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equine health

Spring is here! Time to get ready to ride.

It has been a muddy winter for us here at Habitat for Horses and very cold elsewhere in the country. Now the sun is shining, grass is growing, flowers are blooming and I know horse lovers are itching to go out for a ride. Here are some “to do” health tips for your horse before Full Article

Dental exams for horses keep them in grass all year round

Horse health must include dental care. Without proper dental care, horses can experience pain, weight-loss, and a compromised immune system. If you having difficulty affording your horse’s dental care, ...Full Article

If the shoe fits…

Concepts of natural horsemanship has been around for hundreds and hundreds of years. Since the 1980’s, modern natural horsemanship has been bringing up the idea of going shoe-less. Humans ...Full Article

Diagnosing and Treating Gastric Ulcers

Horses and humans may have something in common here. Changes in diet, activity and stress can lead to ulcers. Like humans, there are preventative measures you can take to ...Full Article

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 ...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

Horse owners must be aware of possible strangles infections

From: Farm and Ranch Guide By: Ryan Crossingham While there haven’t been any more reported cases than usual, it’s important that producers be on the lookout for “strangles,” otherwise ...Full Article

West Nile Virus can Threaten Horse Health this Fall

The importance of keeping your horses vaccinated against West Nile Virus cannot be overstated.  If your horse does contract the disease and starts showing symptoms, the mortality rate is ...Full Article

Weld County horse community fights outbreak of vesicular stomatitis

All horse owners in states effected by VS need to be aware of where and when outbreaks happen. Keep the amount of flies down in both your pasture and ...Full Article

Horse owners warned of toxic striped blister beetles

From: Maryville Daily By: Linda Geist Mu COLUMBIA, Mo. – Striped blister beetles, which can be toxic to horses, are being seen in high numbers in alfalfa in some ...Full Article