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Horse Health

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 stalls. Look for the symptoms of VS – such as lesions in the mouth, lack of appetite and lethargy – and contact your Vet if you Full Article

What are the Most Common Equine Toxins?

Trying to keep your horse healthy can be tough enough without having to worry about the poisons in your environment. Rat/mouse poisons and garden pesticides are too easy to ...Full Article

Horse Infection Spreads, More Animals Under Quarantine (Video)

Vesicular Stomatisis is definitely here – in Texas and else where. Horse owners need to take this seriously. Take steps to keep the fly population down to help prevent ...Full Article

Florida Horsemen Oppose Furosemide Ban

Furosemide (Lasix) is diuretic that has long been abused by both humans and horses to mask other illegal drug use. ~ HfH From: The Blood-Horse In response to a ...Full Article

Myths about dried beet pulp and horses

There are a great many myths and facts that get passed around about what horses should and should not eat. Much like how it was once thought that tomatoes ...Full Article

Vesicular Stomatitis Detected in Jim Wells County Texas

This infectious disease is spreading in the horse populations across the country but especially Texas. Vesicular Stomatitis must be reported to a veterinarian to help prevent this viral disease ...Full Article

Texas confirms 13th horse with vesicular stomatitis

From: Horse Talk Animal health authorities in Texas have confirmed the 13th case of the insect-borne disease, vesicular stomatitis, in a horse in the state. The Texas Animal Health ...Full Article

Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) Update from Texas Animal Health Commission

Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) is a viral disease that can cause blisters and sores in the mouth and on the tongue, muzzle, teats, or hooves of horses and a number ...Full Article

Emaciated Endurance Horse in France Ran 46 Miles Before Pulled by Vets

This should have never been allowed to happen. It can be difficult to tell for non-professionals when a horse is under weight at times. In this case it was ...Full Article

Horses Forgive Bad Behavior by Humans but They Never Forget

From: Liberty Voice By: Alana Burke Seasoned and smart horse owners can tell in an instant whether the horse they are approaching has been handled, or mishandled. The most ...Full Article