Sponsored by ADM Animal Nutrition Today’s performance horses are challenged with a multitude of stressors including exercise, hauling, and stall confinement. Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) and gastric discomfort affect an estimated 50 to 90% of all performance horses. This man-made condition is a product of stress, reduced forage intake, intermittent feeding, confinement, and/or high […]
The Equine Disease Communication Center online database, which tracks reports of infectious equine diseases, is celebrating five years of informing horse owners and health professionals.
The recently discovered MYH1 genetic mutation can cause debilitating illness, but experts say horse owners can take steps to lessen the chances of triggering serious muscular damage.
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“Team roping has become so competitive that you have to have a good horse. And if you don’t have a good horse, you aren’t going to be very competitive. So you just need to keep ‘em healthy and really cherish the good ones you have.” Meet LubriSyn team member Mary Ann Brown and her sweet […]
Sponsored by Standlee Premium Western Forage Written by Dr. Stephen Duren We have all heard the terms: “feeling their oats,” “high,” “fizzy,” “hot” and “hyper.” All terms used by horse owners to describe the effect that grain or certain feeds seem to have on the behavior of their horses. Does feeding management or individual feed […]
As a follow-up to last month’s column about the condition of cryptorchidism in young stallions, this month we will look at your options for treatment. The saying goes that sometimes the cure can be worse than the disease, but I would say the opposite is the case for cryptorchidism. You may not have had the […]
I have a theory that states the size of a stallion’s testicles is inversely proportional to their “undesirable” behavior. Stated another way, the smaller the testicles, the more the attitude; the larger the testicles, the calmer-minded the stallion. Over 20 years of equine veterinary medicine, I have found this to be true of horses and […]
Monitoring your horse’s poop is not for the faint of heart, but it is a good way to find out what’s going on inside his body. Handling horse poop may not sound appetizing to most people, but it’s part of Megan Petty, DVM’s, job at Tularosa Equine Clinic in Tularosa, New Mexico. Manure is a […]
Equine health professionals from New York and Wisconsin were recently honored for their skill and dedication with the 2018 Champions of the Cause Award.