands out as having a...

At the barn where my daughter rides we seem to be in the thick of abscess season. I have a few clients whose horses are suffering the same affliction too.  Abscesses are one of the most common causes of acute lameness in horses, especially during...

This time of year can make for some miserable riding. Whether it is freezing cold or pouring rain it can seem that there isn’t much opportunity to do much more than walking and trotting, often around an indoor arena. It can be hard to imagine...

It's that time of year again: time for giving thanks, sharing time with loved ones, and yes, Black Friday. This year, we decided to compose a list of online Black Friday deals for horse lovers!  It's time to stock up on those horse essentials and find...

Probiotics or direct-fed-microbials (DFM’s) are living microorganisms typically bacteria or yeasts that when administered in adequate amounts, provide some benefit to the recipient. Typically they are beneficial bacteria that already exist in the digestive tract. Their use may be beneficial for horses displaying signs of...