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    05-21-2010, 04:54 PM
What information as a horse owner would you like to see.....


I have been posting in the forum for a few months now, and have found great information being passed along through here. As some of you on this forum know, I'm an equine veterinarian starting a new practice.

I am currently developing my web site, and placing content in the F.A.Q. Section. I would love to hear your comments as knowledgeable horse owners regarding what disease/problems/health information/ect you would like to have access to on a veterinarians web site. IE; what is the important information you wish you knew more about.

So, I'd love to hear all suggestions.

Clint McKnight
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    05-21-2010, 04:58 PM
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My vet has a page where they post seasonal type things, such as blanketing and cold weather care. Right now they are posting on spring and insect control.

Here is their page if it helps you develop ideas...

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    05-21-2010, 05:02 PM
Oooh, seasonal things are great, like Farmpony suggested. I'd also like a chart for shots recommended in your local area (one column for stay at home horses, one for traveling horses, etc) in spring and fall. Tips on dentistry, sports medicine, first aid for owners, and any info that pertains to your local practice area, such as poisonius plants, common diseases, etc.
    05-21-2010, 05:05 PM
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Good idea! And maybe some poisonous plant info for your area?
    05-21-2010, 05:15 PM
Green Broke
Maybe a section on proper management/prevention of diseases like EPM, EIA, Pigeon Fever, or whatever is prevalent in your area.
    05-21-2010, 05:24 PM
I'd like to see what the current consensus is on deworming schedules.

I can't seem to get a straight answer, and of course the places that make the dewormers keep hawking the every 8 weeks thing.
    05-21-2010, 05:56 PM
Definitely agree! I'm a vet tech student and have access to the AVMA journals, and still people look at me like I'm crazy when I say I stopped worming Ice every 8 weeks.
    05-21-2010, 06:05 PM
My coach always said it depended on the area and how many other horses there where how often you dewormed. In her 50 horse barn pregger mares, babies, yearlings, and older horses got done every month. Everyone else was every other month. But that was a VERY high traffic barn, new horses in and out every week.
    05-21-2010, 07:03 PM
I would like a what wormer to use when. And you could have how to deal with minor injuries and when to call the vet. Also caring for horses in extreme conditions such as the heat waves and there was the big freeze. What to watch out for in summer ie bug bites poison plants sweet itch. Products you can buy in tack shops reccomended by vets that are good to use or cheap alternatives. Allergies recognising and dealing with them(most people don't know I only learnt to recognise!!). Inected bug bites. Ill think of more stuff!
    05-21-2010, 07:06 PM
O actually my vet has a year calander and on it he has marked what to watch out for at certain times and when. Such as prevalent times for certain things and when to protect against stuff its quite informative. He also has a print out version where you can mark your horses own timetable on it. So you don't forget worming vaccinations and all that.

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