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Best Horse Practices Podcast

Dec 1, 2022

This is episode 9 of season three and in it, Jec interviews Andria Massie, an integrative therapist who works with her husband, Dr. Keaton Massie, in Oregon. Together, they run Massie Veterinary Service.

Here, Jec and Andria discuss rehabilitation and also the trend in collaborative care, one might even call it palliative care for horses. Some interesting ideas, especially for high level performers and well-resourced owners.

Our title sponsor is Lucerne Farms, producers of quality forage feeds.  And Lucerne is this fantastic company in northern Maine. And forage is chopped, packaged hay. After hay and grass, it’s pretty much the best alternative. Way wiser than grain. Check them out at Lucerne or at your local feed story.

It makes sense, right? Everything is connected to everything. We can help our horses by knowing more about differing aspects of their being – from anatomy to physiology to nutrition to conditioning and biomechnics and hoof care. As Jec and Andria point out, we can insist that the professionals talk to one another and reach some common course to follow. But we can also arm ourselves with at least a junior scientist-level knowledge, empowering ourselves and helping our horses in the process. And…who knows, maybe saving some money in the process.

We thank Redmond Equine and Pharm Aloe to our sponsorship family. Redmond mines ancient sea salt in Utah. My horses have been licking it and loving it for over 10 years. Pharm Aloe produces the most effective aloe vera products for gut health. Check out the many testimonials, sent in from owners of healthy horses.