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    World’s First Successfully Cloned Endangered Przewalski’s Horse Now Learning the Language of Wild Horses

    Science of Managing Wildlife Applied to Increase Species’ Genetic Diversity SAN DIEGO (Sept. 26, 2022) – Kurt—the world’s first successfully cloned Przewalski’s horse—is thriving at his home at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and learning the language of being a wild horse from Holly, a young female of his own species. Kurt and Holly’s pairing is a step in a long process to bring back lost genetic diversity to this endangered species. Kurt is a clone of a male Przewalski’s stallion whose DNA was cryopreserved 42 years ago in San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance’s Wildlife Biodiversity Bank. Kurt moved from his birthplace at ViaGen’s cloning facility in Texas to the…

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    Deadly Equine Disease Kills horses in Colorado

    CAÑON CITY, Colo. – Wild horses at the Wild Horse facility in Canon City have been infected with an unknown yet highly contagious and sometimes fatal disease. The BLM is working with local, state and federal officials to determine the exact cause of death of nearly 150 horses so far since the outbreak began April 23. An equine influenza is suspected to be the cause of the outbreak. The BLM will continue to post Situation Reports to track mortality rates. May 9: The May 9 Situation Report is available with an additional 2 fatalities today. May 8: The May 8 Situation Report is available with an additional 2 fatalities today. May…

  • Bees and Horses - How to CoExist
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    Bees and Horses, How to Coexist

    If you are struggling with bees bothering your horses this spring like I am, I feel your frustration! Nothing has bloomed yet, we are having loads of warm days in between the snowstorms, and the bees are HUNGRY AND CONFUSED! My issues with the bees started extra early this year, in late February. Not to mention the fact beekeeping has become really trendy, but unfortunately, a lot of these beeks (bee geeks, yes it’s a term LOL) are not putting out adequate food on these weird in-between storm warm days. Not to mention the fact that, in my experience, many of these beeks are quick to tear you apart without…

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    Colorado Equine Health Alert : Equine Influenza

    A horse at a private facility in Jefferson County started displaying signs of Equine Influenza on 2/20/2022 and was confirmed to be affected by the disease by an attending veterinarian. At this time only 1 horse is affected although 6 at the facility have been exposed. The horse was purchased at a sale and developed clinical signs within 24 hours. For more information about Equine Influenza go to: Equine Influenza factsheet.  Get more infomration on this event and other outbreaks at EDCC here: https://equinediseasecc.org/alerts

  • A Primer on CBD for Horses from Trove CBD
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    A Primer on CBD for Horses from Trove CBD

    Trove CBD has partnered with us to help inform horse owners about CBD use and specifically how it can benefit our horse and equine partners! Navigating the CBD Equine Obstacle Course Ever since the 2018 Farm Bill removed industrial hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, the availability and popularity of cannabidiol (CBD) products for people and animals has skyrocketed.  Use of CBD for pain, inflammation, and anxiety in horses has become mainstream, and positive results have been widely reported.  But there’s still a lot of confusion out there about CBD for horses.  Does it work?  Can I give my competition horse CBD at or before a USEF or FEI show?  What…

  • Why is my Horses Urine Red
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    Why is my Horse’s Urine Red?

    We tend to notice this in periods where there is snow on the ground. Our horse’s urine turns red or a rust color once in the snow. Typically there is no need to panic (but if your horse has health concerns or you want to be sure – always reach out to your vet). However, if the stream of urine coming out of your horse is orange or red, call your vet immediately.

  • Current Air Quality in Colorado
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    Current Air Quality

    As the fires continue in our state, it is important to note the air quality and air quality advisories if we plan to work our horses. If the air quality is too bad and there are too many particulates you can cause difficulty breathing, coughing, and even infection if horses are worked too hard and inhale too many of those particulates. If you can smell smoke, see ash, can’t see the mountains (or other distant landmarks you can normally see), or in general have a harder time breathing yourself, it is probably a good indicator that you might want to let your horse have the day off of strenuous work.