SmartPak’s Ask the Vet: Kissing Spine, Under/Overweight Horses, Abscesses, and More!

by Dr. Lydia Gray | June 1st, 2016 11:21 AM | No Comments

[originally published in the May 2016 issue of Show Horse Today]

SmartPak is excited to bring a new video version of their popular Ask The Vet series with Dr. Lydia Gray.  Watch below to learn more about: 

1. What is “kissing spine”?

2. How to tell if your horse is overweight?

3. Tips and tricks for putting weight on a hard keeper

4. How to prevent hoof abscesses

5. How to decide what and how much to feed your horse

About the Author

Lydia F. Gray, DVM, MA SmartPak Staff Veterinarian and Medical Director Dr. Lydia Gray has earned a Bachelor of Science in agriculture, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), and a Master of Arts focusing on interpersonal and organizational communication. After “retiring” from private practice, she put her experience and education to work as the American Association of Equine Practitioner’s first-ever Director of Owner Education. Dr. Gray continues to provide health and nutrition information to horse owners through her position at SmartPak, through publication in more than a dozen general and trade publications, and through presentations around the country. She is the very proud owner of a Trakehner named Newman that she actively competes with in dressage and combined driving. In addition to memberships in the USDF and USEF, Dr. Gray is also a member of the Illinois Dressage and Combined Training Association (IDCTA). She is a USDF “L” Program Graduate and is currently working on her Bronze Medal.

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