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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. Have

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Ask the Vet – Oversupplementing, windpuffs, 24/7 turnout, and more! – September 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 what to know before you own a horse, oversupplementing, 24/7 turnout, what are windpuffs,

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Ask the Vet – Saddle fit, colic research, rain rot, and more! – August 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 itching by a horse sensitive to bug bites, guidelines for how to ice your

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Ask the Vet – Shivers, Sheath Cleaning, Vitamin E, and more! – July 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 Shivers in horses, is sheath cleaning necessary, feeding grain before and after workouts, Vitamin

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Ask the Vet – Deworming, Abscesses, EHV-1, and more! – June 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 how to deworm a horse, what abscesses are and how they form and eventually

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Ask the Vet – Lyme disease in horses, fly sheets, how much can a horse carry, and more! – May 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 how much weight can a horse carry, Lyme disease in horses, the difference between

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ColiCare Testimonial – Donna and Superman

    SmartPak customer and trail rider Donna Ryan talks about why she loves having her horse, Superman, enrolled in the ColiCare program. Having the peace of mind that ColiCare offers is just one of the things that Donna loves.

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Ask the Vet – Kissing Spine, Over and Underweight horses, and Hoof Abscesses – April 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 what is “kissing spine,” how to tell if your horse is overweight, tips and

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Chris McCrea explains why “Dutchie” is enrolled in ColiCare

    Christine McCrea, Team SmartPak Rider and Pan-Am Games Gold Medalist, trusts the health of her prized competition horse, Romantovich Take One (aka, “Dutchie”), to SmartGI Ultra and ColiCare, SmartPak’s free $7500 colic surgery reimbursement program. You deserve the

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SmartPaks help keep Jon McCrea’s horses “on the healthy path”

    The health of Jon McCrea’s horses means more to him than “just another competition,” so he trusts his horses’ health to SmartPaks. And when he’s competing all over the world, SmartPaks make it easy to ensure his horses

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Ask the Vet – Thrush, Anemia, Ulcers, and more! – March 2016

    You asked, we answered! In the second episode of our monthly series, Ask the Vet, Dr. Lydia Gray and SmartPaker Sarah answer your questions about how to prevent thrush in the spring, anemia in horses, what to have

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SmartPak Testimonial – Whitney Lagace

    With 45 horses at Whitney Ridge competing across the country on the AQHA Show Circuit, Whitney Lagace knows a thing or two about good horsekeeping. The simplicity and convenience of SmartPaks both at home and on the road

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Ask the Vet – Blanketing, Coughing, Arthritis, & More!

    You asked, we answered! In the first episode of our new monthly series, Ask the Vet, Dr. Lydia Gray and SmartPaker Sarah answer your questions about how to blanket a horse correctly, should you ride in a quarter

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SmartPak Barn Field Trip, Part 6: Q&A on Easy and Hard Keepers

    Download the worksheet here to test your knowledge! When should you be concerned about your horse’s body condition score? What are some smart ways to help put weight on a hard keeper? How would you approach managing your

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SmartPak Barn Field Trip, Part 5: Measuring horse height

    Download the worksheet to test your knowledge (includes bonus questions not in the video)! How tall is your horse? How many inches are in a hand? Would you know how to safely use a height stick to measure

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