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Horse Health

Tainted feed killing horses at Davie stable

Why would it takes months of investigation to stop the production of a toxic feed that can kill horses? Will they put out warnings and pull any on shelves across the US? Ridiculous. Where is the oversight and government regulation that could have prevented this? ~ HfH From: Sun Sentinel By: Lisa J. Huriash Horses Full Article

Horse owners must be aware of possible strangles infections

From: Farm and Ranch Guide By: Ryan Crossingham While there haven’t been any more reported cases than usual, it’s important that producers be on the lookout for “strangles,” otherwise ...Full Article

Disease in Horses – From Incident to Outbreak

Disease has been on the minds of Americans quite a bit these days…and how we handle an outbreak. Horses can get sick with a wide variety of illnesses. How ...Full Article

Medical Maggot Therapy for Horses – Yes…Maggots

Maggots – GROSS! Yes, but maggots can be used to effectively “clean” wounds. Do not do this without consulting your veterinarian…that should be absolutely understood. WARNING – there are ...Full Article

Texas Releases Final Vesicular Stomatitis Quarantines

Texas horse owners should be proud – the spread of vesicular stomatitis has been stopped here in the Lonestar State. It takes hard work to keep our horses from ...Full Article

Thoroughbred Champion Cigar Dies Following Surgery

Cigar was a very famous racing champion who developed, as many horses do, a form of osteoarthritis – an incurable progressive disease. Surgery, even the simplest ones, can be ...Full Article

Equine Rehabilitation Similar to Sports Therapy for People

Rehabilitation takes time, patience and care. We here at Habitat for Horses know all about that. Horses come to us underweight and at times with injuries. Rushing into regular ...Full Article

Ranchers invited to bring their horse to college for hoof care

We here at Habitat for Horses will see it all too often. Horse owners who neglect care of their horse’s hooves. Finding a good farrier can be a chore. ...Full Article

West Nile Virus can Threaten Horse Health this Fall

The importance of keeping your horses vaccinated against West Nile Virus cannot be overstated.  If your horse does contract the disease and starts showing symptoms, the mortality rate is ...Full Article

Weld County horse community fights outbreak of vesicular stomatitis

All horse owners in states effected by VS need to be aware of where and when outbreaks happen. Keep the amount of flies down in both your pasture and ...Full Article