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Hitting Pay Dirt!

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

Hitting Pay Dirt!

CREATING A DIVERSE HEALTHY PASTUREEquine health (and human health, for that matter) is closely intertwined with soil health. Soil health directly affects plant health and the nutrients available to th …

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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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The Energetics Of Food

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

The Energetics Of Food

Chinese food energetics is an emerging concept in animal medicine, particularly for small animals. However, it has not yet gained widespread attention in the equine world. Processed, prepackaged hor …

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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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