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Equine Dentistry: Teeth Floating Explained by Julie Laueux-Parks, DVM

The question of why we worry about horse's teeth is answered by looking at their lifestyle. Horses will forage for 16-20 hours a day to get their daily nutrients and keep their GI tract functioning normally. The average horse needs about 20 pounds of hay each day and all that forage needs to be ground down before it reaches the stomach. This is the primary job of the teeth. In addition, we ask them to perform as athletes: to bend, collect, turn, spin, run and slide. All of these skills require horses to slide their jaws, put pressure on their cheeks, tongue and palate. Improperly aligned teeth...

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Equine Entrepreneurs – Kelly Kennedy of Tail Tamers

Kelly Kennedy, owner of Tail Tamers, is our Entrepreneur Feature this month. Her product philosophy is based on a successful history of producing quality products made out of the best materials at the fairest price. Here is her story. Also please make any comments or submit another Horse Entrepreneur we can feature by hitting reply at the end of this blog. And please don't miss the special discount at the end of this feature. 1) When did you develop an interest in horses and why? I was born wanting a horse. I read every horsy book printed at the time. I wanted to be Billy and have Blaze,...

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