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Equine Gastric Ulcer Day

South 40 Equine will be teaming up with Boehringer Ingelheim for our Equine Gastric Ulcer day! We will be offering a promotional price for gastroscopy & Gastrogard! Is your horse Read More

Understanding the EPM Disease

Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM) is a master of disguise. This serious disease can be difficult to diagnose because its signs often mimic other health problems in the horse and signs can range from mild to severe. More than 50 percent of all horses in the United States may have been exposed to the organism that causes EPM. The causative organism is a protozoal parasite called Sarcocysticneurona. The disease is not transmitted from horse to horse. Rather, the protozoa are spread by the definitive host, the opossum, which acquires the organism from cats, raccoons, skunks and armadillos, and possibly even from

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What Is a Pre-Purchase Exam?

Owning a horse can be a big investment in time, money and emotion. Unfortunately, horses seldom come with money-back guarantees. That’s why it’s so important to investigate all aspects of the horse professionals may be able to help you evaluate such things as ability, behavior or pedigree and you should seek their advice as necessary. However, only an accomplished equine veterinarian can help determine the prospect’s overall health and condition. Knowing about the health and condition of a horse before completing a purchase is one of the most significant factors in deciding whether that animal is going to be a

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Understanding Colic

Colic is the number one killer of horses. The good news is that most cases of colic are mild and resolve with simple medical treatment, and sometimes with no specific treatment at all. Less than 10% of all colic cases are severe enough to require surgery or cause the death of the horse. Nevertheless, every case of colic should be taken seriously, because it can be difficult to tell the mild ones from the potentially serious ones in the early stages. Colic is not a disease; it is merely a symptom of disease. Specifically, colic indicates a painful problem in

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Care And Nutrition For Foals

A healthy foal will grow rapidly, gaining in height, weight and strength almost before your very eyes. From birth to age two, a young horse can achieve 90 percent or more of its full adult size, sometimes putting on as many as 3 pounds per day. Genetics and environment play significant roles in determining individual growth patterns. Through research, we also know we can influence a foal’s growth and development- for better or worse-by the nutrition we supply. Feeding your horses is a careful balancing act. The interplay between genetics, management, and nutrition is complex. While the genetics of each

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