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How Your Horse Stays Warm

We all know horses have a high tolerance for cold.  They have several different mechanisms for accomplishing this. Starting from the outside in, in cold weather your horse’s coat acts like a down jacket.  The fluffy undercoat stands on end … Continue reading

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Winterizing the Senior Horse

Although horses can survive a remarkable range of environmental conditions, surviving is not the same as thriving.  Winter is hard on any horse but particularly so for seniors.   Like older people, older horses are not as good at regulating … Continue reading

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The Thyroid

If you are confused about thyroid function in horses you have a good excuse.  As new information from studies becomes available, recommendations have changed dramatically. Before it was discovered that insulin resistance is the most likely cause of obesity related … Continue reading

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