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emergencies

Yesterday evening, my daughter, while inline skating,┬ábroke a small bone in her wrist. She is now in a splint with ice while we await an appointment and referral to an orthopedic surgeon. Between children, husband, dogs, cats and horses, I’ve … Continue reading

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Barn Management: Colic – how serious is it?

However, how do I know that a colic is life-threatening? When should I really be hitting that Big Red Panic Button? Continue reading

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CSI: Silver Maple

I’ve had Pandora longer then any of my current horses. In 7 years she has never colicked until now. That’s strange. And it gets even stranger… Continue reading

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Wrong Road

I saw a sign today that read: “if everything is headed your way, you are driving down the wrong way!” Interesting huh? Oh life provides those signs… Anyway, Pandora colicked this morning. She is doing fine now but I am … Continue reading

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Barn Management: Colic – what to do

Okay you have observed some funky behavior from your horse: aggressive rolling (such as rolling when you are trying to lead him); biting his sides, pawing, dull eye seems unfocused, pale gums, horse is not grazing when hay or grass … Continue reading

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Barn Management: Possible Causes of Colic

I thought it would be a good time to think about health issues, specifically colic. As a horse owner or horse lover you will hear a lot about it but what is it, how to prevent it, what causes it … Continue reading

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