Can You Give a Dog Benadryl?

When our beloved canine companion is suffering, it’s tempting to reach into our medicine cabinets to offer relief. But humans and dogs react very differently to medications, and what might help you feel better may harm your dog. However, there are some medications that are safe for dogs when used appropriately. Benadryl is a brand […]

2019 Update on West Nile Virus in Horses

West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne viral disease that can cause inflammation of the brain (encephalitis) or the lining of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis). It is transmitted from mosquitoes that feed on infected birds, and then bite animals or humans. Horses are at great risk, representing 96.9% of reported cases of West […]

What Is White Line Disease in Horses and How to Treat It?

If you’ve ever had a horse with hoof problems, then you know the truth in the saying, “No hoof, no horse.” White Line Disease—also called hollow foot, stall rot, wall thrush, or seedy toe—is a hoof problem every horse owner wants to avoid. The white line is the narrow, light-colored band on the underside of […]

What is That Crud on my Horse’s Cannon Bones?

The subtitle of this post should be, How a Professional Barn Owner Becomes Humbled by Icky Cannon Bone Crud … or I Almost Lost My Cred To The Crud These days it seems like everyone who has a horse with skin issues knows about Equiderma. With the Skin Lotion, Fly Spray, Shampoo, Conditioner, etc – […]