What poisonous plants are local to your area? Do you know what to look for in your pastures? Toxic plants may be more prevalent in your area/pasture than you realize. Local Ag Extension offices can be good resources for what to know about in your area. ... See MoreSee Less
Interesting info. Tansy is toxic in Oregon, every spring I pickaxed it out of my horse pasture. Yellow flower. If forage is good, the horses and livestock avoid it, but it’s not good to have in hay and best to wear gloves to pull it. I need to figure out eastern toxic plants now. Thank you.
Are you seeing your hay, feed, board prices going up? Did you know that we can help? Making sure that the diet you are feeding your horse is the right diet is an insurance policy against throwing your feed dollars away on the wrong feed. There are also strategies for increasing feed efficiency both in how you feed and products that help with feed utilization so that your horses get more out of the feed you are feeding. Want to know more? Drop a comment below or shoot us a message. ... See MoreSee Less
I love my feeding program and do not wish to change.. I will never sacrifice the quality of what I feed because of the cost. This was more about sharing the some of the reasons why we are raising our prices and for clients and genpop to be kind and understanding about it
Wishing all our clients past and present competing at the Landrover Kentucky Horse Trials the best runs across country tomorrow. It is an honor to work with these amazing athletes and to be a part of their support team. ... See MoreSee Less
How familiar are you with the poisonous plants in your area?Happy #EarthDay!
Our planet is certainly blessed with lots of incredible species, but let’s not forget that not all of them mix successfully. For example, did you know that the plants listed below (many of which are extremely common) are toxic to horses?
The good news is that a 1,000-pound horse has to consume significantly higher quantities of a toxic plant than a smaller animal to be affected clinically. However, some plants are cause for concern since even a curious nibble or repeated browsing over several weeks or months can lead to serious illness or even death. Therefore, it’s in your horse’s best interest that you learn to recognize poisonous plants so they can be promptly removed from your horse-keeping areas.
If you suspect your horse has ingested a poisonous plant: • Remove the horse from the source. • Contact your veterinarian immediately. • Attempt to determine how much of the toxic plant was eaten and when it was eaten.
Pro tip: another commonly overlooked reason a horse may become poisoned, is allowing horses to graze a pasture after it has been sprayed with herbicide but before the weeds have died and disappeared.
As always, contact your veterinarian for more information and guidance! ... See MoreSee Less
Wishing a very happy 96th birthday to Queen Elizabeth II. Do you celebrate your birthday with your horse?A new photograph of the Queen showing her between two white ponies with a backdrop of tree blossom has been released to mark her birthday.
The monarch turns 96 today, ahead of a weekend of celebrations for her Platinum Jubilee to mark 70 years on the throne.
In the new photo, she holds two of her own fell ponies by the reins, with Bybeck Nightingale on the right and Bybeck Katie on the left...