Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy – Positive Horse in Colorado

EHV - Equine Herpes Virus

A 17-year old quarter horse mare used for barrel racing was diagnosed with Equine Herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM) in Grand Junction,  Mesa County, Colorado. The mare is recovering from urinary incontinence and hindlimb ataxia. The premises with a total of 10 horses is quarantined with…

Tragedy Hits in Colorado

We recently heard of a tragedy in the equestrian community here in Colorado. One of our own, a 36-year-old woman named Laura Miller, was killed by a lightning strike as she rode her horse on a trail in Colorado this past Sunday. She was riding…

EIA (Equine Infectious Anemia) – EIA Positive Horse in Colorado

EIA Positive Horse in Colorado

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 8, 2017 Contacts: Christi Lightcap, (303) 869-9005, Christi.Lightcap@state.co.us Dr. Keith Roehr, (303) 869-9130, Keith.Roehr@state.co.us EIA-Positive Horse Identified In Colorado BROOMFIELD, Colo. –On May 4, 2017, the Colorado Department of Agriculture, State Veterinarian’s Office, was notified by the US Department of…

Are there any current disease outbreaks in Colorado? The short answer is YES.

Strangles Outbreak in Colorado

There have been a LOT of posts floating around the interwebs about strangles and disease outbreaks in Colorado. Heritage Equine from Parker, Colorado and the Equine Disease Communication Center have confirmed this to be true.

Colorado Horse Seizure Case

Colorado Horse Seizure

Dozens of horses were seized from a property in Penrose during an animal cruelty investigation. In regards to this Colorado Horse Seizure: On Monday, the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office announced the horse owner, 42-year-old Penny Gingerich, was charged with 64 counts of cruelty to animals,…

USEF Submits Comment on USDA’s Proposed Amendments to Horse Protection Regulations

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has submitted a comment in response to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) proposed amendments to the regulations that implement the Horse Protection Act. In its comment, the USEF seeks to partner with the USDA in the…

Meet the Colorado Horsecare Foodbank & Come Support the Cause at a fun & amazing event!

Colorado Horsecare Foodbank (www.HorseFoodBank.org) provides temporary grants of emergency hay, grain, and veterinary & hoof care, for Colorado horses when their owners are unable to keep their horses fed, or provide veterinary care and horse-shoeing, due to natural disasters, job loss, divorce, catastrophic medical expenses, and other difficult…

Julie Goodnight and Barbra Schulte Partner Up for Women’s Riding and Wholeness Retreat at C Lazy U Ranch

**This article is a sponsored post by Julie Goodnight*** SALIDA, Colorado, September 30, 2016—For the first time ever, horsemanship clinician Julie Goodnight and renowned cutting horse trainer Barbra Schulte team up to present their Women’s Riding and Wholeness Retreat at Granby, Colorado’s C Lazy U…

Tails Getting Cut Off in Golden Area

We have heard of the unfortunate news that tail cutters are at it again – specifically in the Golden, CO area. From what we have heard, the attacks are happening at random and during the night.

Colorado Skijoring Accidents end up in Tragedy

Colorado Skijoring

Colorado Skijoring is a sport that involves a horse and rider galloping while pulling another person on skis through obstacles on snow.