Red Maple Leaf Toxicosis

Your favorite mount, Trigger, has been "a little off" lately. He wasn't as enthusiastic as usual at breakfast, and he appears a little sluggish in his stall. A closer inspection reveals that Trigger has an elevated heart rate (Vital Signs: The Link to Your Horses Health), brown mucous membranes and is becoming progressively weaker. Concerned, you call your veterinarian who insists that you bring Trigger in at once.Your favorite mount, Trigger, has been "a little off"...

White Spots

I have owned my 5 year old Quarter Horse mare since she was 10 months old. She was solid chestnut until about three month ago when she suddenly started developing a star on her forehead. The only exception ...I have owned my 5 year old Quarter Horse mare since she was 10 months old. She was solid chestnut until about three month ago when she suddenly started developing a star on her forehead. The only exception ...

Best way to judge a horses age?

'm wondering if there's another way of judging a horses age instead of looking at their teeth? I was mislead by a seller, he said 17 and the vet said 25-30. Could a horse just be born with bad teeth?'m wondering if there's another way of judging a horses age instead of looking at their teeth? I was mislead by a seller, he said 17 and the vet said 25-30. Could a horse just be born with bad teeth?

Apaloosa colt developes rainrot

I have a 20 month Appaloosa colt and he has rainrot. We have tried everything to get it off. Nothing has worked. We are probably going to shave the covered area. Our vet says that after shaving him, we ...I have a 20 month Appaloosa colt and he has rainrot. We have tried everything to get it off. Nothing has worked. We are probably going to shave the covered area. Our vet says that after shaving him, we ...

Virus kills 13 horses at University of Findlay

An especially virulent form of the equine herpes virus has charged through the barns of the University of Findlay, in Findlay Ohio, leaving 13 horses dead, 30 seriously ill, and many more feeling some degree of illness. Students and teachers have been devastated by ...An especially virulent form of the equine herpes virus has charged through the barns of the University of Findlay, in Findlay Ohio, leaving 13 horses dead, 30 seriously ill, and many more feeling some degree of illness. Students...

Testosterone levels in studs

We recently had a Testerone test done on our 20 year old stud. He successfully covered all our mares in 2000 and has covered at least two mares this year. But later in the spring he seemed not to be interested in...We recently had a Testerone test done on our 20 year old stud. He successfully covered all our mares in 2000 and has covered at least two mares this year. But later in the spring he seemed not to be interested in...

Joint supplements vs. Injections

I have a 10 yr. old Gelding that I Barrel Race. He supposedly has had joint problems in the past but I don't see anything obvious with him at this time. My questions is, should I be ...I have a 10 yr. old Gelding that I Barrel Race. He supposedly has had joint problems in the past but I don't see anything obvious with him at this time. My questions is, should I be ...