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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 Comments Off on EHV-1 Outbreak in New Jersey
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 (6)
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 Comments Off on New rules from Texas Animal Health Commission
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 ...

For the love of a horse…

February 21st, 2015 (2)
The life chosen by Mr. Treagood is not an easy one. Now it is just about impossible. Those who still work with their horses as part of their everyday existence, feel a special connection to them. The loss of ...

Give Your Horse a Breath of Fresh Air This Winter

February 20th, 2015 Comments Off on Give Your Horse a Breath of Fresh Air This Winter
Typically, we think of spring as the time for redoing and cleaning up our living spaces … or our horse’s stall or other living quarters. The winter is actually a very good time to do this as well – ...

Vern Buchanan Looks to Crack Down on Animal Abuse by the Government

February 20th, 2015 (5)
Rep. Buchanan is well known for his anti-horse slaughter views. This bill looks to stop animal abuse by government agencies. The AWARE Act is a worthy bill – let us hope it goes into law. ~ HfH From: Sunshine ...