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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How to Treat Horse Eyeball Conjunctivitis   Eyeball conjunctivitis, or pink eye, is a common infection among horses. Left unchecked, pink eye can become more serious. In some cases, conjunctivitis can eat away at the eye until it collapses. However, the condition can be subdued within a few days if treated promptly.   Here are […]

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Signs Your Horse May Have Parasites While some horse health issues are easy to spot. Horse parasites can often go undetected which is what makes them even more dangerous. Parasites can cause extensive internal damage to your horse’s digestive system before you even realize it. Understanding the signs and symptoms of parasites in your horse […]

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Common Dog Allergies Like humans, dogs can experience allergies that cause itching, sneezing, and rashes. Common canine allergies range from environmental allergies to food allergies and often vary in intensity. As a pet owner, it is important to know the different substances that can cause dog allergies and how you can treat them.   Common […]

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Common Skin Issues That May Affect Your Dog Many dogs will experience skin issues throughout their lifetime. As a special member of your family, we know how important it is for you to understand the various skin issues that could be affecting your dog and how you can help them.  Some of the most common dog […]

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How to Fit a Saddle   Learning to fit a saddle is one of the most important skills a horse owner can learn. A properly fitted saddle is comfortable for both you and your horse. If the saddle does not fit right, your horse can develop sores or even lameness.   The basics of saddle […]

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