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Common Eye Conditions in the Horse (2)

Eye conditions in the horse are extremely common, unfortunately, with many of them being traumatic in origin.  The majority of equine eye or opthalmic conditions are considered emergencies not only due to potential loss of eye sight, but also due to potential secondary complications.  Let’s review the most common conditions affecting the horse as well as some not so common situations, as well as discuss treatment options.

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Equine Fecal Water Syndrome and Loose Stools

Equine Fecal Water Syndrome (EFWS) is a new acronym tossed around for an old problem in the horse which has likely been present since the […]

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Does My Horse Need An Oil in His Diet?

Does your horse need an oil in his diet?  It’s a popular fad or trend, going on for many years, and the short answer is […]

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Detox and Your Horse. The Most Important Herbs and Why.

The concept of ‘detoxifying’ or ‘detox’ has become almost a catch phrase at times, not only in human medicine but in horses as well.  While […]

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What is the Best Supplement for My Horse; Part Two Solutions

In the first part of this article series, I discussed the concepts of ‘root’ problems in the horse, which in truth are not much different […]

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What is the Best Supplement for My Horse? Part One

Horses are subject to health ailments including arthritis, tendon and ligament injuries, asthma, and metabolic problems just as equally as their human counterparts. Choosing the […]

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Rebuilding the Horse’s Hoof for Soundness and Health

Does that photo concern you?  It should.  There is a saying in the horse industry that goes, ‘No foot. No Horse’.  It is just a […]

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Impacting Insulin and Circulation in the Metabolic Horse

Metabolic syndrome in the horse is on a steady rise over time.  In truth, given the high number of cases, diagnosed or not, it could […]

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The Hot Horse; Proper Herbal and Food Therapies

Excess heat in the horse can be a major problem for many horse owners.  In part one of this article, I discussed the concept of […]

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The Hot Horse; Anhidrosis to Attitude

The hot horse comes in all shapes and sizes. The summer season opens the door for these physical characteristics to present themselves through encouragement of […]

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Joint Injections or Herbs in the Horse?

Your horse is lame.  He’s off somewhere and your vet, through flexion tests and radiographs, determines that one of his joints is irritated or potentially […]

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Healing the Equine Tendon & Ligament

Equine tendon and ligament injuries are extremely common in the industry, being created as a result of many factors.  Despite being very common in the […]

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Horse Health; Herbs versus Medications

Health and soundness in the horse is crucial to performance and overall longevity.  The more time and knowledge that is soundly invested in your horse’s […]

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Can Curcumin or Turmeric Help Your Horse?

Turmeric and curcumin.  Both well known names in the world of herbs and alternative medicine, even in the horse industry.  Despite being well known, many […]

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Rebuilding Your Horse’s Core for Health and Soundness

The Three Treasures of Chinese medicine are the root of almost every health and lameness condition impacting the horse.  Resolve, re-balance, and support these three […]

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Shilajit; Rebuilding Bone and Body in the Horse

The ‘Conqueror of Mountains and Destroyer of Weakness‘!  Shilajit goes by many names and has many catch phrases being used to testify to it’s ability […]

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Cordyceps sinensis; Rebuilding & Enhancing the Horse

Lack of energy, breathing problems, poor recovery and stamina, and impaired healing are all symptoms that often plague the equine athlete. Cordyceps sinensis is a […]

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Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM) in the Horse

EPM or Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis has plagued horse owners for decades with an estimated clinical prevalence of less than 5% of horses being affected.  Despite […]

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Rebalancing Digestion in the Horse

Digestive health in the horse is extremely important and is tightly connected with almost every medical and lameness condition that you can imagine.  The importance […]

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Ama, Dampness, and Equine Digestive Health

Digestive health in the horse is a growing concern over the past couple of decades, being readily evident in the high usage of ulcer medications, […]

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Adaptogens and the Horse; How and Why?

Stress, anxiety, and even depression dramatically impact the horse mentally and physically.  This is especially true of the competitive equine athlete, but is also true […]

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Adaptogens; Rebuilding and Calming the Horse

Adaptogens are powerful in their ability to impact the health of the horse, and the term ‘adaptogen’ has become rather familiar for many owners.  In […]

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Blueberry, Strawberry, Raspberry and the Metabolic Horse

Metabolic syndrome and obesity is an epidemic in the equine world.  The fact is that you are in control of your horse’s health, believe it […]

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Creating Real Change in the Metabolic Horse

The easy-keeper and metabolic horse pose many challenges to horse owners, farriers, and veterinarians in many facets of equine health and soundness.  For some owners, […]

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No Grain For My Horse? Part Two

What?  No grain for my horse??  That article was truth, speaking from my clinical and research experience in working with rehabilitation horses as a veterinarian.  […]

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Scratches, Rain Rot, Dermatitis and Skin Allergies in the Horse

Scratches, rain rot, and skin allergies in the horse…oh my!  Skin problems in the horse are very, very common and at the top of complaints […]

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What? No Grain for My Horse?

When you think of a horse, you almost instantly think of grain.  The two are intertwined and deeply related in our thought patterns, having for […]

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Ketones; Going Beyond the Average Metabolic Horse

Ketosis, the ketogenic diet, and exogenous ketones have become quite popular terms in human research and medicine, with significant impacts on health.  However, one has […]

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Wild Yam; Can It Benefit YOUR Horse?

Wild Yam is one of a thousand of herbs out there that can benefit your horse, but each herb, despite having similar capabilities regarding inflammation, […]

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Medicinal Mushrooms and the Horse; A Powerhouse of Benefits

The horse’s immune response is a very important factor to their overall health and well-being, not to mention soundness.  All too often, as owners and […]

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