Is An Ounce Of Prevention Really Worth It? An Equine Vet Weighs In

There are a plethora of products and services on the equestrian market designed to keep horses healthy, preventing maladies and illnesses. However, Dr. Ramey, a Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine graduate and respected equine veterinarian, notes that more preventative medicine is not always best in the horse world. There are items on the […]

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Colic Or Rabies? Similar Symptoms Can Place Horse Owners At Risk

“The horse was in extreme distress and the horse owners agreed: The only option to alleviate the suffering was euthanasia,” said Ed Murray, DVM, owner of Coosa Valley Equine Center in Pell City, Alabama. Dr. Murray shared his experience about a devastating case that stands out among his 47 years of being an equine veterinarian. […]

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Chickens Aid Researchers In Determining Origin Of Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Researchers say that chickens in Florida have helped them identify a rare, mosquito-borne disease and how it spreads northward. It was determined that Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEE) originates in the Florida panhandle and has spread as far North as Nova Scotia, Canada. Because of Florida’s mild climate, the disease, which affects horses and humans, […]

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Preventing Ticks On Equine Properties

In areas of the country that remain warm throughout the winter, ticks are always in season. For others, however, a brief reprieve from ticks is possible when the weather turns cold. However, with warmer weather on the horizon across the United States, it’s important to begin farm preparation for their return. Preferred tick habitat includes […]

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Biosecurity Measures Key To Preventing Infectious Disease

It’s important to take precautions to ensure the health of horses both at their home farm and while traveling. Racehorses and show horses today are much more mobile than in years past, traveling not only by horse trailer, but also by airplane. When transporting horses, it’s up to the owners, handlers and facility owners to limit […]

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