Helmets, Omega-3 and Melatonin: Protective Tools for Fighting Traumatic Brain Injury

She was lying in the emergency room with a scruffy, cracked helmet perched on her stomach. “I guess it could have been a cracked skull instead if a holey helmet,” she joked. Helene, age 16, had flown, head first, onto the ground when her horse refused the jump. It was …

How Omega-3s Can Soothe Your Horse’s Skin Issues

At some point in their lifetime, it seems like every horse will develop a type of skin problem. Whether it’s sweet itch, hives, hot spots and more, these types of inflammatory conditions can leave your horse’s skin vulnerable to chronic illnesses, hair loss and wounds. And it often makes your …

When to Use Fish Oil to Help Rescue Horses

Rescue horses can come in all shapes and sizes and backgrounds. But when people think about rescue horses, it’s usually a starved and neglected horse that comes to mind. Obviously that is a worst-case scenario, and those horses should always be under the care and advice of a treating veterinarian …