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Horse Health

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 dangerous to use on horses. Death is a common side effect. Yet, its ability to make a horse run faster, longer makes those whose sense of 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

Disaster Preparedness: Barn Fires

Rather than post another story about barn fires, let us instead talk about how to prevent barn fires. One of our Facebook followers suggested using Equisearch to find out ...Full Article

ADM Releases Statement on South Carolina Horse Feed Incident

ADM Alliance reports that trace amounts of monensin could get into horse feed after a cattle feed production run has been finished. And that this is acceptable since they ...Full Article

Deadly weed kills Ruskin horse (Video)

Creeping Indigo does not grow through much of the US but thrives in tropical climes such as Florida and Hawaii. Not only was it brought to the US to ...Full Article

The correct way to use slow-feeders for equine

As most horse owners know, horses are designed to look and eat food at a steady gradual pace all day long. There are many manufacturers of slow-feeders (devices designed ...Full Article

Feed company hasn’t pulled food linked to St. Helena horse deaths

Whenever a story first appears about a food source that is toxic, one’s breath holds. There is always more to the story. The bottom line of that story is ...Full Article

3 horses dead, lab finds horse feed on St. Helena farm contaminated

More horse feed has been found with cattle supplements that are deadly to horses. The manufacturer in this case is not mentioned. Hopefully more news will come out soon. ...Full Article

Researchers Study Near-, Farsightedness in Horses

Not that much different from humans, at least in this way. Can you imagine trying to get a pair of glasses to stay on your favorite 4 legged friend? ...Full Article

Good Horse Keeping and Other Advice From Equine Rescuers

Jerry Finch, President and Founder of Habitat for Horses, appears in this morning’s article in The Horse – a well known equine health care guide website. Who better to ...Full Article