Are you ready for spring?

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Are you ready for spring?

Below is a list of spring horse care reminders you should consider while gearing up for the busy season ahead.

• Slowly increase pasture time to reduce digestive upset.

• Begin with short grazing periods of 15-30 minutes per day.

• Slowly increase by an additional 15-30 minutes per day until horse is grazing 3-4 hours daily.

Take extra precautions for sugar-sensitive horses.

Sugar levels in grasses increase during the spring. Stop grazing completely when days are warm (60° F or above) and nights are cold (40° F or less).

Limit intake with a muzzle and graze in the early morning when days and nights are BOTH warm.

Keep an eye on your horse’s body condition.

With increased training in the warmer weather, to more time out on pasture, your horse’s body weight can fluctuate.

• Monitor your horse’s weight so they don’t get too thin or fat.

• Increase or decrease their intake levels as needed.

Schedule Spring vaccines.

Vaccines are an important part of your horse’s preventative health program. Talk to your vet to get your horse scheduled for their spring vaccines.

Run fecals and set up deworming to aid in parasite control.

Spring has one of the highest parasite infection rates. Make sure to run your annual fecals to check your horse’s egg worm count.

Clean blankets to be ready for next season.

Those dirty crusty blankets your horse has been wearing all winter are almost ready for storage! Make sure to get them properly cleaned so you will be ready for next season.

Provide supplement support:

Neigh-Lox® Advanced

Support your horse’s gut with Neigh-Lox® Advanced. It provides a scientifically advanced blend of ingredients that work synergistically to maintain a healthy stomach, small intestine and hindgut.


Wet spring weather can leave your horse susceptible to rain-rot and thrush. Support healthy skin & coat and strong hooves with Ker-A-Form™.

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