Cold Weather Colic
The No. 1 cause of colic during winter is a lack of fresh, unfrozen water. Horses must drink 10-12 gallons of fresh water every day and can dehydrate quickly if water is unavailable.
When Should I Call the Vet?
A good rule of thumb is this: if a child were exhibiting the same symptoms as your horse, would you call the pediatrician?
Breeding Season Is Near
To help you prepare for the upcoming breeding season, we’ll look at two populations of mares - those that are currently pregnant and those that are maiden or barren - and we’ll discuss a stallion’s needs for breeding season preparation, too.
Cold Weather Care
The good news is that horses are inherently well equipped to handle practically anything that winter can dish out as long as they have a way to get out of the wind.
Winter Water Consumption
We all know that colic is the number one non-infectious health risk for horses. There are several types of colic but the one we see the most in winter is impaction colic.