#ASK THE VET
SmartPak Monday Morning Feed: Changing a Horse’s Feed in the Spring
Since spring has officially sprung, many people are wondering about pasture changes and how that can affect feeding your horse. In this classic Ask the Vet video, Dr. Lydia Gray addresses spring feeding needs. (more…)
SmartPak Monday Morning Feed: Ask the Vet, July Edition
SmartPak is always working to keep fans informed and horses healthy. This month’s Ask the Vet addresses how to help a young horse that is exhausted after working, whether or not you can (or should) feed honey to horses, Free Fecal Water Syndrome, and more!
SmartPak Monday Morning Food: Ask the Vet, May Edition (in June!)
SmartPak is always working to do its part to keep fans informed and their horses well. Today, we have SmartPak’s May edition of Ask the Vet… just a day late. Better late than never, right? (more…)
SmartPak Monday Morning Feed: Ask the Vet, April Edition
Pregnancy, carrots and alfalfa, oh my! This month’s Ask the Vet covers more topics that will keep you in the know and benefit your horses. (more…)
SmartPak Monday Morning Feed: Ask the Vet — COVID-19 & Equine Coronavirus Edition
Amid the stress of COVID-19, many horse owners have questions about how the virus affects them and their horses. Fortunately, SmartPak is here to help address those concerns. (more…)
SmartPak Monday Morning Feed: Ask the Vet, March Edition
You asked and SmartPak answered answered! That’s right. Ask the Vet is back for March, demonstrating SmartPak’s dedication to keeping its fans informed and their horses healthy. (more…)
SmartPak Monday Morning Feed: Ask the Vet, February Edition
It’s back! That’s right, another Ask the Vet episode. Find out the answers to your questions on blanketing, sanitizing your stall at show grounds, horse sleep habits, keeping your horse healthy, composting manure and so much more! (more…)
SmartPak Monday Morning Feed: Ask the Vet, December Edition
SmartPak answers five new questions on topics like steaming vs soaking hay, the benefits of alfalfa cubes vs alfalfa pellets, flax seeds and chia seeds for horses, sidebone in horses, whether or not Coastal Bermuda hay causes colic and so much more!
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!
SmartPak Monday Morning Feed: Ask the Vet, October Edition
SmartPak answers five new questions on topics like the work-to-rest ratio for horses, introducing a horse to a protective herd, helping a horse adjust to a new barn, how to disinfect the items in your barn and how often to do so, long-term use of Equioxx and so much more!
SmartPak Monday Morning Feed: Ask the Vet, September Edition
In this month’s episode, SmartPak addresses issues like whether or not to give mineral oil to prevent colic, the amount of salt a horse should get every day, slobbers, pre-purchase exams, blister beetle toxicity and so much more!
SmartPak Monday Morning Feed: Ask the Vet, August Edition
In this month’s episode, SmartPak addresses issues such as what plants are toxic to horses, the different types of colic, riding a horse with arthritis, how to help a horse with sore back muscles, kinesiotaping horses, and so much more.
SmartPak Monday Morning Feed: Ask the Vet, July Edition
How much protein in a horse’s diet is too much? What is the best way to control flies? What are the best ways to trailer your horse? How do you prevent cribbing? What about stocking up? These questions and more are answered in this month’s Ask the Vet.
SmartPak Monday Morning Feed: Ask the Vet, June Edition
Do you know if you’re working your horse too hard in the heat? How’s your eye for conformation? These questions and more are answered in this month’s Ask the Vet by SmartPak. (more…)
SmartPak Monday Morning Feed: Ask the Vet, May Episode
Dr. Lydia and SmartPakker Sarah are back to answer your horse health questions! Today, they’re tackling equine Lyme disease, fly sheets and more.
Monday Morning Feed from SmartPak: Ask the Vet, Episode 2
This week’s topics: how to prevent thrush in the spring, anemia in horses, what to have in your equine first aid kit, treatment for a horse with ulcers, and how to keep weight off an easy keeper.
Ask the Vet: What’s up with West Nile Virus?
West Nile Virus has had a busy summer, infecting horses around the country. HN’s vet-in-residence Dr. Jen Johnson gives us the DL on this deadly virus and a theory about why it’s on the rise. (more…)
Ask the Vet: Straight from the horse’s mouth
What’s up in there? And why’s teeth-floating such a big deal? Dr. Jen Johnson brings us a primer on equine dentistry. (more…)
Ask the Vet: Generic vs. brand name drugs
How do generic versions of Adequan and GastroGard stack up to the real deal? Horse Nation’s vet-in-residence Dr. Jen Johnson weighs in. (more…)
HN Rerun: Beat the heat, pt. 2
I was going to wait until tomorrow to post this, but after posting Part 1 earlier today there was a clamoring of “We want Part 2 and we want it now! Because it’s hot NOW!” And here at HN, we give the people what they want. (more…)
HN Rerun: Beat the heat, pt. 1
Earlier this summer Dr. Jen Johnson penned a fantastic series about proper post-workout care for horses in hot weather. With a heat wave encompassing much of the nation, we think it’s appropriate to republish. (more…)
Ask the Vet: Confessions of a (former) USEF Drug Testing Assistant
If your horse gets randomly selected to be drug tested at a show, what happens next? Dr. Jen Johnson demystifies the process. (more…)
Ask the Vet: Are you prepared?
Accidents happen (especially when there are horses involved). It’s our job as horse owners to be as prepared as possible for the unexpected. This week, Dr. Jen Johnson shows us how to assemble a well-stocked equine first-aid kit. (more…)
Ask the Vet: Beat the heat, pt. 2
Yesterday, our new columnist Dr. Jen Johnson talked us through the science behind equine body temperature. Today she explains how to put that knowledge to work via an effective hot-weather post-workout routine. (more…)