FEI Show Safe

What Does FEI Show Safe Really Mean? By: Dr. Julie Vargas, DVM In 2017, 2 US riders tested positive for the banned substance ractopamine at a FEI show in Wellington, Florida.  It was determined, after much distress, that the positive tests were due to contamination of a supplement fed to both horses. The supplement was called Soothing Pink […]

What does FEI show safe really mean?

FEI Show Safe In 2017, 2 US riders tested positive for the banned substance ractopamine at a FEI show in Wellington, Florida.  It was determined, after much distress, that the positive tests were due to contamination of a supplement fed to both horses. The supplement was called Soothing Pink and was made by Cargill Inc which […]

Winter Equine Nutrition

Winter Equine Nutrition By: Dr. Julie Vargas, DVM Equine Nutrition Gaps During the Winter With the dreary days of winter upon us, decreased sunshine and plummeting temperatures take a notable effect on our horse’s nutrition. We will address some insight how to properly maintain winter equine nutrition during the most difficult months.  By this time […]

Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue

Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue (ATBR) is one of the most unique, ground breaking organization of its time. With over 50 years of experience, Akindales team offers a full scale rest, rehab, retrain, rehome and retire program. Located an hour north of NYC in Pawling, NY, off the track thoroughbreds take leading steps into a new way […]

Stomach Ulcers

What is one of the most prominent issues associated with owning a performance horse?  For most people, it’s widely known to be the case of stomach ulcers and their effects on the horse’s health and performance.  When talking with many people involved in the industry, it’s extremely apparent that this is an issue common throughout […]

Stomach Ulcers

Stomach Ulcers By: Taylor Czesnik What is one of the most prominent issues associated with owning a performance horse?  For most people, it’s widely known to be the case of equine stomach ulcers and their effects on the horse’s health and performance.  When talking with many people involved in the industry, it’s extremely apparent that […]

Winter Tips!

When you think about winter time with your horse, what is the most frustrating thing that comes to mind? For some, it’s probably the excessive blanketing, frozen water buckets or even the snow balls jammed into the shoes from a trail ride through the snow.  Personally, it’s the frustration of feeling like my horse isn’t […]

Winter Tips!

Winter Tips By: Taylor Czesnik When you think about winter time with your horse, what is the most frustrating thing that comes to mind? For some, it’s probably the excessive blanketing, frozen water buckets or even the snow balls jammed into the shoes from a trail ride through the snow.  Personally, it’s the frustration of […]

Medroxyprogesterone Acetate

At several of the Hunter/Jumper barns I’ve worked at over the years, I’ve been asked to administer Medroxyprogesterone acetate (also known as MPA or “Depo”) to a couple of the show, pleasure, and riding horses. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of Depo-Provera in humans but not in horses. A compounded […]

Medroxyprogesterone Acetate

Medroxyprogesterone Acetate By: Nicole Mandracchia At several of the Hunter/Jumper barns I’ve worked at over the years, I’ve been asked to administer Medroxyprogesterone acetate (also known as MPA or “Depo”) to a couple of the show, pleasure, and riding horses. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of Depo-Provera in humans but […]