Equine

Vitamin E and Selenium for Your Horse

Vitamin E and Selenium for Your Horse

Vitamin E and Selenium are involved in many systems within the body. Selenium is a mineral which is important for wound healing, stress tolerance, fetal development, healthy hair coat, and detoxification of drugs and other chemicals. In addition, selenium is critical...

Equine Euthanasia and What Comes Next

Equine Euthanasia and What Comes Next

Making the decision to euthanize an equine companion is never easy. Even if the time may be right for our horse, it may not feel like the right time for us to be saying goodbye to our friend. The end of a beloved horse's life can be a very difficult time. Not only are...

Hay Analysis

Hay Analysis

Hay is a crucial part of an equine diet in the Midwest, and its nutrition content can play a big role in what grain and supplements your horse may or may not need. When creating a nutrition plan for your horse(s), we recommend a hay analysis. A hay analysis is easy to...

Strategic Deworming of Horses

Strategic Deworming of Horses

The way it used to be: Traditionally, horses were dewormed every couple months using a rotation of different dewormers. Daily feed-through dewormers were also utilized. However, newer research has shown that large strongyles (which used to be prevalent, and the target...

Simple Conjunctivitis or Something Worse?

Simple Conjunctivitis or Something Worse?

What is conjunctivitis and how do I recognize it? Conjunctivitis is where the tissues surrounding the horse's eyes become irritated by allergens, excessive dust, flies, injury, or a combination of irritants. The eyes appear red and watery and often the nasolacrimal...

The Buzz About EEE and WNV

The Buzz About EEE and WNV

The Buzz About EEE and WNV There has been a recent resurgence in mosquito-borne diseases in Wisconsin over the last few years, and it has become even more vital that horse owners vaccinate against both Encephalitis and West Nile Virus. Last year, there were 24 cases...

Toxic Plants to Horses

There are many poisonous plants in Wisconsin that could be a potential hazard to horses. These plants may cause symptoms such as: Colic Muscle weakness Incoordination Depression Paralysis Death Undesired plants can be eliminated in pastures by several methods,...

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