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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...

But I’m So Hungry!

But I’m So Hungry!

Feeding horses, like feeding pets or even humans, can be a very emotionally charged subject. Everyone has opinions on what is best to feed and why, and there isn’t going to be much you can do to change their minds. However, we all want what is best for our animals....

Colic Assurance

Colic Assurance

We all dread the day when we walk out to feed in the morning and find our horse has been down and rolling most of the night. We get our horse up, give it some Banamine that our vet has wisely told us to keep on hand, and give the vet a call to let them know. An hour...

Winter Horse Care Tips

Winter Horse Care Tips

Winter time brings lots of fun activities and holidays. However, we as horse owners tend to get a little laxer in the care of our horses at this time. Whether it’s due to the cold or the lack of horsey activities to keep us busy, we usually spend less time at the barn...

Grumpy Old Man

Grumpy Old Man

As we head into winter, we always worry about our older horses weathering the storm. Winter time is very hard on the geriatrics, who often don’t have the reserves necessary to make it through the winter without losing body condition. Here are a few things to keep in...

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