VSV (Vesicular Stomatitis) Confirmed in Colorado
Colorado has become the third state in the country to have a confirmed case of vesicular stomatitis (VSV). Follow the Colorado State Department of Agriculture for updates. We will also be updating this page regularly. If you suspect your horse has VS or shows any sores similar to VS, call your vet and do not transport your horse anywhere.
Homemade Fly Spray
Are you looking for a good DIY flyspray that you can make at home? One that actually works? Look no further. This is made with mostly natural ingredients and is much less harsh on your skin/lungs/everything else it gets on.
All About Foaling with Dr. Pat McCue of CSU
We are lucky to have Colorado State University here, they offer an exceptional team of equine vets to the community. Dr. Pat McCue has done a series on the Colorado State University Equine Reproduction Laboratory Facebook Page regarding foaling. If you plan on breeding, we highly recommend watching this to further your education!
CSU Extention – Tool for Colorado Horse Owners
If you are a horse (or livestock, or land) owner in Colorado, you want to know about the CSU Extension! The Extension is dedicated to serving current and future needs of Coloradans by providing educational information and programs that safeguard health, increase livelihood, and enhance well being.
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Product Review: Porta-Grazer™
We wanted to share a product that we have been using for a while now, and absolutely love. It’s the Porta-Grazer™ , which is a way to feed your horse’s hay naturally to them but in a slower manner. The Porta-Grazer™ comes in 3 different sizes: Mini, XL, and Corner Feeder. The image to the right shows approximately how many flakes each size will hold. We personally use the corner feeder, as it holds enough hay to last in between 3 feedings throughout the day/night for large warmbloods. So no more being on a feeding schedule/deadline before your horses tear down the barn!
Tips and Tricks when Switching your Horse’s Hay.
There are a variety of reasons, as horse owners, our hay supply changes. New hay provider, new cutting, new boarding facility, etc.
Vaccine Rules for this Competition Year
If you compete, and any of those competitions are USEF licensed, then you need to stay up to date on the vaccine/vaccination rules. Also, be sure to find out the rules/regulations for your show’s manager and the facility you are showing at. Sometimes these can vary and be more strict, or also require things such as a veterinary health check prior to arrival at the grounds. We put a lot of money into each competition so we don’t want to get turned away at the gate for any reason!
To halter or not to halter in turnout, that is the question.
The age old question, should I leave a halter on my horse during turnout? Everyone has their own opinion (as with everything horse 😂), but here are our thoughts and reasoning behind the options. Horses are gigantic, amazing, strong, beautiful, graceful beings. That also happen to be uber clumsy and really breakable at the worst of times. So why add to the potential catastrophe horses are so good at serving us at the most inopportune times!
Get Ahead of Thursday’s Weather and Colic
We are going to go from a high of 60° on Wednesday to 22° on Thursday (in the Parker area) with a snowstorm moving in overnight (80% chance of snow). This is prime weather for colic. Between the barometric pressure changes, rapid temperature drop, and moisture in the air – horses can colic much easier. This can be due to many factors.
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 does that mean for your horse, donkey, mule, or even other non-equine pets?