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Horse Health

BREAKING NEWS At least one horse dead from highly contagious virus

EHV-1 has a bad reputation in Texas and throughout the US. When it struck recently in Utah, every horse was tracked down and quarantined until declared well, and that extreme effort stopped the spread of this highly contagious virus. Chances are that symptoms will never show after a horse has been exposed if they have Full Article

(Video) Dear Horse, Please keep out of the water…

More strange than funny – there seems to be more horses involved with water accidents in the news these past 6 months. Not just troughs and cisterns,as in these ...Full Article

Equine herpesvirus 1 (EHV-1 Virus)

To keep our readers aware of the potential for another outbreak we offer this article for general information, then ask that you search the web for information specific to ...Full Article

EIA Outbreak in California’s Racing Quarter Horses

  From: The Horse By: Katie Flynn, BVMS, California Dept of Food and Agriculture Equine Staff Veterinarian Horse owners are familiar with a Coggins test—that piece of paper required ...Full Article

House Calls Get Complicated When the Patient Is a Horse

 Farriers knowledge of horses should extend well beyond how to make shoes and care for hooves.  An excellent one will never have a day without work. The work of Dr. ...Full Article

Horse Gets New Lease on Life Thanks to First Ever Bone Repair Technology

Medical technology continues to improve for both humans and animals. Aiding the body to heal itself, HydroxyColl could have far reaching uses for horses. Hopefully as advances are made, ...Full Article

Very cool! Art on horses to teach equine massage

Innovative and beautiful, the paintings on these horses are designed to help teach students learning the art of equine massage. The unborn foal is particularly beautifully done. ~ HfH ...Full Article

In cold weather, take precautions hauling horses

Most of the country – with the exception of southern Florida – is really cold right now. We are in the heart of winter. Horses, however, can survive even ...Full Article

Cobalt has a dangerous history for both humans and horses

This is a follow up piece so our readers can understand the history of cobalt as a doping agent in horse racing. Cobalt salts (or cobalt chloride) is extremely ...Full Article

Possible Answer to Horse’s Death Found in Hay

Hay is just hay…right? Horse owners know that is not the case. Failed crops of hay can contain dangerous hidden poisons in the form of fungus growing inside the ...Full Article