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Horse Health

Horses set to gain health benefits from stem cell advance

As medical science advances, it is good to see that breakthroughs benefit our horse friends as well as us humans. ~ HfH From: Phys.org Horses suffering from neurological conditions similar to those that affect humans could be helped by a breakthrough from stem cell scientists. Researchers who are the first to create working nerve cells Full Article

Health Concerns Related to Equine Obesity

With all the starving horses out there, you would think equine obesity would not be such a problem. It is. Just as food is marketed to humans which are ...Full Article

Going green for healthy horses

With more and more people growing and raising their own food, its no surprise that there will be people going “green” with their horse feed. Check with your vet ...Full Article

Cold Weather Tips for Horse Owners

Another cold snap is come (or has come depending on where you live). Just a reminder of what to do to keep your horses happy and healthy during the ...Full Article

Digestion in the Horse

Although horse people have studied and are aware of the horse digestive tract, it never hurts to take a few minutes to refresh the knowledge. There is always something ...Full Article

Hendra Virus Vaccine, a One Health Approach to Protecting Horse, Human, and Environmental Health

While the full article by the CDC is science heavy, the abstract published here points out the important connection between bats, horses, humans and infection. Development and use of ...Full Article

Altered horse virus shows promise in fight against Parkinson’s

From: HorseTalk A new gene therapy for Parkinson’s disease involving a genetically altered horse virus has achieved promising results in its first human tests, involving 15 patients. Parkinson’s disease, ...Full Article

Horse owners concerned by deadly virus in Wake County

So far this is North Carolina. But it is important for all horse owners to keep alert about any outbreaks ongoing in the country. ~ HfH From: ABC Local ...Full Article

Acorns Could be to Blame for French Horses’ Deaths

It is that time of year in Texas…Acorns are everywhere… From The Horse By Christa Lesté-Lasserre At least 10 horses have died in northwest France from poisoning after consuming ...Full Article

Keep your horse safe during a natural disaster

The Homes for Horses coalition offers advice for horse owners to prepare for emergencies. (Habitat for Horses is a member of Homes for Horses Coalition – HfH Webmistress) From: ...Full Article