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Be Prepared for an Equine Health Emergency
If you own horses long enough, sooner or later you are likely to confront a medical emergency. From lacerations to colic to foaling difficulties, there are many emergencies that a horse owner may encounter. You must know how to recognize serious problems and respond promptly, taking appropriate action while awaiting the arrival of your veterinarian.... Read the full article

The Benefits and Dangers of Alternative Medicine
The primary concern for any horse owner is keeping your horse in great health. With several options in healthcare to choose from, deciding on the best program for your horse can be overwhelming. Alternative therapies can be a positive addition to your horse’s health program, but like anything else, it is important to educate yourself in the world of alternative medicine before introducing them to your horse.... Read the full article

Like Living in the Wild: Natural Equestrian Homes
Modernizing a horse’s environment to convenience the needs of humans could have damaging effects on the health of our horse companions. In order to maintain the physical and mental well being of your horse it is important to become familiar with how a horse lives in its natural environment. Making changes to your barn or landscape so that it reflects a horse’s natural environment could improve your horse’s overall health while adding visual interest to your already existing barn or stable.... Read the full article

From Colic to Respiratory Disease: Illnesses Affecting Horses Today
Illness prevention is critical in maintaining equine health. Though an owner can never be certain that their horse will not fall victim to an equine illness, having the ability to identify potential symptoms and take action could make a big difference in the overall health of your horse. With several different kinds of illnesses affecting horses today, learning about the different types, signs and symptoms, and treatment techniques is more important than ever before.... Read the full article

Preventative Medicine Key to Keeping Horses Healthy
With media headlines warning that West Nile Virus is striking harder this year, horse owners are taking preventative measures to protect the animals they love. Of course, the potentially deadly virus is not the only threat to horse health. Worms, ulcers and a myriad of other issues seek to plague our equine friends. As all veterinarians recommend: The key to horse health is preventing problems before they begin. This is easy to do if you purchase vaccines, wormers, and ulcer preventatives from 1-800-PetMeds. Of course, the cost of equine medications can be high because of the sheer size of the horse, but 1-800-PetMeds offers the lowest prices, making it affordable to keep your horse healthy.... Read the full article

Equestrian Dental Care Tips
When raising horses, there are so many things that you have to think about on a daily basis. And many horse owners admit to letting their horse’s dental health slide to the bottom on their list of priorities. This month, I want to encourage each and every one of you to set aside some time to learn more about your horse’s dental health, and why it is so crucial to the overall health and well being of your horses. A little bit of knowledge coupled with a good equestrian dentist can make a world of difference.... Read the full article

10 Tips for Caring for the Older Horse
Because of advances in nutrition, management and health care, horses are living longer, more useful lives. It’s not uncommon to find horses and ponies living well into their 20s and 30s. While genetics play a role in determining life span, you too, can have an impact.... Read the full article

The Barn Next Door: Buying vs. Renting
Perhaps one of the most important considerations relevant to horse ownership is choosing where to board your horse. There are advantages and disadvantages to boarding your horse on your own property or choosing to board your horse at a local stable. By prioritizing your needs and taking your lifestyle and the health of your horse into consideration, you will be able to make the decision that is right for you.... Read the full article

Out of the Barn: Exercising Your Horse on Trips and Trails
Exercise is essential to equine health. Now that spring has arrived, the weather is getting nicer, and summer is around the corner, it is a great time to be creative when developing your horse’s exercise program. Taking your horse out of the barn and adding variety can not only provide your horse with the exercise it needs to remain fit, it can also be a fun outdoor activity for the whole family.... Read the full article

Help Your Foal Grow with Proper Nutrition
A healthy foal will grow rapidly, gaining in height, weight and strength almost before your eyes. From birth to age two, a young horse can achieve 90 percent or more of its full adult size, sometimes putting on as many as three pounds per day. Feeding young horses is a balancing act, as the nutritional start a foal gets can have a profound effect on its health and soundness for the rest of its life.... Read the full article

Help Your Horses Heal Naturally
Horse expert Ivana Holub shares cost-saving information about safe and natural remedies for your horse. “After a decade of dedicating myself to healing horses the natural way, I decided to write a book that reveals all the new, old and forgotten discoveries available,” Holub says. “The information in this book could save your horse’s life.”... Read the full article

Learn to Recognize Your Horse’s Dental Problems
Horses with dental problems may show obvious signs, such as pain or irritation, or they may show no noticeable signs at all. This is because some horses simply adapt to their discomfort. For this reason, periodic dental examinations are essential to your horse’s health.... Read the full article

Don’t Skip the Purchase Exam
Owning a horse can be a big investment in time, money and emotion. Unfortunately, horses seldom come with a money-back guarantee. That’s why it is so important to investigate the horse’s overall health and condition through a purchase exam conducted by an equine veterinarian. Whether you want a horse as a family pet, a pleasure mount, a breeding animal, or a high performance athlete, you stand the best chance of getting one that meets your needs by investing in a purchase exam.... Read the full article


AQHA Releases New “Your Horse’s Health” DVD Collection
September 12, 2006, Amarillo, Texas – The American Quarter Horse Association released its newest educational DVD, “Your Horse’s Health I,” which explores many conditions, ailments, diseases and health-related topics. This is the first in a three-DVD ... Read the full release

The National Institute for Animal Agriculture focuses on health
One Health: Implications for Animal Agriculture was the theme of the 2010 annual meeting of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture on March 15-17 in Kansas City, Missouri. “One Health is a worldwide initiative focused on the interdepend... Read the full release

New AAEP Web Site Delivers More Equine-Health Resources
Guided by its mission to improve the health and welfare of the horse, the American Association of Equine Practitioners has relaunched its Web site, www.aaep.org, with new educational tools for veterinarians and the addition of equine-health resources... Read the full release

American Horse Council and Pfizer Animal Health Form Alliance
The American Horse Council would like to welcome Pfizer Animal Health as its most recent Gold Sponsor. “We are very pleased that Pfizer Animal Health is supporting the AHC’s efforts in WashingtonD.C. This is a very exciting opportunity ... Read the full release

Pfizer Animal Health Makes Special Donation to the Barbaro Fund for Equine Health and Safety Research
EVENT: Jockey Autograph Session PLACE: Belmont Park, Elmont, NY TIME: 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. EST DATE: June 26, 2010 Event Description: Join Pfizer Animal Health and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) at a special event to... Read the full release

Nutramax Laboratories, Inc. Launches Cosequin® HA+ASU Treats for Horses
Edgewood, MD - Nutramax Laboratories, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of Cosequin® HA+ASU Treats. Cosequin HA+ASU Treats provide a high quality hyaluronic acid (HA) along with avocado/soybean unsaponifiables (ASU) for joint health. Cosequin ... Read the full release

Morris Animal Foundation Offers Equine Health Sponsorship Opportunities
Denver, Colorado, October 2, 2006: Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) provides a unique opportunity for individuals or groups to demonstrate love for and help horses via its animal health study/research sponsorships. MAF has published its 2007 directory... Read the full release

The American Horse Council Joins Forces with Intervet Schering Plough Animal Health
The American Horse Council is pleased to announce that Intervet Schering Plough Animal Health has become the newest sponsor of the AHC. This is a great opportunity for Intervet Schering Plough Animal Health to show their support of the American Hors... Read the full release

PreventiCare Celebrates Ten Years of Healthy Horses
997, Pfizer Animal Health’s PreventiCare(TM) is an equine wellness program that is designed to promote the overall health of horses through routine veterinary care and a sound deworming program. The premise behind the creation of this program was Pfi... Read the full release

Freedom Health Launches Completely Redesigned Website
Aurora, OH (September 24, 2010)—Freedom Health, LLC, announces the launch of its new website for SUCCEED® Digestive Conditioning Program® at www.succeed-equine.com. The newly designed and updated site supports the company’s overal... Read the full release

Western College of Veterinary Medicine's Horse Health Lines Now Online
(Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) – October 16, 2006 – The Autumn 2006 issue of Horse Health Lines, news publication for the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s Equine Health Research Fund, is now online at www.ehrf.usask.ca (click on “News”).Highlights... Read the full release

Lynn Palm– Palm Partnership Training™ Riding Tips Featured in Women’s Health Magazine
Lynn Palm and Palm Partnership Training ™ riding tips are featured in the “Long Weekend – You Can do This” Whitefish, MT, dude ranch article in Women’s Health magazine’s October 2007 issue.Palm’s “Driving Mr. Ed” featured in Women’s Health provides ... Read the full release

Liz Pinkston Wins Barrel Racing Average at the 2005 NFR
and Speedy Doc Holiday fired hard at this year’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Barrel Racing and took home the top spot in the average for the event. Pinkston’s 10 rounds yielded an average of 142.65/10 and she finished in the money in five rounds.... Read the full release

Western College of Veterinary Medicine's Horse Health Lines (Summer 2010) now online
(Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) — The Summer 2010 issue of Horse Health Lines, news publication for the Western College of Veterinary Medicine's Equine Health Research Fund, is now online and available in a reader-friendly, digitized format at www.eh... Read the full release

ARENUS to Attend FEI World Cup
St. Louis, MO, April 13, 2009 - Arenus, a company dedicated to improving the health, performance and longevity of all horses and dogs, announced today their attendance at The Rolex FEI World Cup in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 15 – April 19, 2009. ARENUS... Read the full release

Equine Health to be Featured at Equine Affaire Ohio
Members of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) will present the latest equine health information during Equine Affaire, to be held April 6 - 9 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio. Veterinarians understand that good equine he... Read the full release

North Carolina Horse Council Designates February as 'Horse Health Awareness Month'
February 1-28, 2005, has been designated by the North Carolina Horse Council as "Horse Health Awareness Month." Horse Health Awareness Month is designed to help owners call attention to their horse's health needs. Some equine veterinary practitione... Read the full release

TheHorse.com Archives 12,000th Horse Health Article
Lexington, Ky. – TheHorse.com, companion Web site to The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care, the equine industry's foremost horse health care magazine, recently archived its 12,000th horse health article. TheHorse.com article archives are an eas... Read the full release

AAEP-Member Veterinarians to Share Expertise at Western States Horse Expo
The latest in cutting-edge equine health information will be deliveredduring the Western States Horse Expo, June 9 - 11, 2006, in Sacramento,Calif. Veterinarians representing the American Association of EquinePractitioners (AAEP) will discuss severa... Read the full release

AAEP-Member Veterinarians to Share Expertise at Western States Horse Expo
The latest in cutting-edge equine health information will be deliveredduring the Western States Horse Expo, June 9 - 11, 2006, in Sacramento,Calif. Veterinarians representing the American Association of EquinePractitioners (AAEP) will discuss severa... Read the full release




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