Horses – Horse Care

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The Blood Chemistry Profile: What Do All These Letters Mean??

Generally included in routine blood panels that may be recommended by your veterinarian, the blood chemistry profile gives insight into how your horse’s body is functioning metabolically as well as assessing how the major organs in the body are working.  The blood chemistry profile, sometimes called a “chem panel”, will…

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The Complete Blood Count – Why Do I Need It?

Your horse is not acting right, so you call your veterinarian.  After examining your faithful steed, he makes some recommendations.  One of the diagnostic tools he needs is a complete blood count, or CBC.  You say “sure, go ahead” but inside you are wondering if this is really necessary.  Why…

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A Healthy Start for Your Horse

A horse only needs to see their doctor when their sick, right? Unfortunately, this is a common misconception. Horses and other pets for that matter, should see their veterinarian for basic wellness exams at least once a year or more often if they are being treated for any specific conditions….

Twelve Minutes to Better Horse Leg Health

Twelve Minutes to Better Leg Health

If you have owned horses for long enough, there is a good chance that you have been instructed by a veterinarian to “cold hose” your horse’s legs after an injury.  This is a time honored and well tested method for reducing heat and swelling, and for rehabilitating the body after…