Caring for Skin During Winter

Reading Time: 3 minutes FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Susan Libby; susan@uckele.com Winter means a break from insect related skin issues, but it has its own set of unique problems. The cold, dry air in winter leads to a major cause of delayed healing, which is the dehydration of exposed tissue. A moist environment is important for cells to migrate […]

Why You Should Care About Evidence Based Equine Parasite Control

Reading Time: 5 minutes FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 30th, 2018 Horsemen’s Laboratory, John Byrd D.V.M. Tel: 217-586-2004 Photos are available on request. Media Contact: Tel 607 434 4470 By Nikki Alvin-Smith The stark reality about dewormers and their use in horses, is that worms of variant types are becoming resistant to the products currently available on the market. According […]

Give Your Horse the Gift of Pasture Diversity

Reading Time: 2 minutes FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Emily Luciano emily@luckydeecommunications.com Nov. 30, 2018 (Flint Hill, Va.)— It’s the season for giving! Why not give the gift of natural nutrition to your horse this season by diversifying his pasture with healthy herbs? “Horses are designed to graze up to 20 hours a day on diversified forage types, including herbs […]

Answers to Questions You Didn’t Know You Needed To Ask About Internal Equine Parasites

Reading Time: 3 minutes FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 26th, 2018 Horsemen’s Laboratory, John Byrd D.V.M. Tel: 217-586-2004 Photos are available on request. Media Contact: Tel 607-434-4470 John Byrd D.V.M. of Horsemen’s Laboratory is on call to answer questions you didn’t know you needed to ask about internal equine parasites. With over 75,000 equine fecal worm egg count samples processed […]

Help Your Horse Beat The Itch

Reading Time: 2 minutes FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kelcie Griffith, 774-773-1112 or KGriffith@SmartPak.com SmartPak introduces new supplement for horses faced with itchy skin PLYMOUTH, MA – October 31, 2018 – SmartPak is excited to introduce SmartItch-Ease™ as the newest formula to the exclusive SmartSupplement line. SmartItch-Ease is an excellent choice for horses that are itching to have comfortable skin […]

Don’t Let Your Guard Down — Ticks Are Still a Danger to Your Horse

Reading Time: 2 minutes FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Emily Luciano emily@luckydeecommunications.com Despite the cooler weather, horse owners should still take precautions to guard against tick-borne illness. October 31, 2018 (Flint Hill, Va.)—Lyme disease has become a household name for those living on the East Coast. Though Lyme is the most well-known of the tick borne diseases, anyone who spends […]

The Value of Knowing Your Horse’s Worm Count History

Reading Time: 4 minutes FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 30th, 2018 Horsemen’s Laboratory, John Byrd D.V.M. Tel: 217-586-2004 Photos are available on request. Media Contact: Tel 607-434-4470 By Nikki Alvin-Smith A targeted horse worm control program is an important part of your horse’s medical welfare. The internal equine parasites that any horse harbors can cause health issues for both its […]

Pain Recognition and Management in Horses

Reading Time: 8 minutes By Earl Gaughan, D.V.M., Dipl. ACVS No one wants to see their horse in pain. It is hard to believe, with our modern understandings, that there was a time when people didn’t believe animals could feel pain, or believed that pain should not be treated because experiencing pain might actually help the horse. Experts and […]

Is Your Horse Bothered By Bots?

Reading Time: 4 minutes FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 24th, 2018 Horsemen’s Laboratory, John Byrd D.V.M. Tel: 217-586-2004 Photos are available on request. Media Contact: Tel 607-434-4470 By Nikki Alvin-Smith If your horse is bothered by bots you will most likely see small yellow, white or grey specks on your horse’s coat. These are eggs and may appear on your […]

Has Your Horse Been Exposed to a Parasite that Causes EPM?

Reading Time: 3 minutes FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts:Abby StrawderSenior Public Relations Manager, Sullivan Higdon & SinkAbby.Strawder@shscom.com816-283-4782Mark BixlerBoehringer Ingelheim Animal Health – U.S. Communications678-209-3077mark.bixler@boehringer-ingelheim.com Be aware of the signs of this debilitating neurological disease When it comes to the neurological disease Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM), the sooner a diagnosis is made and treatment can begin, the better the horse’s […]