Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM

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4-point preseason horse blanket checkup
Fall is the time to pull your horse’s winter gear out of storage and confirm that everything still fits and is in good condition.
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Digestion-friendly transport
When preparing to trailer your horse, don’t forget to add “ulcer prevention” to your travel checklist.
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What *not* to do for scratches
For your horse’s sake, resist the urge to try scratches remedies you haven’t heard of before. Many unconventional preparations don't work; others may do more harm than good.
Why your horse needs a fall wellness exam
A fall wellness examination will help prevent health problems in your horse this winter
The unique challenge bots flies pose to horsekeepers
Controlling bots means treating them differently than other parasites.
3 ways to help your arthritic horse get ready for winter
Fall is the time make a plan to help your horse cope with the challenges of the coming cold weather.
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Capsule camera allows an inside look at horses
Wireless capsule endoscopy is designed to help diagnose ulcers, parasites and other digestive problems in horses.
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New way of diagnosing PPID in Horses
Equine researchers and mathematicians have joined forces to develp a method for diagnosing PPID (also known as Cushing's) in horses year-round.
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The unique challenge of Bots
Smart deworming decisions are based on regular fecal egg-count tests that identify which horses in a herd need to be treated for particular parasites. This guidance, however, doesn’t apply to controlling...
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Ways to safeguard hay
Hay is an investment, and not a small one; Follow these three tips to protect it.
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Veterinary visits during pandemic
Even during a crisis, routine veterinary care is essential for your horse's health. Here's how to get it done safely.
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Make your horse's hooves stronger
There are a few basic ways to ensure the long-term health and soundness of your horse's hooves.