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Benefit auction for Brant and Priest Barn Fire Relief

Nearly 600 items have been generously donated to an Internet auction to offer support to Brandon Brant Performance Horses and Eric Priest Performance Horses.  The Internet auction catalog is posted and available to view the

Tips For Controlling Infection In Your Horses

When you ask most horse owners about controlling infection in their horses they say “Oh you mean do I vaccinate and worm my horses?”  Certainly immunization of horses with vaccines to prevent or reduce the

Equine Lameness Problems

Question: I just found out my functionally sound OTTB had pins for a hairline condylar fracture during her racing days some eight years ago. Some mild arthritic changes showed up on a recent x-ray, which

Understanding Summer Sores and Effective Fly Control

Flies are commonly associated with nuisances, but one condition that often goes unnoticed is habronemiasis, also known as summer sores, granular dermatitis, or jack sores. This ailment arises from a complex interplay between the horse,

Simple Ways to Increase the Value of Your Farm Property

Whether you plan on selling your farm in the future or want to make improvements to make your life a little easier right now, it is always a good idea to invest money and time

New Feedthrough Fly Control for Horses Released to Market

Feedthrough fly control has become popular in recent years with caOle producers due to its ease of use and effecRveness. This spring, JusRFLY® Equine 8-8-8TM Feedthrough Fly Control was approved and released for use in

Therapy & Rehab

EQUIADE “Lube-All-Plus is a dietary supplement used to support overall joint health and help relieve troublesome joint problems. It contains MSM to help reduce inflammation, Glucosamine and Chondroitin to help replenish cells in the tissues

10 Things You Might Not Know About Sport Horse Medicine And Rehabilitation

Equine sports medicine and rehabilitation is a comparatively new veterinary specialty. Sarah le Jeune, DVM, DACVS, DECVS, DACVSMR, certified equine acupuncturist, and Jessica Morgan, DVM, PhD, DACVSMR, both specialty clinicians at the UC Davis veterinary

A Good Foundation is Everything

You often don’t appreciate a good foundation until you don’t have it. Think about it. If you’ve got a well-built house, you don’t give its foundation a second thought. But if you’re living in a

Pregnant Mares

The mare from which you have always wanted to raise a foal has just been pronounced pregnant by your veterinarian. Now you just have to wait about 11 months and see what she produces, right?

Exploring Treatment Options For Osteochondrosis

In both veterinary and human medicine, artificial joint replacements have become more common as technology has advanced. Animals may receive an artificial joint for a variety of reasons, one of which is osteochondrosis. Dr. Brian

benefit auction spearheaded by Cooper Smith, Kelsey Flessner, Chelsea Schneider and Lorenzo Lotti.

Fire reportedly killed some 43 horses and injured an employee who was trying to save them Saturday afternoon at Brant Performance & Priest Performance Horses, 8755 State Route 638, Belle Center. The injury victim was

Horse Competition to be Held in Athens – Open to the Public

Equestrian Drill Teams of Texas (EDTT) is hosting the Texas State Drill Finals at Henderson County Regional Fairpark Indoor Arena in Athens, TX June 21-22, 2024. This family-friendly event features a thrilling mounted drill team

Navigating the Process of Selling Horse Property

Selling a horse property can be a significant undertaking, requiring careful planning, preparation, and consideration of various factors. Whether you’re transitioning to a new equestrian facility, downsizing your operations, or moving on to a different

How To Care For A Deaf Dog

Whether they stand up straight or flop over, your dog’s ears help give your canine friend an amazing sense of hearing that plays a large role in hunting, playing, and everyday life. What are the

The Benefits of Grazing Horses at Night

Horses have been our trusted companions for centuries, serving as faithful workhorses, skilled athletes, and cherished pets. To ensure their health and well-being, it’s crucial to provide them with the best care possible, including a

Optimizing Nutrition and Management for Broodmares in Late Gestation

Many broodmares are currently in the latter stages of gestation, a crucial period for foal development within the mare’s uterus. Recognizing this significance, the Nutrient Requirements of Horses, Sixth Edition, identified the sixth month of

Financing Your Equestrian Property Purchase

Financing the purchase of an equestrian property can be a significant undertaking, but there are several options available to help you achieve your goal. Here are some ways to finance your equestrian property purchase. Traditional

Signs Your Horse Needs a Dental Exam

Equine injuries such as wounds or soft tissue swellings are typically easy to recognize. Problems that aren’t visible to the eye, however, can go unnoticed. Take dental issues, for example. These often go undetected because

Ask the Vet: Emergency Care

Question: I have a 12-year-old Quarter horse gelding that I have had since he was 2. At 4-years-old, I began training him for barrels, which he did quite well. He was very flexible and had excellent turns.

Relax and Enjoy the Ride

Does looking at the number of calming supplements make you want to spin and bolt? We’ll help you choose the ideal formula for your horse so you can both enjoy your rides. Understanding Calming Supplements

Raising an Orphan Foal

Question: We are unexpectedly raising an orphan foal. How do I teach him to be a horse? I don’t want him to be a brat like some tend to be. He is very quick to pick

Investing in the Equestrian Lifestyle

For equestrians, the search for the perfect horse property is far more than a simple real estate transaction. It’s an investment in a lifestyle deeply intertwined with their passion for horses. Whether they’re seeking a

Retirement Options for Your Horse

As horses age or face health challenges that limit their ability to perform, the question of retirement becomes a significant consideration for horse owners. Choosing the right retirement option is crucial to ensuring the well-being

Ask the Vet: The Foot

Question: My horse is recovering from a lameness and abscess that my vet contributes to a retained sole. I’ve never heard of this before in 40 years of caring for horses. How common is this? What can I

Equine Calming Supplements: Understanding Their Role in Promoting Equine Well-Being

Horses are magnificent creatures known for their strength, grace, and sensitivity. However, just like humans, horses can experience stress, anxiety, and nervousness, which can have an impact on their overall well-being and performance. To help

Equine Digestion Demystified

Your horse, a creature designed for constant grazing, possesses a stomach that is in perpetual acid production to facilitate digestion. In a natural environment, where horses graze and chew throughout the day, stomach acid is

Evaluate Energy Needs

We’ll give you the straight scoop on grain Many horse owners think the only question to ask about grain is, “how much?” But you should actually start with the more basic question, “does my horse

Horses That Check Out at Competition

Horses are smart enough to know when they can chump us and when they can’t. For example, more than likely, if your horse spooked at an object when you were riding him at home, you’d

Know the New Rules of Selling a Home in 2024

In 2023, many homeowners who hoped to sell decided to hit pause on those plans. And for good reason: High interest rates had pushed many buyers to the sidelines—and created a “lock-in” effect dissuading would-be sellers from