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 […]

Feeding Weanlings for Growth, Health and Soundness

Reading Time: 5 minutes FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Susan Libby, susan@uckele.com The two life stages that have the most intensive nutritional needs are mares in early lactation and weanlings. Their requirements per pound of body weight are the highest.Nutrient dense diets are those that have high levels of protein/amino acids and minerals per calorie. As you might expect, mineral […]

Why Do Horses Eat Dirt?

Reading Time: 3 minutes FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10/17/18 Contact: Dr. Amy M Gill 859-229-2447 One of the most frequently asked question from my clients is “Why does my horse want to eat dirt? Is she missing something in her diet?” Well, the question can be answered several ways, as there is not one particular reason why horses engage in […]

You Can Lead a Horse to Water

Reading Time: 2 minutes FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact Jenn@ModernEquestrianMedia.com Encouraging Your Horse to Drink By Jennifer Roberts Typically, if you provide your horse with adequate amounts of fresh, clean water, your horse will drink enough to satisfy their hydration needs. But what do you when your horse decides that they are no longer thirsty? Water is […]

EPM: The Master of Disguise

Reading Time: 2 minutes Brought to you by Merck Animal Health Stumbling. Weakness and muscle atrophy in the hind end. Behavioral changes. Lameness. Any of these could be a sign your horse has equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM). It can have devastating effects on a horse’s ability to perform. A progressive and potentially fatal infection of the central nervous system, […]

How a dewormer works is just as important as why

Reading Time: 4 minutes Fairfield T. Bain, DVM, MBA, Dipl. ACVIM, Dipl. ACVP, Dipl. ACVECC, Merck Animal Health We don’t like to think about them, but we know they’re there. Those pesky parasites living large on our horses’ pastures and paddocks and – eventually – making themselves at home inside our horse, thriving to ensure the next generation of […]