Category Archives: General Health

Time to Prepare for Foaling!

Tips and Reminders to Help Prepare for Foaling As spring approaches, we get closer to having many long-awaited foals hit the ground.  Below is some important information to help prepare you for an impending foaling. First, a mare’s average length of gestation is 340 days (about 11 months), but this can range from 320-380 days.  … Continue reading »

10 Tips to Minimize the Risk of Colic

The number one killer of horses is colic. Colic is not a disease, but rather a combination of signs that alert us to abdominal pain in the horse. Colic can range from mild to severe, but it should never be ignored. Many of the conditions that cause colic can become life threatening in a relatively … Continue reading »

Tips for Preventing Horse Leg Injuries

Leg injuries can be devastating to a horse. The good news is there are a number of things that you can do, as a responsible horse owner, to help prevent these injuries from happening in the first place. Below, a Glenwood Springs vet shares some of these tips to help keep your horse happy, healthy … Continue reading »