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Ask the Vet – Bot eggs, joint supplements, bran mashes, and more! – November 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 cannon keratosis, how to remove bot eggs from your horse, most recommended joint supplements, how to increase your horse’s fitness level, and bran mashes.

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Questions answered in this episode:
1. What is the fungus horses get on the front of their cannon bones on their back legs, and how can I get rid of it?
2. What’s the best way to control/remove bot eggs from your horse?
3. What is your most recommended joint supplement? And would you recommend an all-in-one supplement for a horse that needs joint support?
4. Any advice on increasing your horse’s fitness level?
5. Are bran mashes beneficial to horses? How often should I feed my horse a bran mash?

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