Tag: Caring For Horses

21 Aug 2020
man with white horse in hayfield

3 Factors That Impact Your Horse’s Immune System

My dad used to say: “I don’t have to know when I die, I just have to know where I die. Then I’ll make sure never to go there.” As witty as it was at the time, such a lot of truth is contained in this sentiment.  The things we know impacts the way we […]

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23 Aug 2019
chestnut horse, green grass, bridle

Elite Equine and 6 Signs of Sickness

Sue Stuska, PhD in Equine Studies, shares 6 vital signs that can help you assess your horse’s condition: “If he’s sick, they can help you determine how sick. They help you determine whether or not to call the veterinarian. (Anytime you’re in doubt, call the vet.) When you do call the vet, telling him/her the […]

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09 Aug 2019

Elite Equine and cellulitis

Meg Hammond and Callie Fogle, Doctors of Veterinary Medicine, offers insight into this painful infection: Few situations shout ‘Emergency!’ louder than a horse refusing to bear weight on a grossly swollen leg. ‘A lameness with significant swelling should be seen by a veterinarian as soon as possible,’ says Meg Hammond, DVM. You’ll want to keep […]

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02 Aug 2019

Elite Equine and minimizing injury

EquiSearch, well-regarded with people who love horses, published an article on some precautions to take in order to minimize tendon injury: “What’s better than the successful rehabilitation of a tendon or ligament injury? One that doesn’t happen at all. While it’s impossible to completely avoid injury in an athletic horse, the following precautions might help […]

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26 Jul 2019

Elite Equine and the food we feed

Katie Young, Ph.D. and equine nutritionist, gives some guidance as to good feeding practice: “When horses are in their natural situation, wandering on thousands of acres, grazing throughout the day and moving freely, their digestive systems work fairly well with small amounts of forage moving through pretty much all the time. But with the demands […]

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19 Jul 2019

Elite Equine and retiring your horse

A few Doctors of Veterinary medicine gives much needed advice if you are considering retiring your horse: “Retirement for most horses is a fairly informal process. The best way to retire a horse is to gradually decrease his activity level, based on his changing physical abilities. But it’s not always easy to decide when to […]

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15 Jul 2019

Caring For Horses In Extreme Heat Elite Equine

With this summer expected to be one of the hottest on record in many areas around the country, providing extra care for your horse is important. Many horse owners, especially those who own several horses or who operate a stable, find it increasingly difficult during the hot summer days to keep their horses cool, healthy […]

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12 Jul 2019

Elite Equine and Fatigue Failure

Chris Whitton, head of the Equine Centre in Melbourne, gives his view on fatigue failure in horses: “In elite racehorses, biology is pushed to the limit – about four tonnes is placed on the joint surfaces in a galloping horse’s lower limb with every stride, and these repeated loads have the potential to cause injury to […]

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05 Jul 2019

Elite Equine and Navicular Syndrome

Equine vet, Charlie Tomlinson, gives her thoughts on managing Navicular Syndrome in horses: “If your horse is diagnosed with the condition it must feel like a crushing blow, but do not despair! Nowadays there’s so much you can do to manage a horse with Navicular Syndrome. The more we understand about the underlying processes, the […]

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28 Jun 2019

Elite Equine and exercising the arthritic horse

Roland Thaler, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, suggests that some exercise for the arthritic horse may be more beneficial than none: “Arthritis is the inflammation of a joint that, when unchecked, leads to degradation of the cartilage and the remodelling of the bone in and around a joint. Poor conformation, advanced age and obesity can make […]

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