Lush green spring time grasses are high in sugar. For ponies or horses prone to weight gain and laminitis, this excess sugar can increase the risk of laminitis. Limit the time your horse spends out on grass. If it's not an option, consider a grazing muzzle.
FLASH SALE - Noon to Midnight today only!
Make sure to share because this offer is open to everyone: Farriers, Veterinarians, Dealers, Domestic and Foreign Customers!
All orders must be placed through orders.easycareinc.com between 12 pm and 11:59 pm MST today 1/13/17
Dr. Carey Williams from the Rutgers Equine Science Center will be hosting the second Fall webinar on Gastric Ulcers next Tuesday, December 13th from 12:00 PM - ...1:00 PM. Presenting will be Dr. Frank Andrews from the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine.
Join the webinar next Tuesday by going to https://meetings.rutgers.edu/esc_ulcer_webinar/ , and entering as a "guest". Hope to see you there!
We are easyboot dealers so anyone wanting to take advantage of this awesome program please let us know!
Our competitor boots that we have acquired through our Hoof Boot Exchange Program have sold as an entire lot. That means we are ready for you to send in y...our competitor boots and receive a huge discount on a pair of EasyCare boots.
Want more information about this program follow this link - http://www.easycareinc.com/Cool_Stuff/Upgrades.aspx
Jessica and I are having an equine dentist out on the morning of 11/16 to do some dental checks / floating. If anyone is interested in bringing your horses over to take advantage of her being in the area please let us know. She's offering a rate of $75 per horse.
Wonderful video on understanding hoof distortions.
Fall founder season is approaching fast!
Check it out, still think metal shoes don't restrict blood flow? The hoof is made to flex!
In the picture below you see a thermograph photo of a horse, which shows blood flow, heat and circulation of the legs and hooves. YOU guess what foot has a shoe... and which three do not have shoes? The photo is linked to a web page with the following quote: "The single most convincing thing for me was to see a thermograph of a horse's feet--three of which were without shoes and one which was shod. Note the shod foot has virtually no blood circulation. I will NEVER put shoes on my horse again."
NOTE: In 1983, Luca Bein, did a dissertation on the shock absorption of a barefoot hoof compared to a shod hoof. His finding were that a conventionally shod hoof loses 60 to 80% of the hoof's natural shock absorption. Bein also demonstrated that a shod hoof on asphalt, at a walk, receives THREE TIMES (3X) the impact force as as a barefoot hoof on asphalt at the trot. Bein found a shoe on a hoof vibrates at about 800 Hertz (Hz), which at that level does damage to living tissue. Think about that, a metal shoe that is nailed into a healthy hoof compromises the hoof wall, triples the impact force of every step, prevents blood flow, damages living tissue, prevents expansion of the hoof, restricts the natural flexing of the hoof, prevents normal growth of the hoof and yet people still put shoes on horses.
You can trot your horse barefoot on pavement and do three times LESS damage than walking your shod horse on pavement.