Tag Archives: horse health

Preventative is Preferred

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, […]

How to Feed an Off-the-Track Thoroughbred

A line of horses being ridden on a dirt track.

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 Skeptics Guide to Buying Supplements

Paint horse running through pasture.

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?

How to Pick a Derby-Worthy Three Year Old

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 […]

One With Nature – All-Natural Products & Their Benefits

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 […]

How Exactly Is LubriSynHA a “Natural” Supplement?

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 […]

Unlocking the Mysteries of the “Undiagnosables”

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 […]