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Big eyes

Horse Care
June 3rd, 2022

From birth through adulthood, horses' eyes can give us some indication of their moods or health, and given their large size, horses' eyes also draw the attention of dust, sand, insects, tree branches, sharp objects, and more. Learn more about how to recognize common signs of eye injuries and what to do about them in this article by Christa Lesté-Lasserre available on The Horse

Transporting mares and foals

Horse Care
May 28th, 2022

As Floripa and her 2022 filly will make their way to Kentucky soon, we have received more questions about transporting mares and foals. This article by Les Sellnow available on the BloodHorse provides a great overview of some of the risks involved in transporting horses and guidance on enhancing safety measures and minimizing stress on the mare and foal during transport. 

Horse transport

Horse Care
May 21st, 2022

In response to a viewer question about transporting horses, this recent podcast with Dr. Amanda Adams and PhD student Erica Jacquay of the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center shares new research findings on how horses of all ages respond to transport. A big thanks to The Horse for sharing this podcast with us. Enjoy!

Complementary therapies

Horse Care
May 14th, 2022

In response to a viewer's question about the efficacy of massage in horse care, this article by Christa Lesté-Lasserre available on The Horse summarizes new trends in complementary therapies such as massage, chiropractic care, and acupuncture, and the growing body of research supporting these treatment modalities. Be sure to consult your equine veterinarian with any case-specific questions. 

Costs and considerations

Horse Care
May 5th, 2022

We have received a few questions about the costs of breeding horses. This article by Alexandra Beckstett available on The Horse details some important questions to ask while determining whether breeding is the right decision, including costs, time commitments, and industry considerations. Your equine veterinarian is your best resource, so be sure to consult them with any case-specific questions.