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Feeding Horses in Drought Conditions

During drought conditions, pastures may not provide enough fi­ber and energy to meet your horse’s nutrition requirements. Feeding additional hay may be necessary. If additional calories are still needed, consider a high-fat supplement. Horses should consume at least 1.5% to 2% of body weight per day in forage. Supplemental forage in the form of hay or hay cubes may be needed.

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Summer Challenges Facing Your Horse

Mosquitoes are not just annoying; they pose a health risk for your horses. Mosquitoes spread several neurologic diseases: West Nile virus, eastern equine encephalomyelitis, and western equine encephalomyelitis. It is important to vaccinate your horse to protect against these diseases as well as take steps to manage the mosquito population on your farm.

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Hey, it is Taco here with an update!

As an equine athlete who has lived a full life, I have had my share of aches and pains. Lately I have been having more trouble than usual walking around and getting up from my nap. My humans tried the typical things to make me more comfortable, but they weren’t working as well as they had in the past.

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Facemask tug-of-war

I think it is time to have a discussion about fly masks. For those of you that aren’t familiar with them, fly masks are the things our humans strap to our faces to keep the flies out of our eyes. The mask serves two purposes: It keeps us more comfortable (I am sure you don’t like flies in your eyes!) and it stops us from getting infections and diseases in our eyes.

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