Competition Horse Medication Ethics, Part 1 of 2

By SID GUSTAFSON, DVM Practitioner/Equine Behaviour Educator, Bozeman, MT Part 1 of 2 Appreciation of the evolved nature and behavior of horses provides the foundation for the veterinary care of equine athletes. The establishment of a veterinary patient client relationship (VCPR) is instrumental in providing ethical care for the competition horse. Ethical veterinary practice supports… Continue reading Competition Horse Medication Ethics, Part 1 of 2

Surviving laminitis: QUT launches worldwide horse study

QUT PRESS RELEASE Queensland University of Technology It is a disease that has taken the life of Black Caviar's brother, the most expensive yearling sold at public auction in Australia, but to the average horse owner laminitis is a killer that often strikes without warning. Dr Melody de Laat, from QUT's Science and Engineering Faculty,… Continue reading Surviving laminitis: QUT launches worldwide horse study

Help us help carriage horses beat heat and abuse this summer

TOO HOT TO TROT Temperatures in many parts of the US are already unseasonably high, and a long hot summer predicted for much of the nation and our neighbors to the north. We are highly concerned about carriage horses who may be forced to work in weather too hot for them, perhaps without enough water,… Continue reading Help us help carriage horses beat heat and abuse this summer

Horse stem cell therapy reaches another milestone

Source: Press Release POWAY, CA--(Marketwire - December 1, 2010) - Vet-Stem, the world's leading Regenerative Veterinary Medicine™ company, is pleased to announce a new milestone of 4,000 horses treated with Vet-Stem Cell therapy. Vet-Stem began providing stem cells to veterinarians in 2004 and has now provided stem cells for the treatment of 4,000 horses. Greater… Continue reading Horse stem cell therapy reaches another milestone

Tucson lady helps hurting horses with Yoga

Gloria Hester of Tucson combines techniques including Yoga to help hurting horses. Cross-posted from Rynski's Blogski One of her clients, a gelding, could barely move his neck after a traumatic accident 12 years ago. His neck was so bent out of shape that it actually got in the way of his front legs when he… Continue reading Tucson lady helps hurting horses with Yoga

Illegal horse imports into Britain lift risk of deadly disease (UK)

Cross-posted from New Zealand Horse Talk Horses illegally imported into Britain are increasing the risk of African Horse Sickness being introduced, a recent report says. The report, commissioned by a government and industry group - the African Horse Sickness Working Group - believes an outbreak in Britain could halve the nation's equine industry and cost… Continue reading Illegal horse imports into Britain lift risk of deadly disease (UK)

Saracen to launch new get fit feed (UK)

A new feed to help owners keep their horses fit and healthy is being launched by Saracen Horse Feeds next month. The new product, Shape-Up, will be unveiled on 14 November. In the run up to the launch Saracen Horse Feeds has released a series of cartoons of a horse dressed for the gym —… Continue reading Saracen to launch new get fit feed (UK)

Beware as equine virus grows more dangerous (US)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Horse owners, beware. An equine virus is growing more dangerous. The equine herpes virus type 1, or EHV-1, usually causes a respiratory infection. But the virus also takes a different form that strikes a horse's central nervous system, sometimes causing death. Wisconsin agriculture officials say researchers have found the neurologic form… Continue reading Beware as equine virus grows more dangerous (US)

Focus on the welfare of the horse (how vet groups see it)

The causes of animal neglect and abuse vary, but two main ones generally are economic reasons and ignorance of what proper care of horses entails. By NANCY BRANNON | Mid-South Horse Review News | Story URL This year’s American Horse Council National Issues Forum focused on welfare of the horse. Dr. Scott Palmer, former President… Continue reading Focus on the welfare of the horse (how vet groups see it)

Purina Mills horse owner workshops (US)

Purina Mills HOW --- Horse Owner Workshops These events are billed as the number one horse owner educational event in the U.S. The “edutainment” event brings together top clinicians, trainers, equine experts and the veterinarian to help give the horse owning public an enhanced understanding of their horses and how to better care for them.… Continue reading Purina Mills horse owner workshops (US)