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Monthly Archives: October 2009

Equine Hair Loss

Have you ever heard of a horse losing its hair? And if so, what are the causes and treatments? Have you ever run across it happening as a reaction to supplemental feed? Our horse is losing his hair and his

Posted in Skin, Coat & Hooves

Never Say Never – Hard Work Does Pay Off!

I never thought I’d be a successful eventer. A year ago, my horse looked like a giraffe in the dressage ring, wouldn’t put his feet in water, and took off at a full gallop as soon as I shortened my

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Posted in Stories & Adventures

Smart Starbuck becomes Million Dollar Sire!

Congratulations to Team SmartPak Rider  Tom McCutcheon and McCutcheon Reining Horses Press Release- NATIONAL REINING HORSE ASSOCIATION Oklahoma City, OK – October 2, 2009 – With the stars aligned in his favor, Smart Starbuck was destined to become an NRHA

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Posted in Team SmartPak

Oral Hyaluronic Acid

Is there any evidence that hyluronic acid is effective orally.  I presently have my horses on legend.  FYI I’m a medical doctor. EC, Vermont Dear EC, The short answer is “yes.”  The paper entitled “Serum Hyaluronic Acid Levels in the

Posted in Lameness

Red Maple Leaf Toxicity

Is it true that the leaves of the red maple tree are poisonous to horses? If so, what are the signs? We have noticed several in our pasture now that it’s fall and are concerned. LL, Vermont Dear LL, Yes,

Posted in Barn Skills, Misc. Topics, Seasonal Horse Care

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