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Horse Health

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, which affects about 5 million people worldwide, is a neurological disease that affects patients’ movement. The main symptoms are involuntary shaking of particular parts of the 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

Horse Health Prevention & Wellness: It Ain’t Sexy But It Works

This article is soooo good. It is long, but really needs to be read in full. Be sure to click on the Continue Reading link at the bottom! From: ...Full Article

Loading horses – Positive vs. Negative Training

August 14. 2013 At the ranch, we try to maintain positive training methods in everything we do. The majority of the horses that come through our gates have experienced ...Full Article

Clark County commissioners say no to rodeo horse tripping

Las Vegas Review-Journal, Aug 6, 2013, Ben Botkin The Clark County law against the Mexican rodeo sport of “horse roping” stands. County commissioners on Tuesday scrapped a proposal that ...Full Article

One horse at a time

April 6, 2013 – Jerry Finch “Pictures don’t lie,” our vet once told a defense attorney in court. “You can come up with all the theories you want, but ...Full Article

Bill to End Horse “Soring” Draws Lobbying, War of Words

Open Secrets.org, Monica Vendituoli on July 29, 2013 A bill introduced in April to end the practice that gives Tennessee walking horses their distinctive gait brought the American Veterinary Medical ...Full Article

New Mobile Apps Available for Horse Owners

From The Horse, July 25th, 2013 New mobile apps developed at the University of Minnesota (U of M) Extension are designed to help horse owners more precisely plan hay ...Full Article