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Natural Fly Control: Unleashing the Power of Botanicals & Essential Oils for Horses

Today’s horse owners encounter a vast array of choices when shopping for fly spray. With so much emphasis on “green” in our world, it’s not surprising to find “natural” fly repellent products. But what makes

Ask the Vet: Equine Dental Care

As I was bridling my 5-year-old warmblood yesterday, I noticed his right lower canine felt sharper than usual. I swapped sides to look and he’s broken it somehow. He doesn’t seem bothered at all by

Handling a Horse That Refuses to Go Into the Arena

When you’re working with an arena-sour horse, don’t think, “How can I make the horse get in the arena?” Think, “How can I make it uncomfortable for him not to go in the arena?” You’ll

3 Qualities of a Healthy Horse Barn

As a horse owner, it’s your job to make sure your horse is happy and healthy in a safe and nurturing environment. Along with routine care for your horse themselves—grooming, exercise, bonding, feeding—the biggest factor

Oh, Crud, Managing Skin Irritations

Your horse’s skin is his largest and one of his most important organs. The skin does everything from help your horse stay hydrated to hold his body together; healthy skin also blocks invading pathogens and

Summer Travel Tips

Warmer temperatures are spreading throughout the country, which can only mean one thing. Summer is just around the corner! You may be eager to hit the road with your horse this summer. Maybe you are

Keeping Cool & Hydrated

Rainbow Livestock Waterers Rainbow Horse and Livestock Waterers are reliable, easy to install, easy to clean and easy to maintain! A perfect option for your stall, paddock or pasture. Connects to any water supply system

Cool Equine Managers Help Horses Avoid Heat Stress

Weather is heating up fast, underscoring the importance for horse managers to review basic strategies that will help their equines avoid heat stress. “Obviously, high environmental temperatures are a key concern, but prolonged or intense

How to Make a Stock Tank Pool: A Do-it-Yourself Swimming Spot

Heard of the stock tank pool craze? Stock tanks are typically used to water livestock, but lately they’ve begun catching on in a big way as swimming pools, too. And for good reason: A stock tank’s metal

Summer Sores

One condition that many people do not associate with flies is habronemiasis, also called summer sores, granular dermatitis, jack sores and any number of other names. Summer sores result from a complex association between the

Heat, Hydration & Electrolytes

It’s summertime, which is usually the time of year when most horse owners begin riding and working their horses more. However, this is also the hottest time of the year and riders need to be

Walking a Colicking Horse

I understand walking a colicking horse into exhaustion until the vet gets there is not beneficial at all, but what if a horse desperately wants to roll? I’m glad that you recognize “walking a horse

Cooling Out a Horse

Question: How do you cool a horse down safely, especially if overheated, without shocking its system?  Answer: You will not shock its system using cold/ice water to cool out a horse. We actually just had

Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging announces new CEO

Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging has announced the appointment of Mick Crosthwaite as Chief Executive Officer. Mick will drive the next ambitious phase of business growth, building on Hallmarq’s strong history of delivering high- quality innovation. The

The NEW Congress Ranch Horse Sale

“Announcing the NEW CONGRESS RANCH HORSE SALE that will be held on Saturday October 2, 2021 in conjunction with the 55th Annual All American Quarter Horse Congress.  The Sale will offer well broke Ranch, Trail

Find Your New Horse and Last Call to Enter July Internet Auction

“Buyer can shop a very nice selection of show horses, prospects, broodmares, stallions and trail riding horses in the July INTERNET Auction,” announces Mike Jennings of Professional Horse Services, LLC. “The Internet catalog is posted

The 2021 All American Quarter Horse Congress Entry Book is Live

The 2021 All American Quarter Horse Congress Entry Book is live! We’re back, Congress Strong, and ready for you! Excited to see everyone at the 2021 All American Quarter Horse Congress September 28th – October

Memorial Day at Lone Star

There was an air of optimism and renewed energy at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie Texas on Memorial Day. Even while looking back in remembrance of those who have made great sacrifices in the

First Time Ever! IEA 2021 Western Finals Moves to Fort Worth as part of APHA World Championship Show

For the first time ever, The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) 2020–2021 Western National Finals, presented by the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), will take place during the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) World Championship Show

NRCHA 2021 DT Horses Western Derby

On Sunday, the Open divisions were the sole focus to complete the National Reined Cow Horse Association 2021 DT Horses Western Derby. The cattle were quick and the horses were on fire, making the nearly

Therapy & Rehabilitation

Reata Equine Hospital Originating from one of the first all equine veterinary practices in Weatherford, Texas, Reata Equine Hospital sets out to be different for a reason. To stay relevant and progressive in a county

Equine Water Treadmill Exercise

Water treadmill exercise has many potential benefits when integrated into a training or rehabilitation programme, including an increase in range of movement of lower limbs, increased lumbar flexion, decreased impact shock, and an opportunity to

Your First Horse Should Build Your Confidence

Everybody’s first horse should be a 23-year-old, one-eyed, crippled, ugly gelding. Think about the mental picture you get when you read that description. I think of an old ranch gelding that’s safe, quiet and has

$40,000 Paid Out in AQHA Side Pot at BBR World Finals

These winners topped the open and futurity AQHA incentive races at the 2021 Better Barrel Races World Finals, besting nearly 600 entries. Nearly 600 entries took advantage of the American Quarter Horse Association side pots

Taking the Frustration Out of Summer Skin Problems

Skin problems in horses are some of the most frustrating disorders to manage for both owner and veterinarian. Skin problems can disfigure a horse, and even can cause unsoundness. In addition, many skin diseases, such

Understanding Equine Behavior

You’ve had your horse for a few years and have a great partnership with him, but do you really know him? Horses communicate to other horses and humans with their body language, which can sometimes

Ask the Vet: Laminitis and Other Orthopedic Diseases

Question: I have a 14-year-old Standardbred that had surgery on his knees when he was younger. Is it possible that he will get arthritis in his knees when he gets older? If so, what are

Foal Diarrhea

Foal diarrhea can be caused by viruses, bacteria, parasites, and non-infectious conditions such as lactose intolerance, or “foal heat” diarrhea. Foal heat diarrhea is due to normal physiological changes in the foal’s gut and usually

Shawnee Horse Sales Huge Success!

Shawnee Horse Sales LLC would like to thank all who have made this last year a huge success. Our consignors brought top quality horses and ponies that were highly desired by buyers, both online and

The Science Behind Veterinarian-Administered Vaccines

Modern, commercially produced, government-approved vaccines are generally safe and effective, but occasionally I have a client ask why their vaccinated horse still developed the disease they were hoping to prevent. To understand why a vaccine may fail