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Horse Health

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 from spreading. While typically not a fatal disease, any horse with Vesicular Stomatitis will suffer due to the lesions it causes and are far more susceptible 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

Horse owners urged to take National Health Survey

This is taking place in the United Kingdom but is an excellent idea. Hopefully a report will be published once all the data is collected. ~ HfH From: The ...Full Article

Study: Human Interaction Shapes Horses’ Negative Emotions

It only makes sense. When training a horse – in fact with any interaction with a horse – you need to understand and appreciate the horse’s point of view. ...Full Article

The Danger of Mycotoxins

Here on the Gulf Coast we live with high humidity and the mold/fungi that come with that. Horse feed storage is on the top of our list when it ...Full Article

Two More Horses Dead After Receiving Compounded Medication

For horse owners, its always a good idea to keep up with the latest in equine medical news. Remember to talk to your Vet before making any changes to ...Full Article

Five Common Mistakes Made When Feeding A Horse

Jerry likes to make certain we do posts on horse health and what horse owners can do better to help their horses thrive. Education is a very important part ...Full Article