Learn how to craft a diet for the horse with painful lesions in his stomach. By Kristen M. Janicki, MS, PAS |
Which horses would you traditionally consider “ulcer-prone”? Racehorses in training? Western pleasure horses showing competitively on the American Quarter Horse Association circuit? Pony Clubbers’ games ponies? Injured horses on stall rest? Truth is, you could be right with any one of these.
Equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) can plague any age, breed, or sex, and the risk factors are many—certain types of training and exercise, nutrition, feeding practices, and stabling, to name a few. Let’s take a look at one very important aspect of preventing and managing ulcers: diet.
We’re hitting the road in 2018 and coming to a community near you! We are bringing a one day educational mini-summit to communities around the province.
Plans are coming together for the 2018 Community Talks Traveling Road Show!
Horse Council BC will be hitting the road again in 2018 and visiting communities across the province, hosting a day of equine education provided by expert speakers presenting on equine nutrition, veterinary care and pasture/farm management.
August 9, 2018
From Corporate Partner SmartPak
When you’re traveling with your horse, there’s more to do than simply hitch up the trailer and hit the road. SmartPak has the top tips you need for you and your horse’s best road trip ever.
“With a little bit of planning, preparation, and maybe practice,” said Dr. Lydia Gray, SmartPak’s Staff Veterinarian and Medical Director, “you can get your horse from Point A to Point B with confidence.”
Whether heading to a show or moving your horse to another barn, traveling with your horse comes with a variety of challenges so it’s important to be prepared. SmartPak is here with the helpful tips you need for a successful road trip with your horse to make it to your destination safe and sound.
June 29, 2018
American Quarter Horse Association
The American Quarter Horse Association drug testing process is implemented at every AQHA world championship show and has protected the welfare of the horse and integrity of competition for more than 40 years. The AQHA Animal Welfare Commission has implemented rules and sanctions for the Association and members to follow, with drug testing being one of those.
“AQHA began drug testing in 1973 and was among the first, if not the first, equine breed association to do so,” said AQHA Chief Show Officer Pete Kyle. “Our drug-testing program is designed to ensure that horses competing in AQHA-sanctioned competitions are doing so in a manner that will promote the safety and well-being of all horses competing and ensure the enforcement of fair and equitable rules and procedures.”
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