Call us 24/7 - 1-800-461-8898

Ask the Vet – Saddle fit, colic research, rain rot, and more! – August 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 itching by a horse sensitive to bug bites, guidelines for how to ice your horse’s legs, behaviors in a horse with a poor fitting saddle, colic research, and rain rot.

Have some of your own questions? Ask away! If your question gets selected to be in one of our Ask the Vet videos, you win a SmartPak Gift Card! How awesome is that!? All you have to do is submit your question on this video before August 1, 2016, using #askthevetvideo.

If your question was answered in this video, reach out to us at CustomerCare@SmartPak.com and let us know! We’ll get your gift card out to you as soon as we can!

You can also ask your questions on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or below on this blog, where you can read all of Dr. Lydia Gray’s Ask the Vet articles!

Make sure to SUBSCRIBE so that you know when the next episode comes out – your question may be featured!

Questions answered in this episode:
1. How do you soothe itching for a horse who is sensitive to bug bites?
2. What are some guidelines for when I should ice my horse, and should the hind leg be iced the same as the front? I feel like I see far less hind leg icing.
3. What are some behaviors you might see in a horse who is uncomfortable with the way their saddle fits? If your saddle doesn’t fit is it bad to get a thicker pad or is it better to get a new saddle?
4. My friend’s horse has passed away due to colic. Is there anything new for colic in horses out there that can save their lives? Also, how far along are vets in research in finding more cures for colic?
5. I recently started riding a horse for my trainer that has rain rot. His skin is a total mess and there’s no arguing with that, but I feel like people often call any skin issue “rain rot”. What really is rain rot and how do I fix it?

Posted in Ask the Vet, Ask the Vet, Horse Health, Videos

Recent Posts


3 comments on “Ask the Vet – Saddle fit, colic research, rain rot, and more! – August 2016
  1. Donna Huffman says:

    Question:
    When purchasing a winter turnout blanket, how do you determine if a neck cover is needed?

  2. Donna Huffman says:

    Question:
    When purchasing a winter turnout blanket, what do you look for and how do you determine if a neck cover is needed?

  3. Jillian tantillo says:

    What are some supplements that will help my horse gain weight

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Share it:
You'll this

SmartCombo™ Senior Pellets


As Low As: $57.95
(254 reviews)
Healthy Horses  ❤  Happy Riders