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Bran Mash: A Mashup Of Myths

On cold winter days, a hot beverage helps fight off chills. Many people like to do the same for their horses, often in the form of a warm bran mash. A common belief is that it will help warm the horse and have a laxative effect. However, neither is true! Although bran mashes often make […]

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Novel Treatment For Big Head Disease In Horses

Tiludronate, a bisphosphonate medication licensed for “the control of clinical signs associated with navicular syndrome,” appears to have a new use: treatment of big head disease in horses. “Otherwise known as nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism or NSH, big head disease results in abnormal skeletal development caused by excessive resorption, or breakdown, of bone,” explained Kathleen Crandell, Ph.D., a […]

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Sunflower Seeds for Horses: Yea or Nay?

Sunflower seeds have become commonplace in feed rooms across the country. They are a rich source of fat that may promote skin health, a shiny coat, and perhaps even weight gain in horses. Are all sunflower seeds the same? Of course not. Classic sunflower seeds, like those consumed at sporting events and used in the […]

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