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Today's News - Thursday, March 23, 2017
Amikacin/Ampicillin: Combo of Choice for Septic Foals
In one study, bacteria in 91.5% of the foals were susceptible to this antimicrobial combination.
4 Misconceptions About Alfalfa
Does alfalfa cause kidney problems or respiratory issues? Does it make horses hyper? Specialists shed light on these myths and more.
Poll Recap: Shedding Season
Of the 1,106 respondents, 866 (78%) said they curry or groom their horses to help them shed their winter hair coats.
Data Collection to Begin for 2017 Economic Impact Study
The American Horse Council will begin collecting data on April 1.
The Devil is in the Details
A lot of time planning, and preparation go into preventing an equine disease outbreak, but much more goes into resolving one.
What is a Nutraceutical?
Are you confused about nutraceuticals in your horse's diet? Learn more from our equine nutrition expert.
Trouble's Afoot: Signs Your Horse Has a Hoof Problem Brewing
Find out what hoof problems you can safely manage yourself and when to call in your farrier and/or veterinarian.
The Horse's Countdown to Spring Challenge
Readers prepared to "spring" into action during The Horse’s Countdown to Spring Challenge. Check out our top tips to get your horses and farm ready too!
Participation Sought in National Equine Health Survey
British horse owners and keepers are urged to take part in the National Equine Health Survey from May 22-29.
How to Put Weight Back On Your Horse
Feeding the correct type of calories wisely can help promote weight gain and improved body condition.
Horses' Maintenance Energy Requirements Reviewed
When managing horses' weights, it is important to determine how much energy (calories) they need per day. Here's how to calculate your horse's maintenance energy requirements.
USEF, AERC Issue Joint Statement on Endurance Horse Welfare
The groups expressed "increasing alarm over continued disproportionate equine deaths, equine doping, and catastrophic injuries."
On the Road Again: Equine Respiratory Health in the Trailer
Ammonia exposure during transport can have negative effects on the respiratory system. Here's how to control it.
Lessons Learned From Recent Equine Disease Outbreaks
Cases of contagious equine metritis, herpesvirus, and more have taught officials how to best prevent and respond to outbreaks.
Equine Charities Unite to Put Welfare Policy Into Practice
Brooke, The Donkey Sanctuary, SPANA, and World Horse Welfare will help implement global working equid welfare standards.
Strangles Spread Slowing in Nevada
However, the state agriculture department is still receiving reports of new cases, predominantly in western Nevada.
Three Assisted Reproductive Techniques for Subfertile Mares
Veterinarians can use intracytoplasmic sperm injection, oocyte transfer, and cloning to help subfertile mares produce foals.
Researchers Examine the 'Ecosystem' in the Horse's Gut
Scientists ultimately hope to identify disease biomarkers in gut microbiota that can then be used as diagnostic or prognostic indicators.
Equine Influenza
Equine influenza is a highly contagious respiratory disease. Learn how to protect your horse!
Mares Behaving Badly: Is it Estrus or Something Else?
Find out if your mare's frustrating antics are due to estrus, and learn about ways to keep them in check.
Study: Post-Exercise Snacks Benefit Horses
Allow exercised horses to eat and drink after cooling down to restore lost water and energy, researchers say.
Oklahoma Reports First EIA Case for 2017
The affected horse, an 8-year-old Quarter Horse gelding used in rodeo and roping events, was euthanized.
Denton, County, Texas, EHV Quarantine Released
No other cases of equine herpes myeloencephalopathy, the neurologic disease linked to EHV, have been reported in Texas.
Influenza Confirmed in Horse Stabled Near WEF
The horse, stabled off Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) grounds, has been isolated and tested negative for EHV and strangles.
Equine Herpesvirus Update
With EHV cases reported from California to Kentucky already in 2017, get information you need to protect your horse.
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