If you plan to show horses in 2014, there are change to the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) drug and medication rules you should be familiar with. CLICK HERE to see them DR. RAMEY NOTES: The medication rules are becoming stricter, in response to the public backlash against drugs and equine athletes. […]
I was recently asked to write something about horse eyes (I’m happy to respond to such requests, by the way). I think that eyes are really cool, so I’m happy to oblige. From a medical standpoint, eyes are their own little world. And, honestly, I think that it would be a little irresponsible of me […]
You find that the stamped expiration date on a bottle of horse medicine says that the drug expired 18 months ago. What do you do? If you give your horse a couple tablets, will it work? Could it maybe even hurt your horse? Let's look at some important questions.
I just got a supplement catalog in the mail yesterday. Now, if you’ve been reading my articles for any time, you should have a pretty good idea what I think of the supplement industry as a whole, which is, frankly, not much (that quickly sums things up, for the sake of brevity, as well as […]
Have you ever heard the phrase, “Therapeutic intent?” Therapeutic intent refers to a specific endpoint that you’re looking for from a particular treatment. So, for example, if your horse has a bacterial infection, and you give him some antibiotics, your therapeutic intent is to kill the bad bacteria so that he’ll get better. Simple, right? […]