What You Must Know When Feeding Genetically Modified Commercial Feed to Your Horse

Every day we are bombarded with the detrimental effects of chemicals in our food and in the products we put on our bodies. We do what we can not to consume these products but let’s be honest, living a completely organic lifestyle is expensive and can be cost prohibitive for most of us. However, if we only partially change the food we consume and products we use, we will improve our lives and we can do the same...

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"...

When strangles strikes, Part II

In the face of an outbreak, most people feel that vaccinating the unaffected horses (those that are not showing any clinical signs or have developed a fever) will help reduce the severity of the disease if they do contact it. It may not prevent them from acquiring it, but it will provide some immunity...In the face of an outbreak, most people feel that vaccinating the unaffected horses (those that are not showing any clinical signs or have developed a fever) will help reduce...

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 ...