Below we have provided numerous informational links to articles that our doctors and staff have found extremely useful. Please click on any of the bold, underlined topics on this page and enjoy continuing your education.
New or Prospective Owners
Are you considering adding a horse to your family? Or maybe you've already brought your new buddy home! In either case, we want to help prepare you as best we can for your future equine endeavors. Here you will find information on basic equine management, nutrition, and behavior. We want to provide the best guidance possible to ensure a long and happy life for your new equine friend.
What is an ideal BCS? - the touchy topic of weight management.
From the Ground Up - the importance of proper hoof care.
Talking Toplines - proper nourishment and conditioning to build muscle.
Colorful Coat - nutrition is the building blocks for overall health!
Colic - Is your Horse at Risk?
Dont Sweat It! - The scoop on electrolytes and hydration.
No Guts, No Glory - Probiotics and Digestive Health
Anhidrosis - getting the good sweat!
Winter Feeding - tips to help you support your horses health as the weather gets colder.
Preventative care is of huge importance to those of us here at Sun Valley Equine Hospital. Our goal is to provide you with the most current information available, so that you can best manage your horses well-being for many years to come. From vaccination protocols, dietary needs, joint support, and more, we are here to help.
Gastric Ulcers - signs, treatment, and prevention.
Sports Medicine Information
Whether you get a thrill from sliding to a stop after racing across the dirt, beating your last time after completing that famous clover leaf pattern, effortlessly dancing around the dressage arena, landing that 6-foot jump in perfect form, or climbing to the top of the highest mountain trail, it's no mystery that we ask a lot from our horses. Unfortunately, those demands can take a toll on our willing partners over time - that's why we want to help you to support them, so you can both have years of enjoyment together!
Colitis - recognizing the signs and management.
Joint Care - when should you supplement?
On the Muscle - managing common muscle disorders in horses.
Equine Rehab - returning to competition following injury.
Thinking of breeding your mare?
Whether this is your first experience with a mare in foal or you are a seasoned professional, the links below will help prepare you for a successful breeding season. Everything from proper nutrition during gestation thru the weaning process, and everything in between.
If you have any questions, please dont hesitate to call or email our staff. We want to ensure that your mare and foal have the best outcome possible.
Nutritional demands of the mare - gestation through lactation.
Feeding the Young Horse - ensuring a lasting future
Weaning Season - dietary changes as the foal transitions from the mares milk to solid food.
Horses today are living longer lives, due largely in part to advances in veterinary medicine and a shift in the management of the older horse by their owners. It is no longer uncommon for the average horse to live 30 years or more. To help your horse transition into their senior years, our doctors here at Sun Valley Equine Hospital are available to guide you through the nutritional requirements that our aging equines now need at this stage in their lives.
Weight Management - feeding the skinny horse
Platinum Performance Products
Feel free to click on any of the bold, underlined topics, or even the photo to left, to go directly to the Platinum Performance website!
Here at Sun Valley Equine Hospital, we support Platinum Performance and are happy to announce that we will be carrying a select line of their most popular products. Below are just a few products that we recommend most frequently.
Cant find what your looking for here at the clinic? Not to worry - you can order directly from Platinum Performance online and have products shipped straight to your door!
This daily probiotic formula provides both prebiotics and probiotics to support digestion and hindgut health - which can be extremely helpful in horses that have a difficult time maintaining weight, are susceptible to hindgut issues, or frequently have a loose stools.
Designed to help support healthy gastrointestinal function in foals and adult horses. It is safe to use for intermittent cases of diarrhea and with new foals to support intestinal health in the first weeks of life. Many veterinarians rely on Bio-Sponge® to help support both foals and adult horses with occasional intestinal disturbances, as well as post-operative cases in their practice.
This product is the most potent, and most popular, joint support formula manufactured by Platinum. It combines a whole-horse wellness formula with comprehensive joint support. Used widely with performance horses and senior horses, Platinum Performance® CJ is the only supplement of its kind. Developed in veterinary practice, it provides extensive joint support with ASU, hyaluronic acid, cetyl-myristoleate, MSM and glucosamine for joint health. It includes Platinum Performance® Equine to support every part of the horse from digestion, skin & coat, hooves, and more - making it the ideal supplement for most equine partners!
Did you know Platinum also over Colic Coverage?
Unfortunately, if you've been in the horse business long enough, you've dealt with colic in some fashion. Colic can often times be life threatening and in severe cases require surgery to fix. As horse owners, we know how costly a colic surgery can be. Platinum Performance offers a Colic Coverage program, where owners can be reimbursed in the event of a colic surgery - up to $10,000. You can find a list of qualifying products, program requirements, and enrollment details on the official Platinum Performance website.
The materials offered on this website are intended for educational purposes only. The only way to provide accurate veterinary advice is with a complete medical exam. Please contact Sun Valley Equine Hospital, LLC to schedule an appointment or consultation.