Archive for Animal Health

Dealing With Horse Colic Colic is a term used to describe pain in the abdomen of a horse. It usually indicates a problem in the gut or other organs found in the abdomen. In humans, abdominal pain rarely amounts to anything serious, but in horses, it can be life-threatening.   There are many different causes […]

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What Probiotics Can Do for Horses Probiotics for horses can help remedy a variety of digestive problems. Stress, age and recoveries from injuries or illnesses can all cause an imbalance in your horse’s intestinal flora. Probiotics work by reintroducing that good bacteria to your horse’s gut, as well as helping them absorb key nutrients and […]

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4 Top Horse Health Questions You love your horse and want only the best for your dear equine. To ensure that your horse is in peak condition, you’ll need to pay close attention to how they’re acting and feeling. If something seems off, you’ll want to contact your equine veterinarian immediately for a thorough exam […]

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How to Recognize and Treat Cow Milk Fever     Get Bovine Supplements!                               Milk fever (Parturient Paresis) or hypocalcaemia is a preventable disorder in lactating beef and dairy cows. About five to eight percent of cows get milk fever, making […]

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Common Horse Muscle Issues Myopathic horse muscle problems are congenital, injury-based or due to nutritional imbalances. Muscle inflammation caused by parasitic disease, certain autoimmune conditions or pathogenic infections can also initiate horse muscle disorders. Unless addressed as soon as possible, equine muscle problems may lead to muscle degeneration and increasingly poor health.       […]

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Horse Digestion Issues Wild horses rarely suffer digestive issues common to domesticated horses because they eat easily digested, natural forage and graze over 15 hours a day. Fibrous foods found growing in the wild provide most of a horse’s energy after fermenting in their hindgut. Seeds available in grasses are usually the only grains wild […]

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Common Horse Allergies Common horse allergy symptoms include hives, pruritis (itchy skin), respiratory problems such as coughing or wheezing and constant headshaking. Hives may start as small bumps on the skin but enlarge quickly to become raised welts. Horses suffering severe allergic reactions may be prone to anaphylaxis, which causes a sudden drop in blood […]

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Treating COPD in Horses Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can affect just about every mammal, and horses are common sufferers. In equines, this condition is often called “heaves” or “recurrent airway obstruction.”   Like with humans, COPD causes horses to experience labored breathing and most often arises during the winter. Fortunately, there are a number […]

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