Category Archives: Horse Health

These are common health issues seen in rescue horses.

Microbabe

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Levi and Pockets

We are going to be taking Pockets and Levi to Virginia Tech for evaluation for their liver issues.  These two boys came from Camelot in the spring and despite our best efforts have failed to gain weight.  We have run … Continue reading

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Senior Horse Care & Feeding

Far too often, I hear the words “It is skinny because it is old.”   We have taken in many Senior horses, some in their mid to late 20s with no teeth and rehabilitated them in a matter of months. … Continue reading

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CVHR Trail Ride Raffle

Our Fall Benefit Trail Ride is being held on October 12-14th, 2012. We are having a raffle that will benefit the CVHR Gelding Fund.  This fund pays to have the colts and stallions that come into the rescue gelded and … Continue reading

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Saving Grace

Grace was Hip Number 301 at Camelot Auction on 9/22/2010.  She was sold to the feedlot which means that she was at risk of going to slaughter.  She ended up on the Camelot Horse Weekly Facebook page and a lady … Continue reading

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What is Horse Abuse or Neglect?

Horse abuse and neglect takes many forms.  It can be as obvious as having no food or water to not having necessary veterinary or hoof care.  There is a nationally recognized chart that describes a horse’s body condition based on … Continue reading

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Magic’s VibraVM

Magic’s VibraVM arrived yesterday.  He has now had two treatments.  Yesterday’s treatment was  to acclimate him to the VibraVM and the noise it makes.  Also to allow something to touch his nose which he hates because of the Albuterol inhaler. … Continue reading

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Magic Update

Magic continues to struggle to breathe when he is eating.  I suspect that he is still inhaling parts of his feed.  We are still trying to find a solution that will work for him.  I have done some research into … Continue reading

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Microchipping

Disasters I used to wonder why in the world would I want to microchip my horses.   Then I spent 3 weeks in New Orleans working with LSU taking care of the horses that were rescued after Hurricane Katrina.  Louisiana has … Continue reading

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Equine RAO Resource – COPD, Heaves

With Magic’s diagnosis of Recurrent Airway Obstruction(RAO), I have been researching the disease.  I thought that I would share some of the resources that I have found.  The two best treatments for RAO that I have found are the Aero … Continue reading

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