You asked, we answered! In this episode of our monthly series, Ask the Vet, Dr. Lydia Gray and SmartPaker Sarah answer your questions about warts and aural plaques, cribbing, when to deworm, basic first aid, and electrolytes.
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Questions answered in this episode:
1. Since October means Halloween, I was wondering about warts in horses. A horse I am looking after for a friend has a white wart in his ear. How can warts be treated, prevented, and kept from being passed on from horse to horse?
2. My horse bites the fence and sucks in. 1) What is it called? 2) He is not gaining weight – is that because he does that? And 3) what can I do?
3. What months are the BEST to worm your horse, ponies, and donkeys?
4. What first aid should all horse owners know?
5. How do you know if your horse needs electrolytes and how much to give them?
Links that Sarah referred to in the first aid question:
How to body condition score your horse video
Ask the Vet – What should I have in my equine first aid kit?
How to take equine vital signs
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