By: Dr. Steve Allday Joint care is almost always an afterthought when considering preventative maintenance of our equine partner. Of course when purchasing your horse you consult with a veterinarian for a purchase exam and other diagnostic tools such as radiographs, ultrasound and in many cases an exam via endoscope of the airway if endurance […]
Aging is inevitable. Keeping ourselves, our horses and our pets healthy as we age should be a priority. Thinking preventatively, and not reactively can save us time, money and pain. So what are the best ways to do so? Regular check ups at the vet or doctor are paramount. Keeping on top of your health, […]
Off-track Thoroughbreds, otherwise known as OTTBs, are popular mounts for riders of various disciplines. They require specific nutritional needs which differ when they are on the track versus when they are off. We have gathered some information regarding how to feed an OTTB. Racehorses exhibit very high intensity levels when exercising, therefore they require increased […]
A trip down the horse supplement aisle at your local tack store will reveal enough health claims to make your head spin. If you believed what’s written on the side of every bottle, you’d think these products could make sunshine come out your horse’s backside. It can’t all be true—or medically necessary. How do you tell the difference?
DR. Steven Allday weighs in picking a Derby Winner We equine vets are in a privileged position to see some of the best horses in the world come up through the system. Personally, I’ve vetted hundreds of racehorses over the years, and worked with more than a few Derby winners. So I get asked a […]
Many people are slowly shifting to a more holistic lifestyle these days. In addition to finding natural products for ourselves, there has been a boost in natural pet products as well! As we gather more information, we better understand the benefits of these products, as well as the risks involved in the alternative harsh chemical-based […]
Many supplements claim to be “Natural” But LubriSynha Delivers on that promise In this day and age, it’s common for consumers to be especially cautious about the claims made by product advertising. This skepticism is normal and perfectly reasonable, as you should be careful about what you put into your body. It’s not always easy […]
By Dr. Steven Allday, DVM In a lot of ways, taking care of a sick horse can be a lot like taking care of a sick toddler. You can tell they’re hurting, but they don’t have the words to tell you what’s wrong. It’s up to us as their caretakers, to read the sometimes very […]