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EMS (Equine Metabolic Syndrome)

Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) is a disorder that occurs in horses, ponies, and donkeys.   

Symptoms of EMS in your equine may include:

  1. Obesity or difficulty losing weight

  2. Laminitis or foot pain

  3. Abnormal fat deposits around the neck, tailhead, and above the eyes

  4. Lethargy or decreased activity levels

  5. Increased thirst and urination

 February 2023

What is a Farrier, and why they are so important
Farriers play an important, yet often overlooked role in equine health.   Farriers help to maintain an equines hooves, insuring the animal is healthy and happy.    Poor hoof health can lead to infections, lameness, and even death.   Let's take a look at the anatomy of a hoof, as there is a lot more going on in there than you might think!   

We will outline the basics of what a farrier does and how you can identify if your animal needs the services of a Farrier.  Click on read more to learn about hoof health and Farriers!

January 2023

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The chill of winter is arriving early in Texas

With abnormally cold conditions arriving early this winter it is important that animals are prepared for the cold.    While younger, healthy donkeys are able to adapt to the cooler climate, not all of them grow a thicker coat.   In fact a lot of donkey breeds show little change in their coats between the summer and winter months.    Older donkeys, and those with pre-existing heath conditions can be at high risk once the temperatures drop below 30 degrees.  

This Article will provide you information and tips on Donkey care once the temperature starts dropping and what to look out for to keep your animal friends healthy and happy!

Click below for our full article on winter care for donkeys

December 2022

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