head shaking

Epsom Salt: How It Works Its Magic

Epsom salt is a staple in every horseman’s tack room. Principally used in poultices and hoof packings, Epsom salt draws water out of the body, making it excellent for reducing swelling and removing toxins. If applied as a paste, it generates soothing heat. Because of its ability to pool water, Epsom salt is sometimes used […]

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Magnesium: Help For Equine Headshaking?

Researchers at the University of California, Davis report that headshaking is significantly diminished when horses are given an IV of magnesium sulfate. A study, led by Dr. Shara Sheldon, used six geldings that had not responded well to conventional treatment for headshaking, investigated magnesium sulphate (Epsom salts) as a potential treatment. Headshaking related to the trigeminal […]

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Experts Advise Against Using Wormers To Stop Head Shaking

Recently there has been a trend of horse owners using wormers designed to control parasites in horses to stop head shaking. Horse owners and riders have been posting recently on social media forums about using increased doses of some parasite control medications in order to stop the condition. Experts warn that wormers should not be […]

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