Horses are known for their massive stature and majestic features. Everything from their muscular physique to their large, lovely eyes leaves us in awe. However, just as horses can injure their joints and muscles quite easily, ocular trauma is common due to their eyes’ unique size and shape, and can become dangerous if not treated quickly.
Animal Health International Announces Dedicated Team to Service the Needs of the Equine Veterinary Community
Animal Health International, Inc. today announces the formation of their Sales and Customer Service team dedicated exclusively to the Equine market, building upon the Company’s long history of service to and support of the equine veterinary community.
By Don Blazer
When it comes to “tying-up” in horses, we may have information overload. Too many names, too much information and no “authoritative” solutions! (I have a “it hasn’t failed me yet” solution; not authoritative, but effective.) Tying-up is characterized by muscle stiffness, especially in the hindquarters and loin, at times profuse sweating, reddish brown to almost black urine and obvious signs of severe pain.
By Michelle Banks, Natural Resources Conservation Service
In the minds of many, a freshly tilled field is picturesque – clean and ready for the next planting. But according to a soil health expert, what looks good to the eye, isn’t always good for the soil – or a farmer’s bottom line.
We love the holidays for celebrating some of life’s happiest moments and making memories with loved ones. Dogs and cats love the holidays too, especially when their owners and guests share extra time and pet treats with them. But all the interesting foods and decorations in our homes during the holidays can be irresistible to pets, sometimes landing them in emergency pet hospitals after tasting or eating them.
By Eleanor Blazer
The holidays are over and we're hunkered down - waiting for spring. It takes motivation to leave the warm house, trudge to the barn and care for horses. But once you're there the smell, sound and sight will warm your heart. The exercise you get as you groom, clean stalls and do chores will be good for your body and mental outlook.
By Kathy Williamson, DVM, Purina Animal Nutrition
Winter is just around the corner, and it is time to start thinking about how you are going to keep your horse in top health during the season. There are many aspects to your horse management, nutritional and veterinary health programs that should be assessed prior to the onset of cold weather. Here are 5 tips that may help you “winterize” your horse and get your management practices geared up for the weather changes ahead.
Appealing Stella’s racing career was almost over before it began. The mare was set to enter her first race in Miami when she was diagnosed with a fractured coffin bone. Cindy Nassal of Stonecliff Farm Thoroughbreds, owner of Stella (Closing Argument x Rucielo), enlisted the forces of The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Center to get the mare back on track.
Keeping the horse digestive tract on track can be challenging. But new research is helping horse owners better understand one aspect of digestion – how specific combinations of prebiotics and probiotics in horse feed can benefit horses. Foremost is the more efficient digestibility of fiber nutrient fractions in the total diet.
Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center and Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (“TERF”) Announce Scholarship Awards
The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to announce that two Penn Vet students were each awarded a $6,000 scholarship from the Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (“TERF”).
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