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Newman’s Colic Surgery

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You all know Dr. Lydia Gray as the brilliant brain behind our weekly Ask the Vet series, but did you know she’s a rider and horse owner herself? In this blog, she gives you a behind the scenes look at

Posted in Health & Nutrition, Stories & Adventures

Quiz: At Risk for Ulcers?

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An astounding 60% of performance horses suffer from gastric ulcers. Do you know the risk factors and warning signs to look for? Take our quiz to find out if your horse is at risk. Factor: Living Situation Stalled only, no

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Building A Better Diet

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Modern horse keeping is sometimes at odds with how horses were designed to live and eat, but luckily there are realistic steps you can take to build your horse’s ideal diet from the ground up. 1. Forage In their natural

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The Myth of the Bad Horse

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What’s this horse’s problem? Some people may say that his bad attitude is “just the way he is,” but if you get to the root of the problem, you may be able to find the solution for a happier, healthier

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The Numbers Don’t Lie

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60% of lameness problems in horses are related to osteoarthritis 20 bones in your horse’s legs 6 bones in each hock Hock injections can set you back up to $1000 50% of jumpers and grand prix dressage horse studies have

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Falkner’s Eye Injury

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On September 4th 2012, I received a call from the barn. The fact that I was receiving a call was alarming since they only call when something bad has happened. Texting is the usual form of communicating these days. I

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Food For Thought

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Not all grain is created equal, so how do you choose? After reading up on your horse’s gastric and digestive health, you now know how much your horse’s diet can impact his overall health. But did you know that not

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It’s What’s Inside That Counts

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Many performance horses need support in four key areas, so we combined four of our smartest supplements into one comprehensive formula. Riders love it because it has a full serving of the best ingredients SmartFlex® III Resilience Comprehensive joint, tendon

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A Day in the Life of a Hoof

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From the dewy morning grass to the dusty sand ring, environmental shifts can take a toll on his hoof health. Frequent, dramatic moisture shifts cause the hooves to rapidly expand and contract, which can lead to cracks, fissures, and other

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An Eye for Trouble

After six weeks of seeing my horse six times a day, the lavage was finally taken out. The only residual effect of the treatment was a little loss of hair due to the tape around his eye.

After owning my APHA gelding for over 15 years now, nothing surprises me. I, like many horse owners that board their horses, still get that sinking feeling when you see your barn manager’s phone number pop up on your phone.

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Foregut or Hindgut? That’s The Question – Part 2

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Knowing what sort of support your horse needs can be tough, but it can also make a big difference. We know there’s a lot of confusion between your horse’s foregut health and hindgut health. After all, the process of breaking

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Peek in Our Paks – Melissa H.

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Ever wish you could take a sneak peek inside our horses’ SmartPaks? Now you can! Check out the supplements we love, for the animals we adore. This Month’s Pick Staff Member: Melissa H. Department: Merchandising Horse: Drago Discipline: Hunter/Jumper I

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Foregut or Hindgut? That’s The Question – Part 1

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Knowing what sort of support your horse needs can be tough, but it can also make a big difference. We know there’s a lot of confusion between your horse’s foregut health and hindgut health. After all, the process of breaking

Posted in Health & Nutrition

Superman’s Battle with the Bugs

I’ve been looking forward to spring and the arrival of warmer weather for a lot of reasons (like being able to ride without feeling like a marshmallow under five layers of clothes), but there’s one thing about spring that I

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Big League Bug Busters

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SmartPak Deluxe Fly Sheet with Insect Shield® Strengths: Triple threat: insect repellent, mesh sheet, and UV protection. This durable fly sheet is the last line of defense to keep bugs from scoring a tasty snack at the expense of your

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