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What? Is It Time For My Horse's Shots Again, Already?

Article by Guest Writer, Walt Friedrich

Well, maybe, but let me pose a few questions first:

 

Other than for Tetanus, when was the last time you had a vaccination?

 

Do you consider your immune system to be reasonably strong?

 

When you’re in the midst of a crowd, do you ever feel unsafe because there may be people nearby who have a contagious disease?

 

Now, ask yourself the same questions with respect to your horse.

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Heat Stress in Horses

July 1, 2014 9:30:37 AM CDT

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

June 30, 2014 11:54:24 AM CDT

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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Prebiotics in Horses

June 5, 2014 10:09:52 AM CDT

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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Digestive Aids in Horses

May 2, 2014 8:22:47 AM CDT

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

May 1, 2014 10:20:13 AM CDT

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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Optimization of Your Horse’s Water Intake

March 31, 2014 12:00:56 PM CDT

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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Water Losses in Horses

March 4, 2014 1:35:15 PM CST

Water Losses in Horses by Dr. Kris Hiney This month we will discuss the most important nutrient in your horse’s diet, but maybe the most overlooked. Because providing our horse with water may seem obvious, many believe water requirements may not warrant discussion. But how much do you really know about how much your horse should be drinking per day?Read More
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Does the Season Affect Your Feeding Management?

January 31, 2014 9:02:25 PM CST

Does the season affect your feeding management? By Dr. Kris Hiney Winter is the season of short days, long cold nights and reduced riding time for us and our horses. Often what we feed our horses in the winter shifts as their energy requirements change, as well as the feedstuffs we might be using. That shift in seasons may mean we need to look at our feed sources and our supplement regimen more closely.Read More
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Equine Arthritis: Dealing with the Pain

January 30, 2014 9:54:16 AM CST

EQUINE ARTHRITIS: DEALING WITH THE PAIN By Walt Friedrich Ask anyone who suffers from arthritis what it’s like, and you’ll hear just one word repeated and repeated – pain. And you won’t have to look very far to find people to ask. In some cases, you don’t even need to ask – you can tell just by watching them move; they don’t like to because it hurts.Read More
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