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Horse Travel Requires Permits and More

(HELENA) — The amount of horse-related travel into and around Montana increases in the spring, and the State of Montana Department of Livestock (DOL) has guidelines to ensure the health, safety and ownership of all animals involved. The guidelines apply to horses coming into the state, leaving the state, and traveling from county to county […]

Backcountry First Aid

Would you know what to do if your horse fractured his leg on a trail? What about if he received a poisonous snakebite? Dr. David Catlin of Bozeman provides practical advice for horse owners. “When injuries happen at home, you can load up your horse and take it in to the hospital,” said Catlin. “You […]

Vital Statistics – Respiration

Evaluating your horse’s vital signs-temperature, pulse and respiration-gives you a good status on the health of your horse and allows you to deal with minor medical problems before they become serious. Respiration – The horse should spend roughly equal time breathing in and breathing out. Respiration can be counted by watching the horse’s nostrils or […]

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