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Large Animal Rescue: Educate Yourself, Veterinarians, and First Responders in this Specialty Rescue

Many of us grew up watching “Lassie”. The poor collie kept busy leading rescuers to accident-prone Timmy after he fell down cliffs, got stuck in quicksand, or ended up in abandoned mine shafts. After a bit of drama, the rescuers always successfully extracted Timmy from his entrapment. Would the rescuers …

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Is Your Horse Worth His Salt? – Plain Old Salt is a Requirement for Life

Horses should be fed loose salt.

The ancient Greeks traded salt for slaves – hence the saying “worth his salt”. Early Roman soldiers were partially paid in salt (salarium argentum) which is where the word “salary” originated. A severe salt deficiency can cause your horse to die. Napoleon had thousands of soldiers die during his retreat …

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