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Ask the Expert: How Can I Reduce the Risk of Ulcers in my Horses?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Reduce the Risk of Ulcers in my Horses?

To understand how we can feed horses to help prevent and heal ulcers, it is important to understand where and why they appear. Ask the Expert: Elisabeth Chizek, Equine Nutritionist. 

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John Wilkinson
Ask the Expert: Is Coastal Hay Safe for My Horse?

Ask the Expert: Is Coastal Hay Safe for My Horse?

Because it can be produced locally, it is commonly fed to horses throughout the southeast. Many horse owners believe coastal bermudagrass hay can cause colic, or more specifically, ileal impaction colic.

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Ask the Expert: How Can I Keep My Horse Hydrated During Travel?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Keep My Horse Hydrated During Travel?

My mare refuses to drink adequate amounts of water when traveling to a show. She also doesn't have interest in her salt block. How can I keep her hydrated?

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Inside the Joint: Protecting Your Horse's Cartilage

Inside the Joint: Protecting Your Horse's Cartilage

As it relates to cartilage, research has shown that in injured horses and horses with osteoarthritis, there are higher levels of C2C. With OA or injury, cartilage is compromised, in large part due to increased inflammation. Of course, this means that there will be higher levels of degradation products.

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