On Sunday, Feb. 10th from 12 to 3 pm, Skyline Farm is hosting its 14th Annual Sleigh Day, in conjunction with the debut of its new sleigh exhibit ‘Amazing Sleighs’, the world's largest collection of horse-drawn sleighs used in New England.
The “mane” solution for securing eye injury sterile injection ports
Story Via: Mendik Media
Mendik Media is pleased to announce the launch of Port Cozy, a breakthrough device that solves much of the hassle associated with treating eye injuries in horses. Designed by horse people for horse people, Port Cozy is a patented system for securing a sterile injection port. Whether a scratch, an abrasion a corneal ulcer, a fungus or an infection, eye injuries often entail the use of a subpalpebral lavage catheter to deliver medicine directly into the horse’s eye from under the eyelid.
It is with great sadness that Silver Oak Equestrian Center announces the passing of its proprietor, David Birdsall. Birdsall, 58, passed away at his Silver Oak property in Hampton Falls, NH, on Wednesday evening, January 16. He had been ill with a bronchial infection.
In my travels I have been asked by many customers, and those interested in equine nutrition about certain preservatives in horse feed and supplements. Frankly, I don’t know much about the preservatives used in equine feed formulations as our company works with whole foods, so I decided to hop down into the rabbit hole and find out in order to better educate both myself and those asking questions.
Story Via: Michelle D. Harris, VMD, DACVIM and lecturer in the Section of Emergency and Critical Care at Penn Vet New Bolton Center
1) People joke about “bulking up for winter,” but for horses that live outside, increasing calories is a very real need as it takes more calories to keep warm. A high-quality hay is the foundation of any healthy diet, and increasing calories through increasing the hay ration rather than grain is a healthier option. Older horses that are unable to consume their calories from hay due to dental disease might need another calorie source such as corn oil. Please consult with your veterinarian about dietary management during the cold winter months.