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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
The basics of botulism
Clostridium botulinum bacteria produce the most deadly biological toxin known to man. When ingested,...
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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...
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...
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The persistent risk of rabies
Even as you keep your horse’s vaccinations up to date, it’s wise to remember the threat posed by this...
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The challenge of EPM
When your previously sure-footed horse starts to stumble regularly…. Or you notice his lip drooping and...
Test your knowledge of poisonous plants
Poisoning from toxic plants is fortunately fairly rare among horses—mainly because those with access...
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