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Horse Health

10 Winter Health Care Mistakes to Avoid

Christmas is around corner, we are all very busy with family, work and celebrating. The weather is turning from fall to winter – throughout most of the United States temperatures are dropping. With all we have to do, it’s important to remember that our 4 legged equine friends need extra care during this season. This Full Article

How Researchers Track Equine Influenza Virus

The study of genetics has not just allowed us to determine how we have bred horses to be stronger and faster than their ancestors, it also allows scientists to ...Full Article

Riding Off Into the Sunset Years

As your horse gets older, they can still be wonderful riding companions for quite some time. Just like older humans, the big concern for senior horses are tendons, ligaments ...Full Article

First-Aid for Laminitis

From: Horse Channel By Toni McAllister If you suspect that laminitis (or founder, as it is known in layman’s terms) is to blame for your horse’s sudden lameness, call ...Full Article

Early Winter Wonderland

The cold has seemed to come on earlier this year. Fortunately we are in South-East Texas where the threat of snow is less of a problem. This article addresses ...Full Article

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 ...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