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What is Rain Rot?

Rain Rot or rain scald is a common equine skin disease caused by a bacterial infection.  The source of infection is a bacterium known as Dermatophilus congolensis, which lies dormant in the outer layer of the horse’s skin. When the […]

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PSSM in Horses

Equine polysaccharide storage myopathy or PSSM is a muscle disease in horses. It is most commonly associated with heavy horse breeds like Draft Horses, Warmbloods, and the American Quarter Horse. Two forms have now been identified: Type 1, which is […]

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Colic Prevention and Relief Tips

Equine colic is an extremely common disorder of the digestive system in horses and it can be life threatening. The term colic means abdominal pain and the condition can affect various areas of the digestive tract for numerous reasons.  It […]

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Nightshade poisoning in Horses

There is a whole list of wild plants that have been found to be poisonous to horses. One of the more common and especially toxic types is the deadly nightshade plant, or Atropa Belladonna. Horses will usually avoid eating poisonous […]

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Keeping your Horse Hydrated this Summer

The amount of water your horse drinks each day really depends on several things. At rest, an average sized horse (1000 pounds) drinks between 8 to 10 gallons of water each day. When its hot or humid outside, your horse […]

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Equine Sunburn

Summer is here! We have been waiting and the sun is finally out longer and much hotter than in the winter months. Just like humans do, horses burn under powerful rays of the summer sun… and just like humans, sunburn […]

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