Single dose of Doxycycline after tick bite can prevent Lyme

I’ve been picking ticks off of my horses for weeks. But this evening I found one on me. The tick was embedded and itching like crazy. I probably picked it up when I fed the horses this morning. Let’s face it, turning horses out on grass, riding in the woods, picking up manure in the […]

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Equestrians make poor patients

Recently I read an article in http://www.thehorse.com, Injury Rehabilitation Underutilized by Equestrians, Researchers Say. Doctors at Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, Alberta, reviewed the records of patients over 16 years of age that were admitted to the Level 1 trauma center from 1995 to 2005. Basically, they found that many equestrians are bad patients who […]

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How to check your horse’s pulse rate, respiration rate and temperature

A horse’s pulse and temperature are two barometers of health. As a horse owner, it’s important that you know your horse’s “normal” temperature and its normal resting pulse rate/respiration rate as then you have a baseline for recognizing possible illness or distress. Certainly one of the first things my vet asks me when I call […]

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A Happy Holiday Ending for a Few Horses

Twice during the holidays I’ve read about dramatic rescues of horses. The first occurred in England, where an 8-year old welsh-bred blue roan mare named  Steffie,  fell down a well. She was rescued three days after she disappeared and despite falling 10 feet and going without food or water during that time, she appears to have […]

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