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Mommy!

Mommy!

Weaning babies from their mamas is a stressful time for everyone: the foals, the mares, and the owners! So let’s take a moment and talk about safe weaning practices, since we’re getting to the time of year when weaning becomes necessary. A common misconception that...
Castration Station!

Castration Station!

Let’s talk about brain surgery! Or really, removing the part of a male horse’s anatomy that can make him forget his manners. Since we’ve been doing a lot of castrations lately before the weather gets too hot, I figured I’d answer a few of the more commonly asked...
Bugs!

Bugs!

Bugs!   Did we even have a day this year where there weren’t any bugs? I feel like we never got a deep enough freeze to get rid of all the pesky little creatures. Without that deep freeze, the bugs almost seem to be coming back worse than ever this spring. So,...
No Foot No Horse (Part 2)

No Foot No Horse (Part 2)

Last month, we talked about some of the more common foot abnormalities that we see here at Hayes Equine: the long toe/low heeled horse, the club foot, thin soles, and laminitis. Each of these abnormalities predisposes the horse to significant lameness issues. While we...
No Foot No Horse (Part 1)

No Foot No Horse (Part 1)

Dr. Rick Redden, an expert in equine podiatry, once said that if you find a horse with a perfectly symmetrical foot in Germany, he would fly to Germany, look at the horse, and then buy you the most expensive steak dinner money could buy if you were right. While he was...