“Feeding Horses in Winter- A Senior and Arthritic Horse Nutritional Overview for Cooler Temperature Management,” a Live Webinar
Presented by Biostar EQ
Gordonsville, VA (November 11, 2013) - Biostar EQ and Tigger Montague will be hosting “Feeding Horses in Winter- A Senior and Arthritic Horse Nutritional Overview for Cooler Temperature Management,” a free webinar open to the public. The event will take place on Tuesday, December 10th, at 8PM EST.
Tigger will be discussing and answering questions related to:
increasing circulation in the horse through nutrition ,
providing warmth and nourishment through whole foods,
proper electrolyte balance in the body,
and more effective ways to feed mashes.
Nov 11, 2013, 14:51
American Horse Council Briefs Congressional Staff on Soring Bill
On October 28, 2013, the American Horse Council briefed a large number of House and Senate Congressional Staff on the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act of 2013 (H.R. 1518/S.1406) (PAST Act) that would strengthen the forty year old Horse Protection Act to prevent horse soring.
Oct 31, 2013, 14:34
ISPMB HORSES NEED YOUR HELP AFTER DEVASTATING WINTER STORM HITS SOUTH DAKOTA
(Estimates are 100,000 livestock dead in western South Dakota)
ISPMB loses 50 horses, mainly youngsters along with four aged adults
The words below cannot even begin to express what we felt and lived through and continue to live through. This story is just a peek into the windows of our souls of those of us who experienced this “storm of the century” first hand.
Oct 31, 2013, 11:34
Texas A&M Holds Veterinary Medical Scientist Research Training Program Conference
COLLEGE STATION, TX – Over the course of the summer, twenty-three veterinary medical students from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences had the opportunity to move from the classroom into the laboratory to learn about veterinary medical research through the Veterinary Medical Scientist Research Program (VMSRTP), which culminated with a conference. Working closely with faculty mentors in the program, this dedicated group of students conducted research projects on various topics that are vital to veterinary medicine today. The conference, held on July 31,2013, gave these students the opportunity to present their work.
Oct 25, 2013, 11:43
Zoetis and Matador Ranch Team Up to Name Next Remuda Roulette Winner
Award-winning filly to be presented to WNFR contestant
FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Oct. 23, 2013 — For the second year in a row, Zoetis is teaming up with the winner of the Zoetis-American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Best Remuda Award to present a Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) contestant with a new horse. To honor the contributions that ranch horses make to the heritage of the American Quarter Horse, the 2013 winner, Matador Ranch, of Matador, Texas, is donating a 3-year-old filly to one lucky contestant at the 2013 WNFR.
Oct 23, 2013, 14:02
Bring Back the Horse’s Instincts - A Letter from Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.
The issue is free choice forage feeding.
I respect and honor the way horses are made – they are different – unique, really. In a suitable, native environment, they are quite capable of taking care of themselves. They are free to eat and roam and, well, be horses. Domestication involves removing them from their natural setting, but that doesn’t change who they are. Horses have physiological and mental needs and those needs are being ignored.
Oct 17, 2013, 14:01
The Sanctuary’s Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber: The Power to Heal
Ocala, FL (October 3, 2013) – The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Center boasts a strong line up of therapies to condition and rehabiliate horses, canines and other animals. From the Cold Saltwater Leg Spa, which is invaluable for treating and conditioning the legs and joints of competitive equines, to their state of the art laser therapy used to revitalize and activate the healing process in cells, The Sanctuary is an incredible resource for veterinarians and equestrian professionals. But of The Sanctuary’s cutting edge therapies, the Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber is one of the most versatile and powerful.
Oct 4, 2013, 09:37
TAHC Welcomes Dr. Thomas (TR) Lansford as Assistant Executive Director over Animal Health Programs
Dr LansfordAUSTIN - The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Thomas R. (T.R.) Lansford, III, has been named as the new Assistant Executive Director (AED) over Animal Health Programs. Lansford will be headquartered in the TAHC Headquarters located in Austin.
A native of south Texas, Lansford grew up near Tilden. He attended Texas A&M University-Kingsville prior to attending Texas A&M University in College Station, where he earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation, Lansford practiced veterinary medicine in a mixed animal veterinary hospital in Hondo.
Oct 3, 2013, 17:54
Expanding the Boundaries of Animal-Human Research
(CHAGRIN FALLS, OHIO – October 2, 2013) The Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF), an international research foundation, welcomed Ann Alden, M.A, to its Board of Directors. Ms. Alden, a Southeastern Arizona resident since 1972, brings a well-rounded perspective to HHRF due to her multi-faceted education and extensive experience with nonprofits and equine organizations.
Oct 2, 2013, 11:05
Questions About Deworming Your Horse?
New Educational Videos Available at RethinkDeworming.com
When it comes to deworming horses, the message has been confusing. After all, for more than four decades, horse owners heard the same one: rotate.1 But now, rotating is old news. What’s the new message? Be strategic about your deworming.
Sep 25, 2013, 08:14
Restricting Forage is Incredibly Stressful
Choose a different method to help your horse lose weight
Stress = Obesity. That’s right. Stress is keeping your horse fat. And the main source of stress for most horses? Restricting forage. The very thing most people do to try to help their horse lose weight actually causes the same stress reaction that brings about body fat retention, and all its attendant problems.
Sep 18, 2013, 08:54
Stakes Winner Silver Ray Retires to Old Friends
Georgetown, KY – September 16 – Silver Ray, a graded-stakes winner who was rescued from potential slaughter, has arrived at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, KY.
It was an unexpected turn of events that turned Silver Ray’s life around. Earlier this summer the stallion was discovered at a livestock auction in Mira Loma, CA. by April Smith. Suspecting he night be headed for a slaughterhouse, Smith bought him for a mere $30.
Sep 16, 2013, 17:23
Take parasite resistance seriously
Young horses require special treatment
As a breeder and owner of a new foal, you are looking to the future. You can imagine that foal growing and running in the field at the mare’s side. You look forward to a growing horse with countless hours of training and preparation ahead. You imagine competing and, even more, winning.
Sep 12, 2013, 13:55
Zoetis Introduces New West Nile Innovator App
New tool available to help guide vaccination purchase decisions
FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Sept. 10, 2013 — Vaccinations are important for horse health and worth the investment, especially when considering the cost of disease and treatment. With a new West Nile Innovator app available from Zoetis, horse owners can now use the Equine Encephalomyelitis Calculator to see this investment for themselves by evaluating the economic risk and expense of not vaccinating against certain mosquito-borne illnesses.
Sep 10, 2013, 14:42
Young horse needs help
Halo has juvenile cataracts, a condition that will get progressively
worse until she eventually goes blind. An operation exists to remove
the cataracts, but she needs your help to get this surgery. Will you
Sep 5, 2013, 08:29
Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center Offers Innovative Services with Equi-Assist Home Care Nursing Program
Kennett Square, PA (September 4, 2013) – The University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center provides a revolutionary program called Equi-Assist, designed to provide compassionate nursing care for horses discharged from New Bolton Center with specific long or short-term health care needs and specialized wellness care. The service is also available to horse owners and primary care veterinarians with patients that may not have been hospitalized at New Bolton Center, but would benefit from Equi-Assist care. Equi-Assist nurses travel to equine patients within a 25 mile radius of New Bolton Center located in Kennett Square, PA.
Sep 5, 2013, 08:21
Potomac Horse Fever Surfaces in Virginia
Horse Owners Should Vaccinate to Help Protect Against Potentially Fatal Disease
This summer, several cases of Potomac Horse Fever (PHF) were reported in central Virginia.1 Although the disease is not contagious, it can be fatal and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services made horse owners aware of the threat.
Sep 5, 2013, 08:02
Montana horses diagnosed with West Nile virus
The Montana Department of Livestock has confirmed at least nine cases of West Nile virus in Montana horses over the past week, leading to the deaths of five of the animals.
State veterinarian Marty Zaluski said Friday that three of the horses are expected to recover from the mosquito-borne illness while the last was still being treated.
Eight of the infected horses had not been vaccinated and one was not current on its shots. Zaluski encourages horse owners to consider a booster vaccine, which could help provide protection in as soon as a week.
Sep 1, 2013, 07:55
Zoetis now accepting proposals for 2013 Horse Call Grant Program
Up to $50,000 in grant funding available for equine economic research
FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Aug. 29, 2013 — Zoetis is accepting research proposals for the 2013 Horse Call grant program, which promotes excellence in veterinary economic research and education.
Zoetis will help fund one or more individuals through a grant of up to $50,000 for innovative, clinically relevant research proposals that determine the economic impact of equine encephalitic, parasitic, respiratory or other infectious diseases or the impact of preventing these diseases. Another area this grant will support is determining the economic impact of practice management business practices that emphasize prevention of equine infectious or parasitic diseases or prevention of horse-related injuries to clients, technicians or veterinarians of these practices.
Aug 29, 2013, 12:32
Double-Deck Transport Bill Re-Introduced
Recently, Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) introduced the Horse Transportation Safety Act of 2013 (S.1459). The bill would prohibit the interstate transport of any horse in a double-deck truck. This bill is identical to a bill Senator Kirk introduced in the 112th Congress.
The bill would prohibit the interstate transport of any horse in a double-deck truck, including ones specially designed for horses. It would impose civil penalties of $100 to $500 for each violation of the proposed prohibition. A separate violation occurs for each horse transported.
Aug 23, 2013, 16:45