In my last blog post I discussed management techniques for keeping your horse warm as well as ways horses keep themselves warm.  Today I will share how you can use nutrition to support your horse during the winter cold. The critical temperature mentioned in part I can...

I just got back from a trip to England and it is colder here in California than it was there!  I don't know about where you are but it is pretty chilly here.  Okay it isn't as cold as say Minnesota but relatively speaking, it's...

[caption id="attachment_952" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo courtesy of Topline Training Inc.[/caption] Simplistically stated, when energy in equals energy out, body condition is maintained.  This means that if the energy content of the diet you feed your horse exactly meets your horse’s energy requirement it will maintain a...

Body condition scoring (BCS) is an objective method of evaluating a horse’s level of condition by palpating and visually assessing the degrees of fatness over certain areas of the horse’s body.  A numeric value is assessed which can allow comparison of the horses condition over...

Ever wonder what a calorie really is? It’s the amount of energy it takes to raise the temperature of 1gram of water by 1o C. But did you know there is also a Calorie with a capital C?  This is the amount of energy it...

Every year numerous scientific meetings occur where those working in specific fields get together to discuss their research.  These meetings are where the very cutting edge of our knowledge are shared as works presented have often not yet been published although abstracts are typically peer reviewed...

Last week in our blog post our friend Dr Alana McQuarry shared some measures you can take to help keep your horse safe from infectious disease and some signs to look out for that might suggest your horse may be suffering from an infectious disease. ...

With news of another neurologic EHV-1 case in Southern California at the end of March it is clear that we are going to keep hearing about EHV-1 for some time to come. I am someone who tries to find the positive and opportunities for growth...

For this third part in my senior horse series I am going to cover some environmental factors that may negatively impact your senior horses.  Unfortunately these are often stressors that have been handled perfectly well in the past and your first indication that they have...