Well, it's certainly that time of year again. The leaves are changing, there's a briskness to the air that wasn't here last month. It's fall. One of my favorite times of year, since it brings apples, pumpkins, and cozy nights around the fireplace. (Alright, I don't have a fireplace, but if I did, it would be cozy...). Fall's coming a little earlier for me this year than the past several years, but it's much prettier here than it was in Virginia. I'm excited for my first fall (and winter! eek...) in Western NY. I'm already scouting out some cross country skis...
The changing weather, however, brings a new set of issues for our horse friends. Experts have disputed long and hard about the impact that changing weather patterns have on the gastrointestinal tract of horses. It's certainly something the old, wise horsemen and women will attest to. Frankly, I've seen it too. A big swing in weather, usually from warm to cool, can make some horses colic.
Now, I know, I said the "c" word. I'm knocking on wood. But seriously, why do some horses colic when the weather changes?
Hi there, welcome to Henderson Equine Clinic's blog! I'm Ashley Leighton, the new associate veterinarian at the clinic. I'll be tending to this portion of the website and will try to update it at least weekly. The goal for this blog is to be a fun and educational space where we can share important information and stories from our days. If you have specific interests for topics you'd like to see discussed on this blog, feel free to let us know. Keep checking back for continued updates, and I look forward to meeting all of you in the "real" (non-cyber) world as well!