Laurie Bonner

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How Much Grain Does Your Horse Need?
Consider your horse's activity level when feeding meals of grain, pellets or extruded feed.
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Quick and easy scratches relief
Pasterns often become crusty and scabby when “mud season” turns paddocks into soupy messes. But left untreated, a simple case of scratches can escalate into a painful, chronic condition.
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What to do for a horse with choke
When your horse develops an obstruction in his esophagus, doing the wrong thing can turn a relatively minor event into a potentially life-threatening problem.
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Potomac horse fever
Summer is the peak season for this sometimes severe disease carried by aquatic insects. Here’s what you need to know to protect your horse.
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The Essentials of Parasite Control
Here's how to maximize your horse's deworming program. By Laurie Bonner for EQUUS magazine.
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Protect your horse from Lyme disease
Lyme disease in horses is tricky. It’s notoriously difficult to diagnose, and it can pose a serious threat to a horse’s health and well-being. The causal bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi, which is transmitted...
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Protect your horse from choke
The risk for developing a blockage of the esophagus is higher in winter, but it's wise to take precautions all year round.
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The basic facts on equine influenza
Odds are high that your horse will encounter this common respiratory infection at some point in his life. But you can take steps to minimize the effects of the disease.
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Control contagion and keep your horse healthy
When you follow some simple steps for isolating potential carriers, it's easier than you might think to protect your herd from disease-causing viruses and bacteria.
The basics of botulism
Clostridium botulinum bacteria produce the most deadly biological toxin known to man. When ingested, botulinum toxin causes botulism, a fast-acting, often fatal form of food poisoning. Horses who consume...
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What you need to know about "rhino"
Most horses develop this common respiratory infection at some point in their lives, but you’ll want to take steps to limit the risks of serious consequences.
What you need to know about Eastern and western equine encephalomyelitis
Eastern and western equine encephalomyelitis are a pair of closely related viral diseases that affect the horse’s central nervous system. Both are caused by alphaviruses of the family Togaviridae, are...