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Not All Blooms Are Beautiful: The Dangers Of Blue-Green Algae

Blue-green algae has long been common in lakes and ponds, but it’s getting a lot of attention recently for its potentially toxic impacts on dogs — but horses can be impacted, too. Though there are over 80 known kinds of blue-green algae that produce toxins, the algae are not normally toxic unless it “blooms,” meaning […]

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The Dirty Truth: Why Horses Eat Soil

Though many horse owners worry something is amiss in an equine diet when their horse is sampling soil, it’s not uncommon for horses to nibble dirt. A natural activity, dirt is a part of the equine diet, says Dr. Amy Gill, for the following reasons: Dirt contains microbes that benefit the equine digestive system. Dirt […]

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