Monthly Archives: January 2020

Winter Wound Care

It’s nice to get a break from insects pestering wounds but winter weather brings its own set of special considerations. The cold, dry air in winter leads to a major cause of delayed healing – dehydration of exposed tissue. A … Continue reading

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Setting the Record Straight on Winter Laminitis

Since I started writing about winter laminitis several years ago the topic has appeared with increasing frequency in other places.  Spreading the word is always good but several things have been transformed in translation. Cortisol as a cause.  While it’s … Continue reading

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When Winter Brings Stiffness

Many of us experience noticeable body stiffness in cold weather. It should be no surprise that horses do too. Your horse doesn’t have to be a  senior or have pre-existing problems to develop winter stiffness – although those things can … Continue reading

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Iodine and Your Horse

Iodine is probably the most ignored of all elements essential for your horse’s life. The requirement is very small, only a few mg a day, but deficiency in foods is widespread all over the world. An iodine requirement is our … Continue reading

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