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Laminitis – a crippling deadly disease for horses, ponies and donkeys

It is the diagnosis horse owners dread – your horse has laminitis. Prevention is the best way to approach this disease as there is no true cure. There are, however, better treatments now than every before. Laminitis’s painful swelling can still be a death sentence. ~ HfH From: Animed Veterinary Hospital, Shedfield UK Laminitis is Full Article

EHV-1 Outbreak in New Jersey

Equine herpes virus outbreaks are not just taking place in the South and West Coast, it is happening all over the country. Horse owners need to stay up with ...Full Article

Give Your Horse a Breath of Fresh Air This Winter

Typically, we think of spring as the time for redoing and cleaning up our living spaces … or our horse’s stall or other living quarters. The winter is actually ...Full Article

Video – Contagious Horse Virus Detected at Prior Lake Farm

EHV is not just a Texas horse health problem – it is all over the country. Horse owners need to remember to use extreme caution. Keep up with the ...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

Outbreak of lethal herpes strain claims five horses in Galveston

So far none of the horses at our rehabilitation ranches have shown symptoms of the Equine Herpes Virus 1. We are staying very vigilant since we care for at-risk ...Full Article

House Calls Get Complicated When the Patient Is a Horse

 Farriers knowledge of horses should extend well beyond how to make shoes and care for hooves.  An excellent one will never have a day without work. The work of Dr. ...Full Article

Horse Gets New Lease on Life Thanks to First Ever Bone Repair Technology

Medical technology continues to improve for both humans and animals. Aiding the body to heal itself, HydroxyColl could have far reaching uses for horses. Hopefully as advances are made, ...Full Article

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 ...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