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The Equine DNA Roadmap

The use of genetics to understand traits in both humans and horses has only become more popular as cost of DNA testing goes down and availability increases. Beyond breeding information, DNA research allows those that study equine disease a better opportunity to find treatments and cures. ~ HfH From: The Horse By Christy Corp-Minamiji, DVM Full Article

Nutrition-Related Problems: Moldy Corn Poisoning

Texas is known for its hot weather. With all these spring rains that means mold – especially in areas around the Gulf Coast. Moldy feed is bad for our ...Full Article

Why the long face? Traditional stables make horses depressed

Most horse owners know that horses are social creatures. They live in herds and enjoy roaming the countryside while communing with other horses. Just going from stall to empty ...Full Article

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, ...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