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Horse Health

Stray Mexican donkey poses disease threat for horses on the US / Mexico border

Glanders is a highly contagious equine disease that causes painful lung ulcers. During World War II was the last time a case naturally occurred in the United States. When a horse or donkey does contract glanders, some of the first symptoms one may notice is a yellowish-green nasal discharge and ulcers on the nose. If Full Article

Does whipping actually hurt a horse?

Is this a joke? Are they being rhetorical? Of course it hurts! If another study with more horses will prove the point to the racing industry – then by ...Full Article

Why the long face? Traditional stables make horses depressed

Most horse owners know that horses are social creatures. They live in herds and enjoy roaming the countryside while communing with other horses. Just going from stall to empty ...Full Article

Dental exams for horses keep them in grass all year round

Horse health must include dental care. Without proper dental care, horses can experience pain, weight-loss, and a compromised immune system. If you having difficulty affording your horse’s dental care, ...Full Article

If the shoe fits…

Concepts of natural horsemanship has been around for hundreds and hundreds of years. Since the 1980’s, modern natural horsemanship has been bringing up the idea of going shoe-less. Humans ...Full Article

Diagnosing and Treating Gastric Ulcers

Horses and humans may have something in common here. Changes in diet, activity and stress can lead to ulcers. Like humans, there are preventative measures you can take to ...Full Article

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

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, ...Full Article

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 ...Full Article

Equine Herpes Virus Update

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 ...Full Article

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 ...Full Article
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