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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 your veterinarian immediately. Then, follow this first-aid protocol while waiting for the vet’s arrival. As you administer the first aid, note your findings so you can 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

The Jockey Club to restore integrity to horse racing

From: Saratogian In a move that he threatened last March, The Jockey Club chairman Ogden Mills Phipps announced on Sunday at the 62nd Annual Round Table Conference on Matters ...Full Article

Florida Horsemen Oppose Furosemide Ban

Furosemide (Lasix) is diuretic that has long been abused by both humans and horses to mask other illegal drug use. ~ HfH From: The Blood-Horse In response to a ...Full Article

Myths about dried beet pulp and horses

There are a great many myths and facts that get passed around about what horses should and should not eat. Much like how it was once thought that tomatoes ...Full Article

Texas confirms 13th horse with vesicular stomatitis

From: Horse Talk Animal health authorities in Texas have confirmed the 13th case of the insect-borne disease, vesicular stomatitis, in a horse in the state. The Texas Animal Health ...Full Article

Hundreds of horses quarantined after Equine Herpes Virus outbreak

Desiree Stennett, Orlando Sentine After one horse competing at a Marion County showgrounds tested positive for the Equine Herpes Virus last month, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Servicesplaced the showgorunds ...Full Article