SmartPak Monday Morning Feed: Ask the Vet, November Edition

SmartPak answers five new questions on topics like when foals first go into heat, night vs day time turnout, how to avoid rubs from grazing muzzles, diatomaceous earth as a dewormer, when to wean a foal and so much more!

You asked, so SmartPak answered! As part of SmartPak’s commitment to keeping horse owners informed, SmartPaker Dan and Dr. Lydia Gray answer viewer submitted questions in their ongoing “Ask the Vet” series.  Plus – if you’ve ever wanted to know how to make “teeny, tiny bug jerky” (and let’s be honest – who hasn’t?), this is the video for you!

Questions answered in this episode:

1. At what age does a mare begin going in heat?

2. What are the benefits for turning a horse out at night vs. during the day? A horse at my lesson barn has been going out at night per her vet’s suggestion and I am curious why. Thank you so much for the videos, Dan and Dr. Gray!!

3. I want to leave a muzzle on my pasture kept mare 24/7. I have issues, regardless of brand, with rubbing. Any suggestions?

4. Does DE (diatomaceous earth) powder actually help prevent worms, as well as killing the larvae?

5. What age would you recommend weaning a mini colt? Can late weaning cause health issues?

Have your own horse health questions to submit for next month? Tag your question on social media with #AskTheVetVideo. Bonus: if your question is selected for a future video, you’ll win a SmartPak gift card!

Go SmartPak and go riding.