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Management Tips for Controlling Parasites in Horses

Equine parasite control and de-worming is a complex and sometimes controversial issue, but it’s a topic that’s been on my mind lately–thus the reason for this post.  I recently completed Dr. Kellon’s online short course...

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Herbs for Horses

I first began learning about herbs for horses in Dr. Kellon’s equine nutrition courses, which I took as part of my equine acupressure program through Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute.  I shared in a recent post, that...

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Feeding the Older Horse

The following article is re-posted, with permission, from Getty Equine Nutrition.  It is written by Equine Nutritionist, Dr. Juliet Getty, PhD.  ‘The Healthy, Older Horse’ Meet Bugsy!  He is an Appendix Quarter Horse. When I rescued...

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Gastric Ulcers in Horses

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the stomach meridian is linked with the emotion of worry or anxiety.  So it’s no surprise that an overabundance of this type of emotion is connected with stomach (gastric) ulcers as well...

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Jiaogulan for Horses

I have begun using herbs more and more with my horses, and one that I have used (with success) is a Chinese herb called Jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum).  Many people call it J-Herb, for short.  I wanted to share when...