Monthly Archives: November 2019

Winter Foot Pain in Metabolic Horses

Veterinarians working with many laminitic horses are well acquainted with the problem but others may be unfamiliar with it.  It’s a laminitis-like syndrome triggered by cold weather. Horses normally have a very high tolerance for cold.  In all species, cold … Continue reading

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Stewardship

It’s been over 5 years since I posted this blog, and about 20 years since I wrote it initially, but some things just don’t change. The definition of stewardship has not changed since 1913 – “responsibility for taking good care … Continue reading

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Bone Health in Older Horses

An increased risk of fractures from falls and decreased bone density in general are familiar consequences of aging in people but not as well researched in horses. However, between clinical experience and what can be found in the literature, there … Continue reading

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Is Acorn Toxicity in Horses Real?

Squirrels aren’t the only ones hoovering up the Fall crop of acorns. Horses love them too. A yummy treat courtesy of Mother Nature – or are they harmful? Many people report their horses regularly indulge in acorns in the Fall … Continue reading

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Mid-Pregnancy Nutrition

When an average size mare delivers she will have produced a 100+ lb foal, an 11 pound placenta, and as much as 16 pounds of fluid. She has also greatly increased the size and thickness of her uterus and blood … Continue reading

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