Heat Stress in Horses

2014-07-01 14:30:37

Heat Stress in Horses

By Dr. Kris Hiney

How to cope so that summer is great for both of you!

As we approach the hottest part of the summer, it is important to review some basic strategies that will help us avoid heat stress in horses.  Often it is the summer months where we get the most enjoyment from spending time with our horses, but it is our job to make sure that we don’t overdo it with them.

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Bad Weather Travel Tips from USRider

LEXINGTON, KY  – The severe summer weather season is upon us, and when things get rough, we’re reminded to DUCK:

 

·         D – Go DOWN to the lowest level.

·         U – Get UNDER something.

·         C – COVER your head.

·         K – KEEP in shelter until the storm has passed.

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The Inside of an Egg

2014-06-30 16:44:04

 The Inside of an Egg

By Lisa Steele , Fresh Eggs Daily

Eggs are nutritious and an inexpensive protein source. You probably eat them several times a week without a second thought. But did you ever wonder what exactly is inside that eggshell?

An egg is comprised of several components including the bloom, the shell, the membrane, the white, and the yolk, but that’s just the basics - blood spots, chalazae and bulls' eyes may also be present.

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Prebiotics in Horses

2014-06-05 15:09:52

Prebiotics in Horses

By Dr. Kris Hiney

Last month we discussed the use of probiotics in horses, including the definition and types of probiotics, their effectiveness, and when their use might be warranted.  This month we will address a closely related and often misunderstood topic: prebiotics.  The use of both of these feed additives may work synergistically to promote digestion in your horse, keep his immune system in top shape and allow him to face the various stressors which may be present in his life.

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A Decade of Devotion

2014-06-04 16:45:23

A Decade of Devotion

by Jenny Pavlovic

June 2014

 

We lost Bandit to multiple myeloma in March, and our little pack continues to find its way. When Bandit’s body was failing and I realized he was in pain, it became apparent that he was ready to go. But I could tell he was concerned about how we would manage without him. So we spent time with him doing things he wanted to do for one last time, and cherished our last hours together. I reassured him that we didn’t want him to be in pain any longer, and that somehow we would get along without him. Bandit wanted us to be happy and celebrate life.

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Digestive Aids in Horses

2014-05-02 13:22:47

Digestive Aids in Horses
By Dr. Kris Hiney

This month we will explore the use of digestive aids in horses, in particular probiotic usage. Probiotics are increasingly used in human medicine, production animal species, and of course in horses.  More owners are looking for safe and effective alternatives to pharmacological methods for promoting the well-being of their horses.   In this article we will discuss what type of organisms fall under the probiotic umbrella, the form in which they may be fed, their effectiveness and when their use might be warranted.

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Pat Parelli Endorses Omega Grande

2014-05-01 15:20:13

Omega Fields receives Endorsement for Omega Grande® from Pat Parelli of Parelli Natural Horsemanship

Newton, Wisconsin – Omega Fields, Inc. receives a strong endorsement of its Omega Grande® product, a flax based complete nutritional supplement from Pat Parelli of Parelli Natural Horsemanship (www.parelli.com).

Here is what Pat Parelli had to say about Omega Grande®:

"My horses were just not looking their best.  Since I've switched to Omega Grande I can already see and feel a difference in just a few weeks.  They are shinier, have better muscle tone and so easy to feed!”
- Pat Parelli

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Equine Body Language

2014-05-01 15:11:59

Equine Body Language by Walt Friedrich

Y’know, you can’t hide anything from a horse. He knows what’s going on in your mind. Sure, you know what he’s thinking, too, sometimes, but he seems to be so much better at it than you and I, doesn’t he?

Our horse has gotten so good at “mind reading” because it’s his natural “language” among other horses -- and it naturally spills over into his communications with us. He doesn’t have to figure out what a “hard eye” is when he sees ours (and, of course, he doesn’t read our minds), he knows it very well because he’s seen it on other horses all his life. And that’s half of the communication transaction – that which we transmit. The other half is what he receives, or better put, how he perceives what he sees, and therein lies communication by body language! Of course it’s his natural language – raised in his natural environment among other horses in his herd, it’s the only language there is. He learns to read and comprehend the most subtle of signals, and he puts that learning to good use when we’re introduced into his life.

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Grateful for the Journey

2014-03-31 17:39:19

Grateful for the Journey Article by Jenny Pavlovic Chase and I are planning a party.We’re celebrating one year of the Dog Gone Reading Program at the Valley Library, where the kids read to Chase to improve their reading skills. Ginny the librarian, the kids, and their families will join us on a Saturday to celebrate, hear Chase’s story, present participation awards to the kids, and share some treats. Chase led me into this work, and he and I have felt such joy from seeing the kids improve their reading skills. We love to hear the kids read, and have enjoyed helping them learn more about dogs. Chase doesn’t have a kid at home, so he gets to spend time with kids. It’s a win-win.

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Article By Dr. Kris Hiney Last month we discussed your horse’s water requirements and what factors may influence those requirements. This month we will discuss the best management techniques available to fulfill those water needs. Remember that water needs will vary greatly according to diet, temperature and amount of exercise. But ensuring that the horse consumes adequate water may not be as easy as we think.

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