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Ask the Vet – Warts, Cribbing, Deworming, and more! – October 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 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
Want to search for your own links? Go to to search through our archives of Ask the Vet articles by Dr. Gray.

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

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2 comments on “Ask the Vet – Warts, Cribbing, Deworming, and more! – October 2016
  1. steven brefka says:

    Please do not publish.

    I just watched the October Ask The Vet.


    Good, easily understood questions and answers that can be used in every day horse ownership.

    The two ladies complimented each other nicely and had voices which were pleasing to me, which raises my affinity for SmartPac, which along with the great material, increases my likelyhood of purchasing from SmartPac more often in the future.

    I like the informal “fireside chat” style, keeping it real.

    Cons: No cons.


    I don’t

  2. Kimberly Iwen says:

    I REALLY enjoy watching Ask The Vet‼️‼️

    Thank you for offering this‼️


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