What is a Warmblood?
"So, what the heck is a “warmblood?” I’ve heard the term, but am confused." This is a tough one, because the term has begun to be loosely tossed around in North America. I can tell you for sure that a warmblood is NOT a cross between a hot blood and a cold blood. Don’t let anyone tell you different. There are only two types of “hot-blooded” horses in the world. These are the Thoroughbred and the Arabian. Draft horses are considered “cold-blooded.” Many people in the United St
How to Give Intramuscular Injections
Do you know how to give your horse intramuscular (IM) injections? It's a great skill to have at your disposal that just about anyone can learn. (I always recommend that a trained professional administer IV injections.) I've done many injections as both a vet tech & a Paramedic. I'm going to share my tips! Needle size.... The higher the number the smaller the gauge of the needle. A 14 or 16 gauge is considered large bore. Typically an 18 or 20 gauge will do the trick. A 22 g