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Horse Health

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 very dangerous to humans or horses. At 25 years of age, the stress of the disease and the operation was too great to bear. Cigar passed 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

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