| Equine Health Information
Severely malnourished or infested horses require special care and should
see a veterinarian to receive a custom deworming program
designed to kill the parasites off slowly. If a horse
has a large number of worms, killing them all off at
once can lead to colic or death.
We believe fecal exams are the most important part of your deworming
program. Parasites continue to develop resistance to our
deworming medications. Horses on regular worming
schedules can sometimes be heavily infested due to
parasites being resistant to the medication used. These
infections can be identified through fecal exams and
treated with specially designed deworming programs.
here for Deworming Recommendations
Click here for Foal Schedule
Click here for Adult Horse Schedule
to read an article about nutrition from the American Association of Equine Practitioners
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Important Winter Health News:
1. Remember that for a horse with an
average coat, an extra 2 lbs of hay is needed for every
10 degree drop in temperature below 50 degrees. The
extra food keeps them warm! Rain and wind can increase
that, so hay needs can as much as double during winter
2. Some horses, especially older ones
may need grain or additional fat to supply extra
calories and nutrition.
3. Remember to take off those blankets
and check your horse--weight changes can be hidden by
winter blankets and not recognized until major changes
have taken place.
4. Water is crucial to good digestion
and avoiding colic. Horses need fresh , unfrozen water
all the time and will drink best if the water temp is
between 40 and 60 degrees F.
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Denise Bickel DVM
Whole Horse Veterinary Services
Phone # 517-474-4050
Fax # 517-764-7710
3906 Seymour Rd
Jackson, MI 49201