Equine Veterinary Blog
Navigating Equine Adventures: Fall & Winter Excitement, Show Preparations, and Stress-Free Travel Tips
For many horse enthusiasts, this season signifies not only a migration south to escape the harsh weather but also a time to prepare for thrilling equine shows. However, with the joy of embarking on these equine adventures comes the inevitable stress and extra workload associated with traveling with your four-legged companion.
Our dedicated team of equine veterinarians and specialists can diagnose, treat, and provide you with guidance on preventing stomach issues, enhancing your horse’s wellbeing, and improving their overall performance.
For horse owners, this season brings not only the joy of colorful foliage but also the responsibility of ensuring their equine companions are well-prepared for the upcoming months. One crucial aspect of fall horse care is equine vaccinations.
The rhythmic gallop, the elegant jumps, and the harmonious dance of horse and rider are moments that fill our hearts with joy and pride. However, beneath this grace lies the complex interplay of biomechanics that can significantly impact a horse’s performance.
As responsible horse owners, it is essential to prioritize the health and well-being of our equine companions. If you suspect your horse may have Equine Cushing’s or want to ensure their overall health, we encourage you to schedule an appointment at Advanced Equine of the Hudson Valley.
In this article, we will explore what equine shockwave therapy is, how it works, and the reasons your horse may benefit from this cutting-edge treatment.
As a horse owner, it’s important to recognize the signs of allergies in your horse and seek care from a trusted equine veterinarian like Advanced Equine of The Hudson Valley.
As horse owners, it is important to understand the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies. These events can be stressful and chaotic, but with proper preparation and knowledge, we can minimize their impact on our beloved equine friends.
Importance of Pre-Purchase Exams for Horses: Expert Advice from Advanced Equine Of The Hudson Valley
At Advanced Equine Of The Hudson Valley, we believe that a pre-purchase exam is an essential step in the horse-buying process, and we recommend that all buyers have one conducted before making a purchase.
Equine Odontoclastic Tooth Resorption and Hypercementosis (EOTRH) is a dental disease that affects horses. It is a painful condition that can result in tooth loss and significant discomfort for the animal. In this blog post, we will discuss the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for EOTRH in horses.
A horse with unhealthy hooves is an unhealthy horse. So, it’s vital to take proper care of your horse’s hooves to ensure they can stand and move freely without pain, discomfort, or other hoof-related problems.
As the seasons change throughout the year, your horse’s care should change too. The things your horse needs during the hot and humid summer months are not necessarily the best things to keep them healthy during the cold months of winter. In order to optimize your horse’s health and performance this season, consider the following winter care tips for horses.
Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) is the official term for referring to gastric ulcer disease in horses. This term encompasses a wide range of different types of ulcers that can occur for a variety of underlying reasons.
Horses are prey animals which means they have a natural fight or flight response. However, some horses are jumpier than others, and a variety of things can frighten or startle them. These are anxious horses, and to understand how you can calm your horse’s fear, you first have to understand what’s causing it.
In this blog post, we will discuss four key steps in horse training: groundwork, desensitization, saddle training, and weight training. Follow these tips, and you will be on your way to having an obedient and well-behaved mount!
At Advanced Equine of the Hudson Valley, our veterinarians are always here to help you manage your older horse’s pain and underlying conditions to keep your horse comfortable, healthy, and happy throughout the golden years.
Equine hydration requires a careful balance of water and electrolyte intake. To protect your horse from the dangers of dehydration, you should be aware of the signs of equine dehydration and keep a close eye on your horse.
Horses are active animals, and regular exercise is essential to their physical and mental health. In fact, regular movement actually helps a horse’s circulatory and lymphatic systems work properly, as the contraction and expansion of their hooves under their body weight help to pump blood and fluids up from their legs. So, how much exercise do horses need to stay healthy?
As every person who has ever cared for horses knows, a lot goes into ensuring they stay healthy and stress-free to continue performing optimally. During the hotter and more humid months of summer, it’s important to remember that horses require a bit of extra care and attention to fare well in the heat while maintaining their health and performance standards.
Several types of harmful intestinal parasites can infect and live inside horses. Left unaddressed, these parasites can damage your horse’s intestines and affect the horse’s ability to absorb nutrients and properly digest food
Dental health is important for maintaining a healthy, high-performing horse. Good dental health helps horses wear their bits comfortably and perform without pain or discomfort. They can also chew their food comfortably while avoiding soft tissue injuries inside the mouth. A horse with healthy teeth can get proper nutrition and take in enough calories.
If you’re here, browsing our website, then we already know you’re interested in horses. Not only do our equine veterinarians and staff love horses, but we also find these creatures to be truly fascinating. Horses are beautiful, graceful animals, and each has its own personality.
The temperature drops, winter presents several challenges with respect to caring for horses and keeping them healthy. Entering the winter with a cold-weather care plan for each of your horses will help ensure they stay healthy and fit throughout the season.
Weight loss and emaciation can take a serious toll on a horse’s health and performance. In fact, some horses can be so skinny that it isn’t safe or advisable to ride them
Like people and other animals, horses can suffer from allergies too. If your horse develops allergies, you’ll want to address them right away to keep your horse healthy and comfortable.
Essential components of the musculoskeletal system, tendons and ligaments enable a horse to move, and injuring either can result in severe pain and subsequent lameness.
Whether you’re going away for a day, the weekend, or an extended show tour, packing for you alone is tough enough. When you also have to remember to pack and organize what seems like a million items for your horse, it can become truly overwhelming, and the odds of forgetting something that you or your horse needs are high.
Every horse owner knows that having a horse – and owning a horse responsibly – is more than a fun hobby; it’s a big commitment and an everyday job. When you have a full-time job, family, and other responsibilities in life on top of owning a horse, these daily chores can start to feel overwhelming.
Regular grooming is an essential part of any horse’s care. Establishing a routine for grooming, though, can seem complicated.
Horses, as we know, are strong and powerful beings but they can catch illnesses, too! It is important to be conscious of this, whether you own a show, work, or companion equine. Vaccinations can help protect against many common illnesses and are an essential part of preventative care.
With regular wear and tear, a horse’s natural teeth are designed to last about 20 years, as the reserve crowns continuously erupt while the exposed crown wears away. With exceptional care, horses are living well into their 30s.
Deciding to bring home any kind of animal is a big responsibility. When thinking about purchasing a horse, even more planning is needed.
With vaccines readily available at farm supplies stores, online pharmacies and other retailers, it’s sometimes tempting to save a few dollars by purchasing and administering them to your animals yourself.