Below is an article that Mark DePaolo, DVM wrote for the Arabian Horse World Magazine. Ulcers have become extremely prevalent in today’s performance horse. Stressful conditions such as stall confinement, training, competition and hauling can all lead to ulcerated tissue. Gastric ulcers and hindgut acidosis have a dramatic impact on a horse’s health, disposition and performance. A horse with no gastrointestinal ulceration can develop ulcers very quickly when subjected to physical stressors. Read more
Veterinary clinics and independent laboratories can conduct a Fecal Egg Counts (FEC) which is a test to determine your horse’s parasite load. This is a great way to learn if you need to deworm and what dewormer to use.
Simply collect a small, fresh manure ball in a sealable bag marked with the date and horse’s information and give it to your veterinarian. The vet clinic will normally complete the test within twenty-four hours. Read more
Dr. Karen Becker did her first Facebook Live stream today. She had fans send in questions and she chose popular and interesting ones to answer on Facebook today. If you missed it, you can still watch the video from the Dr. Karen Becker’s Facebook Wall. Some of the topics she covered today are: Read more
Dr. Mark is spending the next few weeks in Scottsdale, AZ. The 62nd Annual Scottsdale Arabian Show kicks off today! This show is one of the biggest horse shows in the country with over 2400 horses entered in various classes through the 10 day span. Dr. Mark works his magic on dozens of the top competitors trying to keep the horses sound, healthy and relaxed. Read more
Did you know that a horse’s coat can reveal a lot about its health?
A dull coat can be a lack of essential vitamins and minerals. To test these critical levels, you might want to try Horse Hair Analysis®. We simply send a small section of your horse’s mane to a lab for profile of a horse’s biochemistry. Along with the lab results, Read more
As someone who suffers from a gluten sensitivity myself, I’ve been wondering if horses could have this same issue. Often times when horses with digestive problems transition to my recommended low glycemic diet, their health improves.