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Horse Health

Tips on Feeding Horses Hay-Based Diets

As the article says most horses, especially pleasure horses not ridden for work purposes, can be fed a hay-based diet. If you have a hard keeper, a horse for whom weight just does not stay on, see your vet for the best diet alternatives. ~ HfH From: Kentucky Equine Research News According to the National Full Article

Outbreak of lethal herpes strain claims five horses in Galveston

So far none of the horses at our rehabilitation ranches have shown symptoms of the Equine Herpes Virus 1. We are staying very vigilant since we care for at-risk ...Full Article

BREAKING NEWS Important Meeting for All Horse Owners Around Santa Fe, Texas

IMPORTANT MEETING FOR ALL LOCAL GALVESTON COUNTY TEXAS HORSE OWNERS Town Meeting regarding EHV-1 sponsored by Galveston County Fair & Rodeo, Boehringer Ingelheim and Santa Fe Equine Associates, PLLC ...Full Article

(Video) Horses in Galveston County test positive for Herpes Virus

The deadly EHV1 is right in Habitat for Horses’ neighborhood. We are using extreme caution to prevent infection to the horses rehabilitating from abuse and neglect at our ranches. ...Full Article

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 ...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