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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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DSLD In Horses: Degenerative Suspensory Ligament Desmitis

One common problem for older horses is a condition in which the fetlocks become swollen, painful and inflamed and begin to drop. These are classic symptoms of degenerative suspensory ligament Desmitis or DSLD. This degenerative condition can be difficult or even impossible to deal with. In this article, we will explain the symptoms and nature …

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What To Do About Separation Anxiety In Horses

If your horse becomes anxious and stressed whenever he is kept apart from other horses, he may be suffering from separation anxiety. When this happens, your horse may nicker loudly and become difficult to handle. Most horses become a little bit anxious when they are kept apart from other horses, but those that are suffering …

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How Should You Feed A Horse Who Has Laminitis?

It was once thought that horses with laminitis should simply be put down because they were unsound and un-rideable. Today, we know that this isn’t true. A horse who has had an episode of laminitis is more likely to have another episode, but it is possible to prevent laminitis problems and promote good hoof health …

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What Are The Main Types Of Horse Supplements?

It can be difficult to determine exactly what sort of diet your horse needs and what sort of supplements are needed to complete and round out his nutritional intake. In this article, we review the basics of a good diet for a healthy horse. We also introduce and explain the various types of horse supplements …

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Vitamin E Deficiency In Horses: Can You Prevent It?

Horses are unable to produce vitamin E themselves, so it’s very important that they get plenty of this essential vitamin in their diet. Vitamin E is best delivered along with a bit of fat as this helps it to be absorbed correctly. Horses naturally get an abundance of vitamin E from the grass they eat. …

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How Can You Tell If Your Horse Has Vitamin E Deficiencypros and cons

Feeding Rice Bran To Horses [Pros + Cons]

Rice bran is a fairly new addition to horse feeding, and many horse owners have questions about the wisdom of feeding it. In this article, we discuss the difference between raw rice bran and stabilized rice bran (SRB). We also provide good advice on feeding rice bran to horses. Read on to learn more. Why …

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How To Desensitize A Green Horse For Trail Riding

Trail riding: it’s not just for endurance or western pleasure riders. Trail riding is a great compliment to horses and riders of all disciplines for a few reasons. Firstly, it allows a horse to become more familiar with unfamiliar situations. If a horse goes to new places on trail rides, he won’t be so bound …

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The Pros And Cons Of Feeding Garlic To Horses

Garlic has a great deal of medicinal value, and it has been used for thousands of years in traditional and folk medicines. What is it used for? How can it help? Is it safe? In this article, we answer these questions and more and give good advice on how and why you should use garlic …

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What Do Donkeys Eat (Are They Different From Horses)?

Horses, donkeys, mules, ponies and zebras are all equines. They are related, but they are not identical in their needs. In fact, no matter what sort of equine you have, you are wise to research that animal’s specific needs carefully in order to provide just the right diet. In this article, we discuss the nutritional …

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