Question: My current boarding barn requires vaccination for Strangles. My horse has been exposed to Strangles several years ago at a former boarding barn, but did not
Question: I have a 12-year-old Quarter horse gelding that I have had since he was 2. At 4-years-old, I began training him for barrels, which he
Question: My horse is recovering from a lameness and abscess that my vet contributes to a retained sole. I’ve never heard of this before in 40 years
Question: I have a maiden mare due late April/early May that is coughing. I have had her scoped, which indicated she has mucus in her
Question: I have a companion donkey. My horse contracted lungworm. Do you believe horses and donkeys can be kept together? Answer: Lung worms are a
Question: What part of the horse’s body do you administer the strangles vaccine? Is intranasal better than the injection? Answer: Strangles vaccine is referring to
As I was bridling my 5-year-old warmblood yesterday, I noticed his right lower canine felt sharper than usual. I swapped sides to look and he’s
Question: I have a 14-year-old Standardbred that had surgery on his knees when he was younger. Is it possible that he will get arthritis in
Question: What is the best type of feed for a miniature horse? Answer: The best type of feed for a miniature horse has multiple variables.
Ask the Vet: Nutrition for the Horse Question: How can we help horses with proper nutrition and supplements to prevent ulcers? Too many horses are
Question: How can you get a mane to grow quickly? Our new horse has lost a 6-inch strip of mane all the way down to
Question: My horse is barefoot and I’ve noticed that over the last few months his collateral groves aren’t the same depth on either side of
Question: I am an owner of an equine facility. I require my boarders to have appropriate vaccines instructed by our veterinarian. Many of our boarders
Question: I recently had an 18-year-old gelding wrap a 2-3″ diameter grape vine around his back hips and then on around the left leg at
Answered by, Judy Marteniuk, DVM, Michigan State University Courtesy of AAEP Question: Which bedding, straw or shavings, is best for a pregnant mare and her foal?