At the worst stage over her five years of being affected, Money had multiple major lesions along the cannon bone, as well as all over her heels. They were very sensitive to sunlight, so if she got too much exposure to sun it would make things worse. Gut support has changed everything.
Winter is the time where if you are having issues relating to your horses gut health and overall nutrition that you will likely see it! In this blog I will be discussing the three most common gut related problems I see as an equine veterinarian during winter.
There are so many different types of hay and it can get confusing when you start to try figuring out which hay to use and why. Or which hay to avoid and why. Here is my hay by hay take on… hay!
What’s the first thing you think of for your horse coming into winter? If you’d asked me this question a couple of years ago, my answer would have been something along the lines of… How many rugs will I need? How much fill should they have? What time should I take them off? Should I get my horse clipped? Should I be putting them in stables? But, did you ever think: should I be changing my horse’s diet?