The Eclipse and my Equine: Will They Be OK?

A total solar eclipse will be visible across the U.S. on August 21, the first time on the U.S. mainland since 1979. Depending on where you live in the United States, up to 99.4% of the sun will be covered by the moon. What…

What Is My Donkey DOING!?

More great facts about donkeys!

We have partnered up with Rachel from Foghorn Farm Donkey Training again to bring you another informative article about Donkeys! Donkeys are not small horses with long ears and small tails. Oftentimes owners get surprised at certain donkey traits and behaviors because they are either…

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…

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…

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…

Trailering Etiquette Between Friends

Not all of us are lucky enough to own our own truck/trailer for trailering our horses where they need to go. So if you are not hiring a professional hauler and are instead using a friend to help you out; please be sure to…

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…