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Monthly Archives: September 2009

Slow Down Hay Eating

I have a question about hay feeding. I have heard someone makes some sort of system that helps horses not gulp down their hay in big mouthfuls. I cannot find anything on where to get anything like that. Have you

Posted in Weight Management


Four month old filly has developed epiphysitis. Fitting her up for a fall futurity and she has developed two epiphysitis bumps on her front ankle. Getting tender. Taken the second crop hay away and reduced the grain intake. Her show

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Lameness

A Look Back on the AQHA Bayer Select World Show

Here at SmartPak, many marked the end of summer and the sunny Labor Day weekend by attending picnics with friends and family, boating and long walks with our canine friends. Three of us were lucky enough to travel to Amarillo,

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Posted in Blogs, Events

Team SmartPak Welcomes Christine McCrea, Kate Levy and Sandy Ferrell

SmartPak is pleased to announce three great new additions to Team SmartPak. Christine McCrea, Kate Levy, and Sandy Ferrell have all come on board and it’s been a great pleasure working with them already. Christine McCrea and husband Jon operate

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Posted in Blogs, Team SmartPak


I have a 20 year old gray Egyptian Arab. He has 6 melanomas; 2 in his mouth, 4 in his sheath. My personal vet said that he would need surgery only if they grew. My question is that even if

Posted in Diseases and Conditions

Separation Anxiety

My dog gets really wound up when I leave in the morning for work. And he’s even more excited when I get home in the evening, jumping up on me and barking. Now I’m seeing marks on the doors like

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Posted in Ask the Vet, Behavior, Canine Ask the Vet

Managing the Stresses of Moving

I was wondering if you could help guide me with what might be good to give my horse. I have moved her from my house in Maine were she was living the good life: grass pastures and low stress environment.

Posted in Barn Skills

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