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The Plight of Ponies By Vanessa

At an agricultural field day, I came across a small metal pen housing cute young miniature ponies. Three of them were in a tiny pen and as I got closer I saw they were all for sale. They were grumpy and bored and occasionally one would be aggressive to the other. When they were taken […]

Why I Use Chemical Wormers – Encysted Strongyles

By Cynthia Cooper I would love to be able to worm my horses more naturally, and years ago I tried it that way, but their health was suffering due to the following issues: Property too small for the number of horses (15 on less than 40 acres). Not enough help/time to pick up poo regularly and […]

Mud Fever/Greasy Heel Treatment Tips

Mud Fever or greasy heel affects the lower limbs of our equine friends and may cause pain and swelling that is accompanied with crusty scabs of varying sizes. In serious cases, the horse may become lame and the whole leg seriously swollen and infected. WHAT CAUSES IT? Mud fever was thought to be caused by […]

Horse Care and parasite worm control – Harrowing pasture

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Harrowing is often suggested as a preventative measure for worm control but in fact, it can actually increase worms if done in the wrong way. Horses with plenty of room on which to graze will divide their grazing into two distinct areas, 1) roughs and 2) lawns. They do nearly all their droppings in the […]

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