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International joint statements address horse slaughter, rabies in dogs

February 26th, 2015 (12)
I have never understood why an organization formed and devoted to the health and welfare of animals can stand by statements such as this, which is simply a repeat of the same statement they issued 20 years ago. Such ...

A Green Horse? It must be St. Patrick’s Day

February 25th, 2015 (0)
Everyone is a bit Irish on Saint Patrick’s Day – even your horse! Habitat for Horses’ Spring “Horse” photo contest is all about Saint Patrick’s Day. Take a picture of your horse, pony, mini, donkey, mule – any equine pal ...

Lawsuit says Purina food harms dogs

February 25th, 2015 (4)
While not about horses,, this is extremely important to all animal lovers. Note that Nestle Purina, the dog and cat food company, is a totally different company from the Purina Mills that makes farm animal feed. In 1986, Ralston ...

5th Circuit Nixes USDA Horse-Protection Rule

February 24th, 2015 (4)
This is a definitely a set back for advocates against horse soring. We need the PAST (Prevent All Soring Tactics) Act now more than ever! You can view the proposed PAST Act here.~ HfH From: Courthouse News (CN) – ...

Laminitis – a crippling deadly disease for horses, ponies and donkeys

February 24th, 2015 (1)
It is the diagnosis horse owners dread – your horse has laminitis. Prevention is the best way to approach this disease as there is no true cure. There are, however, better treatments now than every before. Laminitis’s painful swelling ...

EHV-1 Outbreak in New Jersey

February 23rd, 2015 (0)
Equine herpes virus outbreaks are not just taking place in the South and West Coast, it is happening all over the country. Horse owners need to stay up with the news. Stay vigilant, take proper precautions with your horse ...

Court appeal holds up mustangs return to range

February 23rd, 2015 (5)
It is not surprising that an appeal was made on the ruling that would have allowed the wild horses treated with contraceptives to return to their home. What needs to be remembered is that the numbers of wild horses ...

Study: Genetic Differences in Racing, Cutting Quarter Horses

February 22nd, 2015 (3)
Typically we do a funny horse video on Sunday afternoon. This study was forwarded to me …and its fascinating. Any horse lover knows that horses have skill sets specific to their breed. And lineages of horses bred for cutting ...

Equine Herpes Virus Update

February 22nd, 2015 (4)
Earlier this month, here in South East Texas we experienced an outbreak of EHV-1 – a virus known to be deadly to horses. The horse who died from this respiratory illness was stabled not far from our rehabilitation ranches. ...

New rules from Texas Animal Health Commission

February 21st, 2015 (0)
The TAHC passed new rules, some of which effect our state’s horses. We have posted the ones that affect horses in this article. You can see all the changes and new rules by clicking the link at the bottom ...