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Topical Wound Care for Horses

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Sooner or later, it’s bound to happen.  Your horse comes in with a wound that needs attention.  Do you know the best first aid for your horse’s needs?

“A wound to your horse’s body can take the form of an abrasion, puncture or full thickness skin cut,” notes Dr. Glennon Mays,  clinical associate professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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Best Pets for People with Allergies

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The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America estimates that one in five Americans suffers from all types of allergies, and of these between 15 and 30 percent have allergic reactions to cats and dogs.  With so many people affected by allergies, it has become a growing trend to market pets as hypo-allergenic or suitable for people with allergies.

Dr. Mark Stickney, Director of General Surgery Services at the Texas A University College of Veterinary Medicine  Biomedical Sciences, discusses the causes of these allergies and how to keep them at bay while enjoying the companionship of a cherished pet. .

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Keeping Your Horse Cool in the Summer

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Cool as a cucumber ... but what if you are a horse! Summer heat and humidity can be a dangerous combination for active horses.
"Heat and humidity affect the horse, and with intense exercising, the excess heat has difficulty dissipating," notes Dr. Glennon Mays, clinical associate professor at the Texas A College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. .

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Cardiac Problems in Pets

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, worldwide. Pet owners should also be concerned for the hearts of their beloved animal friends. The heart is a complex organ, and it is important to be aware of the heart diseases a pet can develop and to know what to look for so that your pet can have the best possible care. .

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Straight From The... Horse’s Mouth

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Melissa A. Santich, Realtor® and East County Horse Property Specialist, has joined California Equestrian Properties. Melissa is a lifetime resident of San Diego and has lived in East County for over 30 years. She owns horses and equestrian property, and combines her extensive knowledge of real estate with her lifetime love of horses. She specializes in ranch and rural property in East County. “We are lucky to have Melissa join us at California Equestrian Properties,” says Team Leader, Carol Shuttleworth. “We have equestrian-focused agents experienced in every area of the county. We know that Melissa will be a great fit and that our clients will benefit from this.” “I chose California Equestrian Properties because of its reputation for integrity and friendliness, and because we all specialize in ranch and rural properties,” says Santich. California Equestrian Properties is located in San Marcos. “We are a busy group of hardworking and dedicated professionals that understand the ins and outs of this complicated real estate market,” explains Broker, Ken Shuttleworth, who has personal experience in the local San Diego real estate market since 1970. “Our goal is to give our clients top quality service with integrity and good old-fashioned service.” .

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