Habitat For Horses

"Bianca da Costa Martins, DVM, MS, PhD is seeking new approaches to treating corneal ulcers, a condition that frequently leads to eyesight loss in all species." By University of Illinois College of Agriculture Eyes are amazing structures. They’ve adapted in different ways to suit individual species. For...

"Offering physical protection and temperature control, as well as serving as your horse’s first line of immune defense" By Anna O'Brien, DVM Your horse’s skin is his largest organ. Offering physical protection and temperature control, as well as serving as your horse’s first line of immune defense,...

"The horse's legs were wrapped around low-lying tree branches and trunks." Amir Vera | Pilotonline.com A horse can now run without a care in the world after being rescued by Suffolk firefighters, EMS and Animal Control Sunday morning. On May 8, crews responded to the 5300 block of O'Kelly Drive...

"No matter how far in to spring you are, there’s something about this season that begs action." By Clair Thunes, PhD For those of us in milder states, spring is quickly turning in to summer. However, for many, trees are still leafing out and spring has only...

"The border town of Presidio loses money every time it buries a dead horse — and nowadays there are hundreds of them." by Sasha von Oldershausen At a city council meeting in Presidio last fall, economic director Brad Newton made a strange request: The city should raise...

"Equine transportation is associated with a variety of serious health disorders causing economic and emotional loses," By Stacey Oke, DVM, MSc | The Horse   While today’s planes, trains, and automobiles make long-distance horse transport easier than ever , it’s important to remember that transport-related stress and illness...

"If given free access to pasture (all day), horses will spend 60-70% of their time grazing, with considerable walking activity, especially in large fields." By Ray Geor, BVSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM   Few nutritionists will dispute that grass is the most natural feedstuff for horses. The horse's digestive...