Category Archives: Horse Health

Giant Hogweed spreading in Canada

Trail riders are being warned to look out for a dangerous, invasive plant that can cause third-degree burns. The Nature Conservancy of Canada says giant hogweed is one of Canada’s most dangerous plants. The non-native plant grows up to six metres in height and has large clusters of white flowers at the top. Its clear, toxic...

No Hoof, No Horse: External Structure

The horse’s hoof is a miracle of engineering.  The off structures which operate in balance with each other to form the hoof capsule is capable of withstanding huge forces while protecting to the sensitive structures beneath.  In this article, Tack and Talk will help you understand more about the hoof, an...

No Hoof, No Horse

We have all heard the old saying “No Hoof, No Horse.”  Many of us take this lightly until disaster strikes, and then, we think back to all the “Should haves” we could have done.  Whether your horse is a backyard companion or an international competitor, healthy feet are an essential part of your horse’s overall...

Wormers… what to use and when.

Wormers…what to use and when to use them is a question many horse people ask.   Choosing the proper wormer at the correct time of year can be a little confusing and sometimes overwhelming.  When it comes to worm control, a generic solution can never be ideal but often this is what we do.  Every horse...

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