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This is a space where all of us horse addicts can get together to discuss some serious topics related to horse health. I will be posting two to three answers a week to the questions you have about your horse’s health related issues. Keep in mind these are only my opinions and they are for informational purposes only. Please consult your veterinarian before treating your horse or pony for any ailment.
In addition to answering questions from you I will be sharing some of the many articles that I have written. Also, I will try to keep you up to date on the latest developments in the world of equine health and nutrition.
We also welcome any health questions you may have about your canine companion!
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Ask the Vet – Hot and Cold Therapy, Feed Labels, Horse Hydration, and more! – December 2016

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    Have a question for our Vet? We’re taking a break over the holidays, so you have extra time to ask your horse health question! Ask your question in the comments below using #askthevetvideo by December 23rd to be

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Warts in Horses

I was wondering about warts in horses. A horse I am looking after for a friend has a white wart in his ear but I also know they can get them on their face. How can warts be treated, prevented,

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Ask the Vet needs your questions for our next video!

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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!

Posted in Ask the Vet, Ask the Vet, Videos

Allergy Signs in Horses

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I have an 11-year-old Saddlebred gelding. He is a roarer and had a failed tie back surgery years ago. I try to keep his feed moist and am conscious of his breathing. He is starting to have allergy symptoms like

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Ask the Vet – Bot eggs, joint supplements, bran mashes, and more! – November 2016

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    You asked, we answered! In this episode of our monthly series, Ask the Vet, Dr. Lydia Gray and SmartPaker Sarah answer your questions about cannon keratosis, how to remove bot eggs from your horse, most recommended joint supplements,

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Ask the Vet needs more questions for the December 2016 episode!

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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!

Posted in Ask the Vet, Ask the Vet, Videos

Roaring in Horses

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Can you explain partial vocal cord paralysis? Is a horse still rideable with it? I think what you may be referring to is also known as “roaring” or by its technical name “left recurrent laryngeal hemiplegia.” In basic terms, the

Posted in Ask the Vet, Diseases and Conditions

Fall Vaccinations for Horses

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Why do we give shots in spring? Can I have my vet give them in the fall instead? – via HorseChannel.com You can absolutely work with your veterinarian and reserve some vaccinations for the fall rather than give them all

Posted in Ask the Vet, Basic Health Care

Ask the Vet – Warts, Cribbing, Deworming, and more! – October 2016

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    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

Posted in Ask the Vet, Ask the Vet, Horse Health, Videos

Ask the Vet needs your questions for the November 2016 episode

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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!

Posted in Ask the Vet, Ask the Vet, Videos

Kissing Spine

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I would like more information on overriding dorsal spinous processes – kissing spine. I especially would like to know how this disease can affect a senior horse and about treatment and medication. – via HorseChannel.com Known as “kissing spines” by

Posted in Ask the Vet, Diseases and Conditions

Storing Equine Medications

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Can I keep pain medications like Bute and Banamine in my tack room or will they go bad? It’s not heated or air conditioned, but it’s insulated and we keep it closed up so it doesn’t get quite as hot

Posted in Ask the Vet, Blogs

Ask the Vet needs your vote for our October episode!

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This month’s poll is now closed! Thanks to everyone who voted, and don’t forget to check back to find out which questions get answered. Thanks to everyone for submitting your horse health questions for our “Ask the Vet” video series

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Ask the Vet – Oversupplementing, windpuffs, 24/7 turnout, and more! – September 2016

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    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,

Posted in Ask the Vet, Ask the Vet, Horse Health, Videos

Funky Ear Plaque

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My horse has a funky white plaque inside his ears. Everything I’ve read says to leave it alone, and it doesn’t seem to bother him, but it bothers me! Is there any safe treatment for it? Could it potentially cause

Posted in Ask the Vet

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