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Ask the Vet needs your questions for our June 2017 video!

We know you have horse health questions, and we want to help! Each month, SmartPaker Sarah and Dr. Lydia Gray, SmartPak’s Staff Veterinarian and Medical Director, will answer questions submitted by you – our loyal subscribers, followers, fans, and friends!

In addition to the comments section on this blog post, you can submit your questions in any of these places using #AsktheVetVideo:
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Email our awesome Customer Care Team!

We’ll be accepting questions for our June 2017 video until May 11, 2017. Then you’ll be able to vote here on our blog for the questions that you want answered! You can vote as many times as you like, plus we’ll have video and Twitter polls for you to vote in! If your question gets voted to be answered, you win a SmartPak Gift Card! Check out our blog post for all the details.

Need an answer to your question ASAP? Check out our YouTube playlist to see if we’ve already answered a similar question and make sure to check out the video section of our Horse Health Library to learn more about horse health.

Good luck, and have a great ride!

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6 comments on “Ask the Vet needs your questions for our June 2017 video!
  1. Valerie says:

    #askthevetvideo Based on the April’s video I got this question- What causes laminitis in horses? How do I know if my horse has laminates, is it possible to recognise it at an early stage and how? Hope this gets picked :))

  2. Valerie says:

    #askthevetvideo Are there any grasses in pasture that have to be avoided? How can I recognise poisonous grasses and should they be removed from the pasture or will the horses avoid them themselves?

  3. Valerie says:

    #askthevetvideo Based on the April’s video I got this question- What causes laminitis in horses? How do I know if my horse has laminates, is it possible to recognise it at an early stage and how? Hope this gets picked :))

  4. Marissa says:

    #askthevetvideo I have an OTTB who seems to have the same skin issue every spring. He gets these small, round, hard nodules on his back legs, from his hocks up to his stifles and sometimes up higher on his hindquarters. The skin looks normal and there is no hair loss. I’ve heard of something called “protein bumps”. What are protein bumps and could that be my horse’s issue?

  5. Lyndsey says:

    #askthevetvideo I just purchased a 3 year old Quarter Horse gelding, that is just starting to be ridden and I want to protect and support his legs. I traditionally lean towards polo wraps for training, however I recently heard that these are not a good form of support. Would a Sport Medicine type boot provide more support over the polo wraps? Or would it be better to not boot at all?

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