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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 known as horse distemper, a highly contagious equine disease caused by the bacteria Streptococcus equi which infects the upper respiratory tract of equine species. “It’s an 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

What are the Most Common Equine Toxins?

Trying to keep your horse healthy can be tough enough without having to worry about the poisons in your environment. Rat/mouse poisons and garden pesticides are too easy to ...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

Horse Infection Spreads, More Animals Under Quarantine (Video)

Vesicular Stomatisis is definitely here – in Texas and else where. Horse owners need to take this seriously. Take steps to keep the fly population down to help prevent ...Full Article