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big head in horses

Does your horse have a “big head”?

A swollen-face, dull coat, shifting lameness, bunny-hop canter…are any of these signs familiar? If so your horse may suffer from a disorder described as ‘Big Head’. ‘Big Head’ is a calcium deficiency disease induced by a diet with a persistent lack in calcium, excess in phosphorus and/or imbalanced calcium to phosphorus ratio. This disorder has […]

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Feeding a Sick or Injured Horse

Feeding the sick or injured horse

The competition season is in full swing; your horse is fit and performing well.  Then it happens, the horse takes a bad step and pulls up lame.  Your immediate concern is the well-being of the horse.  What is the nature of the injury?  How severe is the injury?  How much competition time will the horse […]

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Diagnostic and Treatment of Gastric Ulcers

[Video] Diagnostic and Treatment of Gastric Ulcers in Horses

Join Dr. Ross Teitzel a renowned Equine Veterinarian based in Melbourne, Victoria, talking about the common disorder of gastric ulcers in horses. Dr. Ross Teitzel will give you a brief outline of the condition including some great animation to easily visualize what actually is going on within the horses stomach, the causes, how to treat […]

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