Tag Archives: hay

Choke

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STEVE: Well choke in a horse usually occurs when they have had a long period of time away from both water and feed. The most typical presentation that I get is that it’s a horse that’s gone and taken a … Continue reading

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Allergies

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STEVE: Allergies are best or first seen in most horses on the skin. Typically, what we see is a hive reaction of usually around the neck and shoulders. A lot of times, this can be due to exposure because of … Continue reading

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Poor Appetite

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STEVE: A horse that has a poor appetite, you know, when you put feed in the stall, they’re not that interested in going to it. When you put hay in there they may take a few bites and then they … Continue reading

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Healthy Body Weight

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STEVE: Healthy body weight of a horse, would be more probably, more reflective of exactly what they are used for, and what they’ve been doing. A horse that’s been turned out, that has been doing nothing, can have a healthy … Continue reading

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Shelter (Safety, Ventilation)

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STEVE: If you’re in the Southeast United States: Georgia, Florida, Alabama, right along the Gulf Coast; it typically is a very, very mild climate. It doesn’t get really cold. You can get away with something as simple as a run-in … Continue reading

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Food (Hay, Grain, How often, How much, Storage)

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ALEX: I think first, once we’ve decided we’re going to have a horse, and then we’re going to decide on how we’re going to use that horse is really going to determine a lot on what type of feed and … Continue reading

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Housing (Barn/Stalls/Pasture, Feed, Supplies, Bedding)

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ALEX: As far as finding the right housing for your horse, it really depends on what you want to do with your horse. Horses are cold-natured animals, so they take to the elements pretty good as far as the cold, … Continue reading

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