Bananas and Your Horse

Bananas and Horses

Horses can most certainly eat bananas! However like humans, horses have their own taste palate, so some horses may not enjoy bananas. Not only do bananas offer a great treat alternative, they also provide a great source of potassium. Horses can even eat the…

Ten surprising things you didn’t know about donkeys!

Donkey

We partnered with Foghorn Farm Donkey Training to bring you this informational article on donkeys! Donkeys are one of the most misunderstood domestic animals on the planet. Sure, they look like little horses with long ears, but they are actually a completely different species….

Rabies & Rabies Vaccinations in Colorado

Rabies

by N. Striegel1 Rabies in horses is caused by a virus of the Rhabdovirus family and causes a severe, rapidly progressive neurological disease. It is transmitted via saliva, most commonly through bite wounds from an infected wild animal bite. Symptoms can appear in as…

Meet the hoof!

Hoof Anatomy - Bottom

The hoof is one of the most important parts of the horse, without a good hoof, we have no horse “no hoof, no horse”. So it is important to understand what comprises the hoof, as well as some potential issues you may face with…

Keep your horse drinking & hydrated during these cold weather snaps

Horse Drinking Water in Cold Weather

Most of the year it is pretty easy to keep your horse drinking to stay healthy & hydrated, just provide clean water. But getting a horse to drink the approximate 10 gallons of water they need per day, during cold weather, can be quite…

What is effusion in horses?

We have teamed up with Dr. Bret Luedke and the team at Heritage Equine to give you a comprehensive article on joint effusion in horses. Effusion, by definition is an increased amount of fluid within the synovial compartment of a joint. This fluid accumulation can result…

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…

EQUIOXX® Now Available For Horses in Tablet Form

EQUIOXX® (firocoxib) Tablets received FDA approval in July, and now this new 57mg chewable tablet formulation of the only equine coxib non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) is available for purchase with a prescription.

What is a Digital Pulse? Where Do You Find It?

Equine Digital Pulse

An equine digital pulse is a very useful tool for horse owners in determining if there is pain or inflammation in the hoof (or hooves) of your horse. The digital pulse is the bloodflow through the main artery going into the hooves. A digital…

Senior Horse Care – Keeping Them Healthy

An unfortunate part of horse ownership is that our horses age. And senior horses require a little extra care to ensure they are happy and comfortable in their upper years. As in humans, horses strength and overall body condition diminishes. This does not mean…