Content tagged "horse health"

Are there any trees/shrubs that are toxic to horses?

Horses Updated: September 09, 2013

Several good reference works are available to help answer your question. In the Northeast, you can utilize the following Web site from Cornell University...

Gastric Ulcers in Horses

Horses Updated: July 13, 2013

Find out more about how gastric ulcers can silently affect your horse’s health.

Protect Your Barn and Horses from Disease

 Learn more about prevention, protection, and proactive ways of minimizing disease risk in your horse facility. Is your horse farm at risk from an equine...

Temperature, Pulse and Respiration in a Horse

Horses Updated: July 03, 2013

Craig Wood, University of KentuckyTemperature, pulse, and respiration ( TPR) are the basic physiological parameters every horse owner or care provider should...

Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) Outbreak

Horses Updated: April 15, 2013

Find out more about the recent Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) outbreak and access links to recent reports and resources.

How much benefit can carrots provide in the case of suspected equine vitamin A deficiency?

Horses Updated: January 04, 2012

Years ago, chopped carrots might have made up a significant portion of a work horse's diet. In Europe, root vegetables are more likely to be fed chopped or...

If I notice my horse is losing weight, can I use a blanket on cold nights to help prevent weight loss?

Horses Updated: January 04, 2012

 If you feel your horse is unable to maintain its weight due to the cold, then a blanket may help. You need to make sure to remove it daily to check for sore...

Fly control in horses

Horses Updated: September 28, 2011

Craig Wood, University of KentuckyFly control should be initiated in late spring or late fall. Weather that is hot and dry or cold and wet produces fewer...

Standing Bandages

Horses Updated: September 28, 2011

The standing bandage is used on many performance horses during performances or for standing for half or all of a day. The wrap should be snug, clean, and...

Shipping Bandages

Horses Updated: September 27, 2011

Craig Wood, University of KentuckyThere is a plethora of commercially available protective shipping gear for equine legs-- everything from a simple...

Determining the Age of Horses by Their Teeth

Updated: September 20, 2010

Wayne Loch and Melvin Bradley Department of Animal Sciences The art of determining the age of horses by inspection of the teeth is an old one. It can be...

Common Lamenesses in Horses

Updated: September 20, 2010

Murray P. Brown, DVM, MSc, DACVS, Appleton Endowed Professor of Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida The suspensory ligament is an...

Equine Purchase Exams

Updated: September 14, 2010

Glenn F. Anderson, DVM,Private Equine Practitioner; Carolynn MacAllister, DVM, OSU Extension Veterinarian Unlike other consumer products that one might...

Assessing the Health and Well-being of Horses

Updated: September 10, 2010

Colleen Brady, Ed Pajor, Janice Sojka, Nicole Buck, John Berends, Mark Russell Department of Animal Sciences, Purdue University; Department of Veterinary...

Basic Dental Care For Horses

Updated: May 11, 2010

By Dr. Jenifer Nadeau, Equine Extension Specialist, University of Connecticut When was the last time you had your horse’s teeth checked? If you’re like...

How to Give Your Horse an Intramuscular Injection

Updated: March 04, 2010

ANR-1018, New Dec 1996. Cynthia A. McCall, Extension Animal Scientist, Associate Professor, Animal and Dairy Sciences, Auburn University Most horse owners...

Pinworms in horses

Horses Updated: September 16, 2009

Craig Wood, University of Kentucky Internal parasites are small organisms that live a portion of their life cycle in a host animal, the horse in this case....

Stomach bots in horses

Horses Updated: September 16, 2009

Craig Wood, University of Kentucky Internal parasites are small organisms that live a portion of their life cycle in a host animal. They live in internal...

Strongyles in horses

Horses Updated: September 16, 2009

Craig Wood, University of Kentucky Internal parasites are small organisms that live a portion of their life cycle in a host animal. They live in internal...

Strongyloides (Threadworm) in horses

Horses Updated: September 16, 2009

Craig Wood, University of Kentucky Internal parasites are small organisms that live a portion of their life cycle in a host animal. They live in internal...

Management and control of internal parasites in horses

Horses Updated: September 16, 2009

Craig Wood, University of Kentucky Contrary to popular belief, many horses that have dangerous parasite levels appear to be perfectly healthy. From the...

Treating cuts and tears in horses

Horses Updated: September 16, 2009

Craig Wood, University of Kentucky Wounds require immediate attention and first aid treatment. The seriousness of a wound depends on the location, depth,...

Wrap or Bandage a Knee

Horses Updated: September 16, 2009

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky It is more difficult to apply bandaging over the knees and hocks. Care must be taken to not place pressure on the...

Wrap or Bandage the Forearm

Horses Updated: September 16, 2009

Craig Wood, University of Kentucky Wounds on a horse's forearm are difficult to bandage because of the forearm's shape. The tapering of the forearm will...

Wrap a leg below the knee or hock

Horses Updated: September 16, 2009

Craig Wood, University of Kentucky Numbers correspond to leg drawings above. Note all hand positions. Learn more about bandaging a horse's leg.

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