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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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Additional Cases Of Anthrax In Texas Horses

On July 29, three additional anthrax cases were reported in Texas. Two horses in Crockett County and one in Uvalde County had been diagnosed with anthrax on July 22, reported the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC). To date, there are 14 areas with confirmed cases of anthrax in five Texas counties: Crockett, Kinney, Sutton, Uvalde, […]

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Like Humans, Stoned Horses Get The Munchies

A veterinarian in Iceland recently told Iceland Magazine that an incident from a few years ago convinced her that horses and humans may have a common reaction to marijuana exposure: hunger. A few years ago, veterinarians with the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority were tasked watching a group of Icelandic horses because they were shivering […]

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The Dirty Truth: Why Horses Eat Soil

Though many horse owners worry something is amiss in an equine diet when their horse is sampling soil, it’s not uncommon for horses to nibble dirt. A natural activity, dirt is a part of the equine diet, says Dr. Amy Gill, for the following reasons: Dirt contains microbes that benefit the equine digestive system. Dirt […]

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