Ask the Vet – Foal health
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Ask the Vet – Foal health

DAN: “I wonder if SmartPak in general, not specifically “Ask the Vet,” could do a ‘foal 101′ video? For example, when to do what, i.e. vaccinations, farrier work, and wellness on a foal.” This also, of course, got a lot of questions and comments. DR LYDIA GRAY: We don’t even– DAN: Any time you mention […]

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Ask the Vet – Deworming foals
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Ask the Vet – Deworming foals

DAN: “Could you please discuss an appropriate deworming schedule for the first two years of life, including discussion on developing natural resistance to parasites by not administering dewormer prior to a certain age?” So first off, is Rachel here? OK, so Rachel, you know how to get your question answered because Dr. Gray loves talking […]

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Horse Care : How to Take Care of a Foal
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Horse Care : How to Take Care of a Foal

If you’re expecting a foal, the first thing you want to do is make sure that your fencing is adequate. As you can see around here we have special fencing up that won’t allow the foal to get their legs through any of the wires. This is important because foals have smaller legs and are […]

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The Foaling Mare: Preparations and Process
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The Foaling Mare: Preparations and Process

[MUSIC] [Gwyn Shelle] Good evening, and welcome to the My Horse University and eXtension HorseQuest live webcast on ‘The Foaling Mare: Preparations and Process.’ The presenter today is Dr. Kathy Anderson. Kathy has been the Extension Horse Specialist at the University of Nebraska since 1991. She oversees the youth and adult extension horse program as […]

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How to Halter a Horse
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How to Halter a Horse

Halters are used everyday so that you can catch, lead, and restrain a horse. They come in a variety of sizes to fit the smallest of horses, like foals, to larger horses, like drafts. The three main types of material that halters are made of are rope, leather, and nylon. All halters have the same […]

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Quality Head Characteristics of a Horse
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Quality Head Characteristics of a Horse

But it’s a very, very good head. It’s a head that’s substantial because it’s very full in it’s jaw. He is relatively short from eye to muzzle, has a very shallow mouth, and, as you can tell, his lips meet very appropriately. So his teeth are in line. He has a large nostril. His ears, […]

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