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"While in hot weather, requirements for maintenance and to compensate for losses in sweat may prompt intake of 20 gallons or more per day" By Erica Larson, News Editor | TheHorse With summer's sunny days can come extreme heat. Such situations can cause worry for owners as...

"There have been reports of everything from emaciated animals to physical abuse and death." George Heckard | 12news.com SUPAI, Ariz. - Over the last several weeks and months, 12News has been following reports of serious animal cruelty in the town of Supai, at the bottom of the...

"Nutrition is one of the most difficult aspects of horse management to understand, so it’s no wonder that forage and other fodder falsehoods sprout and take root.." From: Kristen M. Janicki, MS, PAS | TheHorse.com Haven’t you heard that feeding a hot bran mash will help prevent...

"Despite the growing body of research into senior horses’ health, the exact causes of death and the most important diseases that older equids suffer from remain poorly documented." By Stacey Oke, DVM, MSc Thanks to improved equine management and husbandry knowledge, along with committed owners, horses are...

"Horses with flashy, white markings are more vulnerable to sunburn and photosensitivity because of their unpigmented skin." From: Nancy S. Loving, DVM Chrome. It enchants horse owners and judges alike, turning heads in the barn and in the competition arena. Many horsemen covet and some even breed...

"Withdrawn horses exhibit similar signs as chronically depressed humans." From: Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA Withdrawn horses exhibit similar signs as chronically depressed humans. They take on unusual postures (in the horse, it’s a flattened neck and mostly backward ear position, with weight moved toward the front legs). They...

“The strong Brabant horses walk breast-deep in the surf in Oostduinkerke, parallel to the coastline, pulling funnel-shaped nets held open by two wooden boards." Nina Fedrizzi| Horse Collaborative At dawn the beach of Oostduinkerke is abandoned, the seas calm. There is little wind, but the air is cool. The only...