Horse Care Materials – Disease And Injury Prevention

Disease And Injury Prevention

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A Better Approach To Parasite Control

From an email to me: Hi Dr. Tucker, Yes, I wonder about your recommendations per worming horses. It is springtime. I would think worming will change the pH of the stomach, so want some input as to how to proceed. Thanks. My response: Life is always a balance between...

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Horse Disease Prevention – An Introduction

This subject is important as it could be called financial loss prevention or pain and suffering prevention.   Prevention of disease boils down into two categories.  Primary prevention includes vaccination, good nutrition and avoiding other horses with disease...

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Horse Disease Prevention – Coggins Test (EIA)

SummaryArticleVideosRelated Material The Coggins Test diagnoses the presence of a past infection of the non-infectious disease called Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) caused by a retrovirus of the same name in horses.  It is commonly called “Swamp Fever” which...

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Horse Disease Prevention – Entropy As A Disease

SummaryArticleVideosRelated Material I love the word “entropy” because it applies to everyone and everything in the horse world as well as the whole world.  It means a gradual decline from order to disorder.  It applies to horse farms and horse health...

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Horse Disease Prevention – Medications

SummaryArticleVideosRelated Material Medicating horses has become easy in an age where pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals are abundant.  Unfortunately their use circumvents two things.  The first is the removal of the cause of the problem they are being medicated...

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Horse Disease Prevention – Parasite Control

SummaryArticleVideosRelated Material Pastures are shrinking and the number of horses per pasture are increasing.  This leads to a sanitation problem where horses are eating where they defecate.  Rather than resolve the sanitation, medicines were created that killed a...

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Horse Disease Prevention – Sources Of Disease

SummaryArticleVideosRelated Material Diseases are caused by pathogens which are foreign to the body.  These pathogens are chemicals or live things that should not exist within the body.  It is a moment by moment process the horse and human works on from birth until...

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Horse Disease Prevention – Vaccinations

SummaryArticleVideosRelated Material There are two types of diseases that have vaccinations.  One is a vaccination for diseases that can kill and the other is a vaccination for diseases that can make you sick.  Always vaccinate against diseases that can kill you. ...

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Horse Disease Prevention – Veterinary Certificate Of Inspection

SummaryArticleVideosRelated Material Every horse has the potential to carry with it diseases that no other horse wants to get.  To prevent the spread of diseases that could have devastating effects on the visiting community of horses, the federal government set up a...

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Horse Injury Prevention – An Introduction

This subject is important as it could be called financial loss prevention or pain and suffering prevention (same with disease prevention). Injury prevention is sometimes impossible because no matter how hard you try, the horse seems to find a way to hurt themselves or...

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Horse Injury Prevention – Bad Ideas Around Horses

SummaryArticleVideosRelated Material Every now and then I see a “bad idea” with good intentions on a horse farm.  Usually the idea springs from the mind wanting an easier way of doing something.  However not much thought is put into the idea from the perspective of...

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Horse Injury Prevention – Barn Filth And Disrepair

SummaryArticleVideosRelated Material Having filth is a sign that the owner doesn’t care about the horses in his or her custody.  But I have also seen inside the homes of these people and usually they are just as filthy.  The environment is usually also in disrepair. ...

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Horse Injury Prevention – Dangerous Things Around Horses

SummaryArticleVideosRelated Material There are so many dangerous things I have found on horse farms.  These include sharp objects, exposed electric wires and bee hives in the wall.  Most of the issues come from either laziness of the barn owner or lack of money to...

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Horse Injury Prevention – Water Bucket Safety

SummaryArticleVideosRelated Material Water bucket safety is one of my favorite topics about injury prevention on horse farms that can be practiced by everyone.  Look at the images in the gallery and watch my webinar on this subject then start using the ideas right...

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Podcast #016 – Vaccinations For Horses

This is not your average discussion about what to vaccinate your horses with. That would be a discussion to have with your veterinarian who knows you and what diseases are in your area. However, to prepare you for that discussion, I will attempt to give you  a bit...

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Podcast #022 – Parasites Revisited and Liver Disease

I attended two meetings recently. One was about parasites in horses and was worth revisiting for a fresh perspective. The other was about liver disease in horses. While these sound beyond the routine needs of horse owners, I know that many of you want to bridge your...

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Podcast #031 – Molds, Mycotoxins And Soaking Horse Hay

Reducing the extra body fat on our horses is the best, if not the only, way to improve and eliminate metabolic syndrome. But is there a cost to their health in the increased production of molds with mycotoxins when doing this? I attended a symposium put on by the...

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Rhubarb Pie, The Orbiting Earth and Your Horse

When I was a boy my Mom grew rhubarb in the garden. She was very proud of the crop and while it grew she would dream of the rhubarb pie we were all going to be blessed with in late summer. I hate rhubarb pie. There was nothing good about it and I dreaded getting a pie...

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The Equine Influenza Event Of 1872 And Today’s Corona Virus

The world is paralyzed by the new Corona virus called COVID-19 that started in China and is now in many countries. But this is the third Corona virus disease in the past 20 years and our horses have also been through similar events. Several influenza viruses have...

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Worms!

NOTE – be sure to read to the very bottom of this article for a surprise ending you won’t believe (but it’s true!) I just sat through a lecture given by a very intelligent parasitologist. He basically stirs horse poop and water together then looks at...

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Worms!

NOTE – be sure to read to the very bottom of this article for a surprise ending you...

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