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Genetic research into ancient horses discover new interesting facts (Video)

Any search for the words “genetics” and “horses” will lead you to a variety of articles on the same research. Scientists at the Center for GeoGenetics in Copenhagen have analyzed 125 genes from horse bones that are between 16,000 and 43,000 years old. The information on how horses evolved is fascinating and varied. For instance, 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

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

Barn fire kills 18 horses, other animals (Video)

Each year as the days grow shorter and colder, barn fires become a frequent concern. Although the cause of this fire is unknown, many times barn fires start when ...Full Article

Disease in Horses – From Incident to Outbreak

Disease has been on the minds of Americans quite a bit these days…and how we handle an outbreak. Horses can get sick with a wide variety of illnesses. How ...Full Article

Medical Maggot Therapy for Horses – Yes…Maggots

Maggots – GROSS! Yes, but maggots can be used to effectively “clean” wounds. Do not do this without consulting your veterinarian…that should be absolutely understood. WARNING – there are ...Full Article

Texas Releases Final Vesicular Stomatitis Quarantines

Texas horse owners should be proud – the spread of vesicular stomatitis has been stopped here in the Lonestar State. It takes hard work to keep our horses from ...Full Article

Ranchers invited to bring their horse to college for hoof care

We here at Habitat for Horses will see it all too often. Horse owners who neglect care of their horse’s hooves. Finding a good farrier can be a chore. ...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