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Very cool! Art on horses to teach equine massage

Innovative and beautiful, the paintings on these horses are designed to help teach students learning the art of equine massage. The unborn foal is particularly beautifully done. ~ HfH Anatomy art – Equine massage therapist Gillian Higgins paints horses’ anatomies on their coats, as part of an innovative teaching aid for students. Massage master class Full Article

Possible Answer to Horse’s Death Found in Hay

Hay is just hay…right? Horse owners know that is not the case. Failed crops of hay can contain dangerous hidden poisons in the form of fungus growing inside the ...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

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 ...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