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rain rot in horses home remedies
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Nicky Ellis

Home Remedies For Rain Rot In Horses

Rain rot in horses is a bacterial skin disease that is caused by the bacteria known as Dermatophilus congolensis. It manifests as groups of crusty scabs that peel off and leave unsightly bare patches on the skin. This bacterial infection is caused by exposure to rain and usually appears along the horse’s topline head and

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can my vet refuse to give me a prescription
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Nicky Ellis

Can My Vet Refuse To Give Me A Prescription?

The short answer to the question “Can my vet refuse to give me a prescription?” is “yes”. A more important question to ask is “Why might my vet refuse to give me a prescription?” In this article, we explore the many reasons why a vet might refuse to write a prescription for your horse or

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cbd oil for horses
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Nicky Ellis

Important Information About CBD Oil For Horses

Cannabinoids (CBD) are substances which can be sourced from medicinal hemp plants. The hemp plant contains more than a hundred different sorts of cannabinoids, and all of them have beneficial health properties. Hemp plants also contain compounds known as terpenes. These compounds can be found in fruit and some herbs also. Terpenes are responsible for

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diarrhea in horses
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Nicky Ellis

Diarrhea In Horses: Frequently Asked Questions

In horses, diarrhea is a symptom of a wide variety of different problems and maladies. What causes this condition and what can you do about it? In this article, we present some of the most common questions regarding equine diarrhea along with answers to those questions. Read on to learn more. What Causes Diarrhea In

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What causes diarrhea in horses
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Nicky Ellis

Summer Sores In Horses: Frequently Asked Questions

What are summer sores? These painful sores are caused by parasite infestation and appear, as the common name indicates, during the warm summer months. You may also hear summer sores referred to as: Granular dermatitis Habronemiasis Summer itch Sweet itch Jack sores By any name, if left untreated, summer sores can cause severe problems. Read

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What Should You Do If Your Vet Refuses To Write You A Prescription
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Nicky Ellis

How To Become A Horse Doctor Or Equine Veterinarian

Equine veterinarians are fully qualified vets who specialize in treating horses, donkeys, mules and perhaps other equines (e.g. zebras). A horse veterinarian’s duties can be challenging because they involve traveling from place to place to see patients, working in less than optimal conditions and dealing with large animals (and their owners) who may be under

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