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28
Feb

How to find a lost dog

Here at DePaolo Equine Concepts, our dogs (and our horses of course) are part of our family.  If you ever have to go through the agony of having a lost dog, try this tip…

Take an article of your clothing that has been worn for at least 24 hours (longer if possible) and put it Read more »

25
Feb

Betting the farm

How do you tell if a dairy farm is organic?

There are specific regulations for proclaiming ‘organic’.  The cows must be given feed grown without pesticides, and they can’t be given antibiotics or growth hormones. In addition, for at least three months a year, the cows have to be out on pasture. Read more »

17
Feb

DIY Ice/Gel Pack

Often times a veterinarian prescribes cold therapy for leg injuries and inflammation.  An easy do-it-yourself ice pack can be made quickly and affordably.

Items needed:

  • Palmolive Dish Soap
  • Heavy Duty Resealable Plastic Bag
  • Freezer Read more »
14
Feb

Vaccine Overload in Horses

We are increasingly seeing negative side effects that occur from the over-use  of routine vaccines.  Almost all of our horse vaccines last a minimum of 7 years, most last a lifetime.   Many horse owners continue to vaccinate their horses too frequently because they believe that vaccines are innocuous (do no harm).  Many horses are vaccinated yearly (or more often) for diseases that they are never exposed to or already have immunity to.  Horses can also have vaccine reactions up to Read more »

11
Feb

Dr. Mark is enjoying some sunshine

Dr. Mark made his way across the frigid South last weekend to spend a few sunny weeks in Scottsdale, Arizona at the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. We feel so privileged to work on so many talented horses and to get a bit of sunny desert weather in the process.

A combination of chiropractic and acupuncture is usually what the doctor orders but each horse is treated as an individual.   Most horses start this competitive show after a long haul, climate and altitude changes, possible feed changes and many other stressors. Read more »