Written By: Walt Friedrich We’ve touched on this subject in previous articles, but it’s important enough for an occasional revisit, just as a reminder. Our horse is not wired in the same way as we are, as he constantly demonstrates, but we’ve become so used to it that we rarely notice it any more. You […]
Written By: Annette McCoy, DVM, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine What is equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM)? EPM is a disease of the central nervous system (brain and/or spinal cord) that is caused by the protozoal organism Sarcocystis neurona. The main host for this organism is the opossum and horses that are exposed to […]
Written By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. Let me tell you about Bugsy. He was an Appendix Quarter Horse I rescued a few years ago. When he came to me, he was significantly underweight, suffered from an old stifle injury, and had a distrustful attitude. A few months later, he’d filled out, was running up and […]
Written By: Raffa Teixera DVM & Stephanie Valberg DVM, PhD, University of Minnesota Flunixin meglumine (Banamine) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent that is very effective for the relief of pain, inflammation and fever in horses.
Written By: Juliet M. Getty , PhD. As temperatures begin to dip, Dr. Juliet Getty, equine nutrition specialist, wants your horse to make the transition to winter feeding in good shape, and that means understanding about the sugar and starch that lurk in your fall pasture growth. If you have horses that are overweight, insulin resistant, or […]
Written By Walt Friedrich Ah, this time it’s one of everyone’s least favorite subjects – equine dentistry. But as with our own human dentistry, it must be faced – it’s an important part of the responsibility we take on when we make a home for and share our lives with horses.
Written By J. Wilson, DVM and K. Martinson, PhD, University of Minnesota Owning a horse is a major responsibility, and a significant investment of both time and money. Most owners do not generate income from their horse, but are intent on spending time with their equine companion. During tough economic times, horse owners need to […]
Q/A from Monty Roberts Newsletter
WRITTEN BY: Julie Christie, MS, Rochester Community and Technical College With the dwindling economy and increasing price of hay and fuel, the cost of buying a horse has decreased. The costs and responsibilities associated with owning a horse, however, have not decreased, but increased. On a yearly basis, how much money does it cost to […]
Like everything you would prepare for a show, you should prepare the same for an accident. Are you going on a longer than normal trip? Gather your resources. Make a travel plan and where you plan to overnight. Locate veterinarians along your route and load the closer ones into your phone or write them down. […]