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Ask the Vet – Thrush, Anemia, Ulcers, and more! – March 2016



You asked, we answered! In the second episode of our monthly series, Ask the Vet, Dr. Lydia Gray and SmartPaker Sarah answer your questions about how to prevent thrush in the spring, anemia in horses, what to have in your equine first aid kit, treatment for a horse with ulcers, and how to keep weight off an easy keeper.

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Questions answered in this episode:
1. How can you prevent thrush in the spring when your horse is outside 24/7 where there is mud, melting snow, etc?
2. Could you go over anemia in horses and some treatment options, and how can riders help prevent anemia?
3. What are some essentials for an equine first aid kit?
4. I would love to know more about ulcers in horses, recommended detection, and treatment methods, as well as long term maintenance for an ulcery horse!
5. What’s the best exercise for an overweight horse? I would like to have something I can do that doesn’t take too long, and I can do everyday that I’m at the barn. My horse is a little chubster, and I’d like to have an efficient exercise we can do.

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2 comments on “Ask the Vet – Thrush, Anemia, Ulcers, and more! – March 2016
  1. Ellen Azevedo says:

    How can I deal with bees and wasps landing on my horse when I’m riding?

  2. Marcie Becker Freeman says:

    Would love a discussion of feeding oats – and considerations when switching from grain to oats. Seems that since SP has an interest in my horse’s gut health/nutrition (I use Colic Care plan, gut supplement), there could be assistance re: changing nutritional program. I will consult my vet, but would love a SP conversation about this as well. Most of the online discussion is led by companies also selling oats ….

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