EQUINE GASTRIC OR COLONIC ULCERS: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
In case you have wondered about either of two types of ulceration we see in the stomach or hind-gut of our horses, we have written an informative reference article that endeavors to explain the differences between the two regarding clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, management, and prevention. An easy, inexpensive, and quick stall-side test is now available that is very helpful as a screening tool. Some people have been really amazed at how differently their horses have behaved or performed after therapy for these ailments. So if you have any suspicion as to whether poor performance, mild colic, or anything out of the ordinary health-wise could be related to these pesky little scenarios, then click on the link for more info!
SPRING DEWORM PLAN
Before we jump into what to deworm with this time of year, it would be more helpful to understand the current approach to parasite control. We used to counsel each farm based on its own particular age range and population density, but now it is far more appropriate to do it on an individual horse basis. By this means we would determine each horse's own fecal egg count score and place them into a low, medium, or high category. (READ MORE)
SOY-FREE ORGANIC HORSE FEED
Dr. Koella and his wife Sherry recently completed a clinical trial with a 'soy-free, organic horse feed'. It was a very positive experience . If you would like more information and or would be interested in participating in a cooperative feed order, please contact us.
INTERESTED IN LEARNING HOW TO APPLY HOOF WRAPS TO YOUR HORSE?
Join in on a small 'how to' group clinic and learn how to do it yourself! Contact us to register.
NEWS & EVENTS...
While floating teeth on a quarter horse... Dr. Jon was receiving a little help from Bubba. Bubba was curious as to what the Doc was doing to his pasture mate.
Thanks to Theresa Thomas for submitting the picture. She and hubby Bill will be receiving some complimentary tickets to 'Sable Equestrian Theater' in Pigeon Forge!
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