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Ascarids in Horses

Ascarids in Horses

Parascaris equorum or ascarids are among the parasites that can seriously compromise a horse’s health. This particular species of roundworms can lead to serious complications that may even lead to death. Ascarid Life Cycle Like other parasites, ascarids can infect horses through contaminated food or water. Adult roundworms typically lay eggs that are passed out [...]

Interview with Robin Petrasek: Choosing a Thoroughbred

Interview with Robin Petrasek: Choosing a Thoroughbred

Written by: Jan Hoadly Most people think of Thoroughbreds and they think racing. This breed is developed to run, and yet not all Thoroughbreds have the talent to excel at racing. Some simply don’t have the desire but these horses are not lost causes. Thoroughbreds can make good broodmares if the genetics and conformation is [...]

Jake – A Horse Rescue Story

Jake – A Horse Rescue Story

Written by: Patrick Corcoran My wife and I drove along the narrow private drive with anticipation. It was our third weekend in a row spent horse shopping for her. She was a new rider and we had to find a stocky but short horse that was sane and mostly sound. Toss that in with the [...]

Founder in Horses – The Spring Time Scourge

Founder in Horses – The Spring Time Scourge

Whenever spring comes along, horse founder seems to the topic of choice and center of concern among horse owners. To some, founder is a severe condition, while to others, it is a brief annoyance when their horse appears to be sore in the feet for a couple of weeks. Regardless, treating founder is necessary, especially [...]

Best Horse Breeds for Novice Adults

Best Horse Breeds for Novice Adults

Written by: Holle Abee Horses are just like people: Every group has its good and its bad members. I’ve had Morgans, generally regarded as extremely gentle, that were totally unmanageable. On the other hand, one of the sweetest, calmest horses I’ve ever handled was a Thoroughbred, a breed usually regarded as high-strung and nervous. With [...]

Summer Riding Camp – Maryland

Summer Riding Camp – Maryland

Written By: Lauren Prater Talbot Run Equestrian Center in Mount Airy, Maryland will be offering summer camp again this year for children and teenagers, from ages 5 to 16. The camp will consist of formal instruction, leisurely trail rides, and informative classes. Talbot Run is a family owned and operated stable. Ann and Bob became [...]