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Meet Laura & ZuCarlina from Farmington, NH

ZuCarlina, my pony mare, has been with me for 18 years, and is now 22. The last few years have been rough for her; after foundering in December of 2005, and being diagnosed with Cushings, she came down with a

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Getting a Horse to Eat Supplements

My pony takes five supplements. I cannot get him to eat them without adding too much grain to his diet. Is there something I could put in to make it taste better without making him too “up?” PB, New York

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Is Flax Seed Safe to Use in Horses?

Dear Ask the Vet, I have been feeding my horse a product called Reitsport 100 HA. It contains a large amount of flaxseed. I have read that flaxseed has been linked to thyroid problems, cushings disease, lethargy or behavior problems

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Jen and Tally
Apparently I've been obsessed with horses since I was born, and I used to beg for pony rides on a regular basis. I started showing in 4-H, progressed to equitation and jumpers in high school and rode on the IHSA team in college where I also discovered the joys...

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