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29
May

Equine Ulcers and Omeprazole

The most commonly embraced western medicine treatment for equine ulcer syndrome is the administration of Omeprazole.  This form of treatment can actually be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of a horse long term.

Many horse owners have been taught by veterinarians that they need to treat their horses for 30-60 days with omeprazole followed by a preventative dose daily.  This long term use of Omeprazole is often continued for the rest of the horse’s performance career, if not their entire life. Although generic Omeprazole therapy is usually the best option Read more »

23
May

How did my horse get worms?

Parasites are an inescapable presence in modern horses. Historically horses free grazed on open pasture, rarely returning to the same location within a year or grazing in close proximity to manure. Today’s horse leads a considerably more confined existence, eating in the same locations and in close proximity to manure. Read more »

22
May

Famous horses of the American Civil War

Memorial Day is a time to remember and give thanks to those in the military who lost their lives serving our country.  We thought we would do a bit of research on horses who went to war.

From the American Civil War:

Ulysses S. Grant’s favorite horse, acquired in 1864 was named Cincinnati.  Grant’s second string of horse were named Read more »

16
May

Chelation therapy for horses

In studying some recent re-check Horse Hair Analyses, Dr. DePaolo discovered that we had a 100% success rate in chelating the horses that had been identified as having heavy metal toxicity.

In our study, horses that had toxic metals detected in their initial Horse Hair Analysis were chelated for 6 month to 1 year and then re-tested.  Although they still need to continue on a new Personal Supplement formulation to continue to treat their mineral deficiencies, there was no detectable presence of heavy metals still in their hair. Read more »

13
May

DIY Dreamcatchers

A friend of mine who is going through her Bohemian Chic phase decided to make dreamcatchers as an afternoon project.  She asked if I wanted to join her and since I had a ton of old yarn, beads, feathers and leather hanging around from jewelry making and various arts and crafts I agreed.  It was so fun in fact that I have now made it a small hobby of mine and I invite you take a journey through dreamcatching with me!  Trust me….Its easy! Read more »

10
May

What to do if your horse has ulcers

If you watched Dr. DePaolo’s video on palpating for horses and you suspect your horse in fact does have ulcers there are a few treatment options…

  1. STOP feeding your horse Read more »
8
May

How to detect equine ulcers

A horse can go from having no gastric irritation to having ulcers in as little as 5 days. Dr. DePaolo’s easy do-it-yourself method of palpating acupuncture points can be a great indication of the presence of painful and debilitating ulcers.  Gastro-intestinal erosions are the single most preventable syndrome that plagues domesticated horses today.

Ulcers are the most common cause of: Read more »

7
May

Toxic metals in horses

Toxic metal accumulations are very common in our horses today.  They are caused by a number of factors:

  • contaminated drinking water (both from wells and from city water)
  • polluted farm lands where hay and grains are grown
  • pesticides
  • insecticide application
  • wood chewing
  • grain processing Read more »
7
May

Rescue dogs put on quite a show

Check out these rescue dogs entertaining a crowd of people.  This trainer rescues all of his dogs and you can really see the genuine love between him and his companions. Read more »

3
May

Vaccinating a pregnant mare

It is a common practice for veterinarians to recommend that pregnant mares be given a Pneumobort K vaccine at 5, 7, and 9 months of gestation. They will often also recommend that owners give their horse a five-way vaccine one month prior to giving birth. The five-way consists of Tenatus, Rhinopneumonitis, Influenza, Eastern & Western Encephalomyelitis (Sleeping Sickness). Any mare that is not immune comprised will include these antibodies in the colostrum without us giving her a “booster” a month prior to giving birth.

What they won’t tell you is that Read more »