Whoa! What are you giving your horse?
Q. There are so different versions of drugs available to purchase for my horse.
How do I know which ones really work and are safe to use? A. As with any other area
of equine health care, it is always best to consult with your veterinarian about
providing the best possible medicine, including the risks and benefits of any product
before giving it to your horse.
Confused about Compounded Drugs?
Q. Some of my friends at the barn were talking about compounded drugs and whether
or not they are safe to use. What are they? Should I ever use them? A. I’m glad
you asked that question because the equine drug marketplace can be overwhelming.
Clearing the Confusion: Answers About Drug Manufacturing
A question and answer resource for veterinarians and horse owners about compounded
drugs and the importance of using FDA-approved drugs.
Equine Stomach Ulcer Treatment and Prevention: Some Products Just Don’t Make "Cents"
Kevin Keane, DVM, Sports Medicine Associates of Chester County, Kennett Square,
Pa., has a list of clients that range from Hall of Fame race horse trainers to Olympic
level riders in multiple disciplines. Veterinarian to these top horsemen and women,
he also sees horses involved in every other level of competition and training and
knows, from experience, that all of them can be prone to developing equine stomach
Good Equine Health Care Part of Equation for Racetrack Success
For American Quarter Horse breeder, racing enthusiast and barrel racer Christina
Zehender of Fort Jennings, Ohio, the proof is in the racetrack payout. But the cash
might have remained on the table had it not been for her willingness to give a promising
4-year-old one more chance.
Arabian Horse Owner Named Stay on Guard Spokesperson
Arabian horse owner Kari Kemper Hickam of Blue Springs, Mo., has always gone the
extra mile to ensure her horses are well cared for and healthy. She’s slept in the
barn with mares due to foal. She’s hand-walked injured horses for hours to expedite
recovery from surgery. She’s in the barn every day to feed, water and clean stalls—before
and after her eight-hour day in the marketing department of a bank. Because Kari
has always gone to great lengths to keep her horses healthy, she was surprised when
one of her show geldings was diagnosed with stomach ulcers.
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