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Navigating the Seasonal Shift: Protecting Our Horses and Dogs Through Autumn and Winter

As we transition from the warmth of summer into the crisp days of autumn and the colder nights of winter, not only do we find our routines and wardrobes changing, but our animals experience shifts that can impact their health and well-being. Understanding these changes and preparing to support our horses and dogs through this seasonal transition is crucial in ensuring they remain healthy, happy and comfortable. The Impact of Seasonal Change on Horses and Dogs Physical Health Coat Changes Both horses and dogs develop thicker coats to combat the colder weather. This natural process requires a significant amount of energy that can put their bodies under strain. Monitor their nutrition during this time to support coat growth and overall health....

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Echinacea: an aid on fighting infections in horses

Keeping the equine immune system healthy to help the horse fight off infection and disease is one particular area where herbal remedies, such as the Echinacea flowers, leaf and root have generated a lot of interest and support. The Echinacea is a plant endemic in North America, with purple or white flowers, which grows to approximately 3 feet tall. It is also known as coneflower for its conic-shaped flowers that make it a favorite ornamental plant and has been used for centuries for humans as a treatment for colds, flu, and general infections. The subject of more than 350 scientific studies, Echinacea has proved useful both in tissue regeneration and as an anti-inflammatory, at least in studies on humans. Echinacea...

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