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Ask your horse health questions for the August 2017 #AsktheVetVideo

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:
Email our awesome Customer Care Team!

We’ll be accepting questions for our August 2017 video until June 30, 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 visit 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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5 comments on “Ask your horse health questions for the August 2017 #AsktheVetVideo
  1. Anne says:

    Is there a good scientific basis for horse chiro?
    Horse internet forums give the advice to call the horse chiropractor because “a rib might be out?” Can horse’s ribs or other bones actually be out of alignment? If they can, would a human be strong enough to push them back into place with their hands, and if so why wouldn’t ribs get shuffled around every time someone in the saddle gave the horse a pony-club kick?

  2. Lyndsey says:


    I was wondering if you could go into detail about what kind of information you track in Newman’s journal? Do you keep track of every ride? Or, just monitor his general health? I would like to start a journal for my two horses, but would like some more detail on what kind of information is useful to keep track of!

  3. Katie E says:

    When is it too hot to ride, and what happens to a horse if they are worked to hard in the extreme heat?

  4. tish Israel says:

    I have had my 18 year old horse for quite awhile. my question relates to the growth of his Tail. not kidding.
    when i got him. his tail was so short that the end of the nub was showing. i was told that the other horses that he was boarded with had chewed it. Well i have had him for a few years over that and his tail is slow growing. it’s about 3 and a half inches. what can i do to to help with the growth of his tail?

  5. Noa Block says:

    my horse has had a sort grimy fungus looking thing on his back legs. after searching online for what it might be, I think it is cannon keratosis. How can I treat this and avoid it coming back in the future?Also is there any way I could have prevented it in the first place?

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