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Iron Overload in Horses

I recently wrote an article for The Horse about a study which evaluated the potential link between insulin resistance (IR) and iron overload in horses.  Interestingly enough, the study’s purpose was actually to investigate this...

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The Benefits of Going Barefoot with Horses

For years, my husband, who attended farrier school in his late teens, would tell me I didn’t need shoes on my horses. I was convinced that I did. So we made a lop-sided compromise–we kept them shod...

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Q & A with Equine Herbalist, Rachel Kelly

Rachel Kelly is a fully qualified Master Herbalist who graduated from the Irish School of Herbal Medicine in County Laois.  Residing in Castledermot, Ireland, Rachel offers consultations and specifically-designed herbal formulas for horses according...

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Horses and Cold Weather

Today is one of those lovely, picturesque winter days in Oklahoma.  The temperature’s in the mid-thirties and large snowflakes have fallen and accumulated throughout the morning.  I snapped this picture of my guy, Hershey.  ...

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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...