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Holistic Deworming

Posted by Joyce Harman, DVM, MRCVS on Aug 2nd 2022

Holistic Deworming

There are several ways to deworm horses without using harsh chemicals. Each of them takes a bit more work and attention to detail than using a conventional paste, however the rewards exceed the effort …

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To Blanket, or Not to Blanket…That is the Question

Posted by Joyce Harman, DVM, MRCVS on Aug 2nd 2022

To Blanket, or Not to Blanket…That is the Question

Question: How do I know if my horse is cold? I put him out in cold weather with a shed, but he will not go in it. I am not sure how many blankets he needs to keep warm.Answer: Horses are much better a …

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What Is Health?

Posted by Joyce Harman, DVM, MRCVS on Aug 2nd 2022

What Is Health?

When looking at medicine from a CAVM standpoint, the first question to ask is what is health? Health is defined as freedom from disease. According to this definition many domesticated horses are not t …

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Is Your Horse Ready for Old Man Winter?

Posted by Joyce Harman, DVM on Aug 2nd 2022

Is Your Horse Ready for Old Man Winter?

Tips for Wintertime Horse Care from retired veterinarian, Joyce Harman Fall has descended upon most of the country and, though we might enjoy long, foliage-filled rides, it means Old Man Winter is ju …

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Keep Your Horse At The Optimal Winter Weight

Posted by Joyce Harman, DVM on Aug 2nd 2022

Keep Your Horse At The Optimal Winter Weight

As humans, we have winter-weight everything: winter-weight jackets, socks, hats—we may even find a new weight for ourselves over the course of the cold months! But, how closely do you monitor the wint …

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Skin Allergies in Horses 1-Homeopathy & Topicals

Posted by Joyce Harman, DVM on Jul 29th 2022

Skin Allergies in Horses 1-Homeopathy & Topicals

For horses with severe allergies, those who rub themselves raw for many months, a natural approach usually gives the most long lasting support. Equine skin diseases are a significant problem in many p …

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