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Information about equine health -- nutrition, diseases and conditions, reproduction, parasites and more.
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Floating Teeth - Horse Dental Care - What Does It Mean to Float Teeth?
Horses have different dental care requirements than dogs and cats. Like dogs and cats though, the health of the teeth affect the health, function and behavior of the entire animal. Learn what makes horses different and why floating the teeth is important.

Floating Horse Teeth - Share your experiences with dental care and fl…
Unlike dogs and cats, horse (and cow) teeth keep growing. Eating wears the teeth down, but uneven edges can develop; causing sores on the cheeks and tongue. Floating the teeth is when a metal rasp is used to file down these rough edges. The filing doesn't hurt (no nerves there). Horse teeth should be examined annually and floated if necessary to...

Interview with Geoff Tucker DVM - talking about pets
This is question six of a six-part interview with Geoff Tucker DVM, horse vet and dentist. In this section, Dr. Tucker talks about his own pets and what them mean to him. Each question is featured here and each answer is (loosely) transcribed from Dr. Tucker's video response. At the end of each question, please visit the link to see the entire video response.

Geoff Tucker DVM Equine veterinarian - learn how social media such as…
This is question five of a six-part interview with Geoff Tucker DVM, horse vet and dentist. In this section, Dr. Tucker describes how he is involved in social media, both personally and to grow his practice. Each question is featured here and each answer is (loosely) transcribed from Dr. Tucker's video response. At the end of each question,...

Equine Dentistry Veterinarian - A typical day on the job for…
This is question four of a six-part interview with Geoff Tucker DVM, horse vet and dentist. In this section Dr. Tucker describes a "typical" day as a horse dentist. Each question is featured here and each answer is (loosely) transcribed from Dr. Tucker's video response. At the end of each question, please visit the link to see the entire video...

Veterinary Careers - Interview with Geoff Tucker DVM Equine Dentist
This is question three of a six-part interview with Geoff Tucker DVM, horse vet and dentist. In this section, Dr. Tucker discusses what other veterinary work he has done and other career interests.

Equine Dentistry - The primary problems in horse dentistry - Intervie…
This is question two of a six-part interview with Geoff Tucker DVM, horse vet and dentist. In this section, Dr. Tucker discusses the number one dental health problem that he sees in horses and how to take care of it.

Equine Dentistry - Interview with Geoff Tucker DVM Horse Vet …
This is question one of a six part interview with Geoff Tucker DVM, horse vet and dentist. Learn about equine dental care, life on the road as a mobile large animal veterinarian, and how Doctor Tucker connects with his clients in real life and online. In this part, Dr. Tucker answers the question "When and why did you decide to focus on equine...

VPL Offers Pheromone Technology For Easing Horse Anxiety
In horses, lactating mares release substances referred to as "appeasing" pheromones, which relax and reassure their foals. Research has shown that horses recognize these pheromones throughout life. When a horse recognizes these pheromones through their nasal passage, a message is sent to the brain that helps to ease the animal's apprehension.

VPL Offers Novel Product To Help Manage Equine Inflammatory Conditions - Duralactin® Equine Safe For Long Term Use
Duralactin® Equine is an aid for the management of equine inflammatory conditions. Contrary to many of the NSAIDs, Duralactin has demonstrated a lack of toxicity in animal studies. Duralactin Equine is a product derived from a patented milk derivative that works differently from NSAIDs or steroids. Duralactin Equine is ideal for long-term use.

Equine Diseases and Conditions - Resource Index
Links to equine medical information, nutrition, and medicine. Hoof care, infectious diseases, nutrition, vaccinations, veterinary care and links to related horse information.

Joannimals™ - Illustrated Note Pads and Calendar Pads for Animal Lovers
Joannimals™, a line of magnetic note and calendar pads depicting brightly colored illustrations of horses. Great gift idea for the horse lovers out there! Cat and dog products will be available in early 2005.

Hylamotion: The Next Generation Of Equine Joint Support
Vita Flex® has added two new applications to its high-end HylaMotion™ joint supplement. HylaMotion™ Liquid and HylaMotion™ Gel will join the existing powder to offer multiple options for horse owners when administering essential hyaluronic acid (HA).

About.com - Horses
From About.com Guide, Jayne Pedigo -- everything horses!

Breeds of Livestock - Horses
Detailed descriptions and nice photos of horses from around the world.

Dietary Toxicosis
From Equine Veterinary Network. Information on toxic conditions from waste oil, Vitamin A, Zinc, Fescue, Cadmium and more.

Equine Infectious Anemia (Swamp Fever)
By Robert N. Oglesby, DVM. How the disease is spread, diagnosed, and prevented.

Equitox
This site has articles written by the foremost scholars of fescue toxicosis, as well as hard to find information on domperidone for equine use.

HorseQuest.com
Photo classified ads, free product program (using HorseQuest's HorseBucks program), an online journal, and more.

The Horse Interactive
A nicely organized site on many equine health topics, including a library of archived articles.

HorseNet
Internet horse community. See navigation links at the bottom of the page to visit bulletin boards, chat rooms, "Ask The Vet", and more.

Horseshoes.com
A large resource of technical information, products, and schools related to farriery. You can also schedule a personal consultation with the resident Veterinarian.

Laminitis
The laminitis movie and 'clickable hoof' are good visual aids for understanding this condition.

How To Select Quality Hay For Horses
Detailed discussion on hay quality, from the Cooperative Extension Service at Purdue University.

"Nutrition For the Clinically Ill Horse"
By Sarah L. Ralston, VMD, PhD. Feeding recommendations for various health conditions, including post-surgery, liver and kidney disease, and more.

Periodic Ophthalmia
Also known as Recurrent Equine Anterior Uveitis or "Moon Blindness"; find out about this confusing eye condition in horses.

Veterinary Careers - Interview with Geoff Tucker DVM Equine Dentist
This is a six-part interview with veterinarian Geoff Tucker DVM. Dr. Tucker is a mobile veterinarian specializing in equine dentistry. What dental problems do horses have? What is life like as a mobile equine veterinarian? How does Dr. Tucker employ the Internet and social media in his practice? Find out the answers to these questions and more...

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