October 21, 2021

CURO-Diagnostics Revealing the Unseen

CURO-Diagnostics “Revealing the Unseen” A muscle and suspensory ligament diagnostic tool   ”Revealing the Unseen” www.curo-diagnostics.com  From the research lab to the shed row, the CURO makes it possible to monitor the fitness level of young horses during training, diagnose imbalances and restricted movement from fitting equipment or rider interactions, and track corrections in real-time. For a full list of publications and […]

Sugar and Hoof Health

Sugar and Hoof Health Sugar phobia has reached a point where virtually any problem with a horse’s hooves may be blamed on sugar. Many different problems cause quality issues in hooves, but most have nothing to do with sugar. From thrush to weak laminar connections, sugar is being blamed for hoof problems. This often comes with stories of how horses […]

Protecting Horses from Poisonous Plants

Protecting Horses from Poisonous Plants March is National Poison Prevention Awareness Month; Horse owner, Extension equine specialist details poisonous plants impacting horses, as well as harrowing first-hand account The pastures were recently cleared from overgrown trees and brush, and Kris Hiney, PhD, Oklahoma State University assistant professor and Extension equine specialist, closely looked over the brush piles to make sure […]

OHA Emergency Fund Helps Feed over 300 Horses

OHA Emergency Fund Helps Feed over 300 Horses The pandemic hit hard.  Thousands of people in Marion County, without warning, had the economic rug pulled out from under them.  The Ocala Horse Alliance became aware that the pandemic could be potentially devastating to horses.  Many owners were frantic about being able to feed their horses.  The Alliance stepped forward and […]

Every Breath Horses Take Affects Every Move They Make.

Every Breath Horses Take Affects Every Move They Make.             “Respiratory health is essential to performance,” stresses Dr. Emmanuelle Van Erck Westergren of a key focus at her Equine Sports Medicine Practice in Waterloo, Belgium. The prominent veterinarian and thought leader spent 15 years engaged in equine health from a University-based perspective. She then left academia to apply that knowledge […]

Are Flies Bugging Your Barn?

Are Flies Bugging Your Barn? Say “Bye” to flies for horse health and comfort; implement these fly control strategies While enjoying a ride with your horse on a perfect, sunny day, you sink into the saddle in pure relaxation. Then suddenly, a horse fly lands on your horse’s rear end. He swishes his tail and the tranquility of just moments […]

For The Herd

For The Herd Haygain helps the horses who started our journeys. Competition has resumed in much of the United States and schooling shows and clinics are cropping up on Canadian calendars. Yet, the school horses who likely put riders on their equestrian path in the first place are still hurting. Big time. After two or three months of complete shut-down […]

Helping Horses In Harm’s Way

Helping Horses In Harm’s Way by Kim F Miller The Omaha Police Mounted Patrol Unit was founded in 1990. In 2005, ConAgra Foods built a state-of-art equine facility for the horses. With many fans in the community, the unit’s 12 to 14 horses regularly receive donations of tack, trailers, and even new stablemates. But what they’ve sorely needed lately is […]

Hit the Road with Respiratory Health on Board.

Hit the Road with Respiratory Health on Board. by Kim F Miller The horse world is cautiously getting back on the road as competitions re-emerge on June calendars. Productive horse people likely spent some of the pandemic doing horse trailer maintenance: checking breaks, tires, interiors, hitches and electrical connections. Those critical aspects of safe equine transport tend to get a […]

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