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  • Electrolytes - Increase 2 to 3 days prior to shipping.
  • Bran Mash - Once a day for 2 to 3 days prior to shipping
  • Vitamins - Add extra for a week prior to shipping.
  • Mineral Oil - One pint per day may either be added to fee along with bran for four days prior OR given by veterinarian via stomach tube the day of shipping (4-6 hours before departure).
  • Antibiotics - When the trip will be over 12 hours, discuss the administration of antibiotics with your veterinarian.
  • Body Clip - When taking your Horse from a cold climate to a warm one, a body clip is recommended.
  • Blanket - The need for the blanket will depend on the temperature en route.

Source: Neva Kittrell Scheve & Dr. James Hamilton, DVM
 

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