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Beyond NSAIDs: Diet Can Help Support A Horse Battling Uveitis

Uveitis is the leading cause of blindness among horses in the United States, and veterinarians are still looking for the best ways to manage the painful inflammation. Most medical management is focused on the acute phase of the disease, when the horse is treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatories. That doesn’t mean there aren’t other ways to […]

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Not All Blooms Are Beautiful: The Dangers Of Blue-Green Algae

Blue-green algae has long been common in lakes and ponds, but it’s getting a lot of attention recently for its potentially toxic impacts on dogs — but horses can be impacted, too. Though there are over 80 known kinds of blue-green algae that produce toxins, the algae are not normally toxic unless it “blooms,” meaning […]

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Using Ponds As Water Sources For Horses

What’s more natural than allowing your horses to drink out of a pond in their pasture? Though it’s a common way to provide water, using this type of water source may lead to trampling of banks and contamination of water with fertilizer or manure, leading to an overgrowth of algae. Limiting nutrients and light may discourage algal […]

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