Welcome to Habitat For Horses!|Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Horse Health

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 riding horses have been around much longer than that. We expect a great deal from our four hoofed companions. Shoes were created to help protect horse’s 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

Video – Contagious Horse Virus Detected at Prior Lake Farm

EHV is not just a Texas horse health problem – it is all over the country. Horse owners need to remember to use extreme caution. Keep up with the ...Full Article

Galveston County horses test positive for herpes

Should Houston and Galveston area rodeo events be cancelled if EHV1 is still killing horses? Houston, TX is not in Galveston County but is very close by. There is ...Full Article

Tips on Feeding Horses Hay-Based Diets

As the article says most horses, especially pleasure horses not ridden for work purposes, can be fed a hay-based diet. If you have a hard keeper, a horse for ...Full Article

Outbreak of lethal herpes strain claims five horses in Galveston

So far none of the horses at our rehabilitation ranches have shown symptoms of the Equine Herpes Virus 1. We are staying very vigilant since we care for at-risk ...Full Article
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