prevention

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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Four Keys For Preventing Winter Colic

While colic can happen at any time of year, there are certain types of colic that are more likely to occur during the winter. The type of colic that occurs most frequently in cold months is impaction related, where feed stuffs accumulate and cause a blockage in the intestinal tract. This then backs up additional […]

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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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