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

EIA Positive Horse in Colorado

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 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…

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.

Hands in Horses

Hands in Horses

As you may (or may not) know, horses are measured in hands. And not everyone knows exactly what that means; we will clarify that for you. One hand = 4 inches. A “tall horse” to you does not mean it is 16+ hands. It…

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…