• Stem Cells as a Potential Future Treatment for Equine Asthma
    Horse Health,  Horse Ownership in Colorado

    Stem Cells as a Potential Future Treatment for Equine Asthma

    The study could one day help horses and even humans suffering from asthma utilizing biologic therapy. Asthma usually ends a horse’s athletic career, but stem cell therapy could be a promising treatment option in the future. Heaves is a disease that can leave a horse struggling to breathe. It can end athletic careers and even render a pleasure horse unsuitable for riding. Commonly known today as equine asthma, it’s irreversible and brought on by repeated exposure to dust and molds. Ontario Veterinary College researcher Doctor Bienzle has a long history of primary and collaborative work studying asthma in horses. Her most recent contributions include working with a group of researchers in Slovenia. These…

  • Horse Breeding,  Horse Health,  Horse Ownership in Colorado

    Making ‘true’ equine IVF a reproducible success

    By: Katherine Unger Baillie | Kbaillie@Upenn.Edu Assisted reproduction has become an invaluable technique for horse owners hoping to pass on to another generation the characteristics of cherished and successful animals. But for decades, one of the most common methods used in assisted reproduction in humans and other animals—standard in vitro fertilization (IVF)—has been stubbornly difficult to achieve. “It’s a frustrating thing,” says Katrin Hinrichs, professor of reproduction at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, who, alongside her other research programs, has tried for more than three decades to tackle conventional equine IVF, in essence, convincing a sperm to fertilize an egg in a Petri dish. “When we put horse sperm with eggs, they…

  • Littleton Equine Purchases Colorado Horse Park
    Colorado Horse News,  Horse Ownership in Colorado

    Congratulations to Littleton Equine Medical Center (LEMC) on the Purchase of the Colorado Horse Park

    A message from Dr. Kelly Tisher at Littleton Equine Medical Center: “We are thrilled to announce our purchase of the CO Horse Park! This venue has been and will continue to be such an asset to our Colorado Equestrian Community. Over the next few years, our plan is to create a world class equine clinic at the horse park as well as continuing to improve and expand the horse show facility. We couldn’t ask for a better partner in producing our horse shows than LEG Shows & Events and Charlotte Robson and we’re looking forward to an amazing 2023 show season!” And a Facebook statement from Littleton Equine: “Singletree Equestrian,…

  • Horse Care,  Horse Health,  Horse Ownership in Colorado

    New & Improved Horse Microchip Look Up Website

    Microchips are extremely important for keeping your horses safe. Many animals reunite with their owner’s thanks to their chips. A microchip is a great way to guarantee the identity and facilitate fair competition. The American Horse Council and AHC Foundation are happy to support this through two different programs. First, thanks to the great support of our member Equine MicrochipID, the AHC offers free microchips to horse owners. Second, the AHC is proud to debut our updated horse-specific microchip lookup tool, a website helping owners, competitors, rescuers and law enforcement correctly identify horses. The microchip is the first part, but your horse’s microchip number is only half of the journey. The…

  • Colorado Horse News,  Giveaways,  Horse Ownership in Colorado

    American Horse Council is giving away a John Deere S240 Riding Mower!

    The American Horse Council (AHC), the voice of the horse industry in Washington, D.C, is announcing their Member Appreciation Giveaway. Thanks to a gracious donation from their partners, Equine Discounts, the American Horse Council will be giving away a John Deere S240 Riding Mower to one lucky winner. Any person or organization that is a member of the American Horse Council, United Horse Coalition (UHC), or Equine Welfare Data Collective (EWDC), is eligible to win. To enter, email a brief video or written statement about what you find valuable or important about the work of the AHC, UHC, or EWDC to info@horsecouncil.org by 11:59 pm EST on October 23, 2022. Make sure…

  • Colorado Horse News,  Horse Health,  Horse Ownership in Colorado

    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…

  • Colorado Horse News,  Horse Health,  Horse Ownership in Colorado

    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
    Facility Management,  Horse Care,  Horse Health,  Horse Ownership in Colorado,  Product Reviews

    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…

  • Colorado Horse News,  Horse Health,  Horse Ownership in Colorado

    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