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Monthly Archives: May 2009

Feeding Daily Dewormers to a Pregnant Mare

Can you give Strongid C to a mare that is being bred or that is pregnant? My horse is having her first baby and we are wanting to get her back on this product but have concerns. QP, Illinois Dear

Posted in Misc. Topics

Feeding a Pony a Multi-Vitamin Instead of Grain

I have a 6 YO small pony (40″ & about 450 lbs.) and I think she needs to lose weight. She eats Timothy hay and 1/3 Cup of Omolene 100 2X’s a day. I am not certain that this small

Posted in Nutrition, Weight Management

Managing Shivers

I have a wonderful horse in my barn who has suspected neuromuscular disease, or Shivers. This horse has difficulty backing-up, lifting her hind feet for the farrier, exhibits some muscle trembling and likes to stand in a “parked out’ position.

Posted in Diseases and Conditions

Vacationing in “The Nature”

by Lauren, Web Designer Dogs on vacation? Sure, images of basset hounds basking in the ocean sun and poodles primping themselves in salons come to mind – but vacationing with pets is an increasingly popular reality with today’s animal enthused

Posted in Stories & Adventures

SmartPak Looks Back on our Trip to Rolex

by Laura Pola, Product Specialist While 2009 celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Rolex Kentucky 3-Day Event, it was all a first for me! A New England born-and-bred hunter/jumper rider, I had never truly experienced horse country or 3-day eventing.

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Posted in Blogs, Events

Treating Scratches

I discovered that my draft horse has scratches tonight. I’ve been reading about different treatments, but thought I should ask around (you, my vet) about the best treatment before starting something. I have also read that you should clip the

Posted in Skin, Coat & Hooves

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