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Keep your Pets (& Horses) Cool as Temperatures Rise

The dog days of summer are just around the corner so now is a good time to review the basics of keeping your favorite four-legged friend cool, safe and healthy. It goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway – NEVER LEAVE YOUR PET IN A PARKED CAR! (Okay, maybe we just shouted it.). Although…

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Annual Spring Horse Owner’s Seminar

Please Join us March 11! Our annual spring seminar for horse owners is slated for Wednesday, March 11 at Sperino’s Monte Carlo Room in Elkhorn. This year’s principal speaker will be Dr. Bob Stenbom who will talk about Caring for the Geriatric Horse and also Horse Immunity and the Need for Annual Vaccinations. Dr. Stenbom…

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The Winter “Whoa’s” of Horse Care

Surviving winter with horses in the upper midwest can be difficult. Here are a few tips for caring for your horses when the snow starts to fly: Feed for heat: As the temperature drops, your horse burns more calories to stay warm. Hay not only provides calories, but is an excellent source of fiber, which provides…

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My horse’s urine looks red or orange in the snow, is it bloody?

  This is a really common question that we hear every year during the winter months, when there is snow on the ground. People usually notice red, orange or brown spots in the snow and ice where their horses have urinated.  Normal horse urine sometimes turns red or brown after standing for a while. This is due…

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