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Ask the Vet – Deworming, Abscesses, EHV-1, and more! – June 2016



You asked, we answered! In this episode of our monthly series, Ask the Vet, Dr. Lydia Gray and SmartPaker Sarah answer your questions about how to deworm a horse, what abscesses are and how they form and eventually burst, neurological EHV-1, water for horses after workouts, and Vitamin D for horses turned out at night.

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Questions answered in this episode:
1. What is your advice on worming your horse? I typically worm every 6 months with different pastes, but what do you suggest?
2. My horse had an abscess and I wanted to know, how does an abscess form, how and why does it burst?
3. My vet has recently told me that she thinks one of our horses has neurological EHV-1. I don’t know very much about this, but I was told it could spread. Are my other horses in danger? What can I do for my current horse with this condition? Is euthanasia the best option?
4. How long should you wait to give your horse water after a good workout? Can the water be cold or should it be a moderate temperature?
5. My horse is in all day and then gets turned out during the night. My mother is worried she’s not getting enough Vitamin D. What is something that could help her receive Vitamin D?

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2 comments on “Ask the Vet – Deworming, Abscesses, EHV-1, and more! – June 2016
  1. Erika says:

    After getting shaud, my horse always seems to be sore, and sometimes a little lame. He is an off track thoroughbred, is it normal for them to be sore after getting shoes done? What can I do to help him out?

  2. Carol says:

    What is the best way to worm horses

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