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Horse Health

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 to slow down the feed process). This article goes into what to look for in a slow-feeder. From: High Plains Journal By: Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. 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

10 Winter Health Care Mistakes to Avoid

Christmas is around corner, we are all very busy with family, work and celebrating. The weather is turning from fall to winter – throughout most of the United States ...Full Article

How Researchers Track Equine Influenza Virus

The study of genetics has not just allowed us to determine how we have bred horses to be stronger and faster than their ancestors, it also allows scientists to ...Full Article

Riding Off Into the Sunset Years

As your horse gets older, they can still be wonderful riding companions for quite some time. Just like older humans, the big concern for senior horses are tendons, ligaments ...Full Article

First-Aid for Laminitis

From: Horse Channel By Toni McAllister If you suspect that laminitis (or founder, as it is known in layman’s terms) is to blame for your horse’s sudden lameness, call ...Full Article

Early Winter Wonderland

The cold has seemed to come on earlier this year. Fortunately we are in South-East Texas where the threat of snow is less of a problem. This article addresses ...Full Article