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Equine Cushing’s Disease – Common Senior Horse Disease Can Cause Numerous Health Problems

Diagnosis for equine Cushing’s is made based upon on clinical symptoms and bloodwork.

Long summer days turn into crisp fall days and before we know it, winter has arrived. When we think of old man winter in horse form, we think of an old horse who has a long, shaggy hair coat and a swayed back, fat deposits in odd places, and is …

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Symptoms, Causes, and Feed Management for Laminitis – Standlee Premium Western Forage Offers Solutions for the Needs of All Horses

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Article by:  Dr. Tania Cubitt, Standlee Nutritional Expert – Performance Horse Nutrition It’s understood that what we feed our horses has a major impact on their health. Especially as horses age they become increasingly sensitive to feeds that contain too much sugar or starch. Cushing’s disease, insulin resistance, equine metabolic …

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Old Bits: Leg Problems in Foals

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With foaling season well underway, it is an excellent time to review musculoskeletal problems commonly encountered. Early detection will help foals reach their maximum athletic potential. Incomplete Ossification of Cuboiclal Bones (IOCB) Cuboidal bones are the small bones found in the knee (carpus) and hock (tarsus). In the fetus, these …

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Ask the Expert: How to Deal With Cataracts in Horses

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Q: Can a cataract be successfully healed in a horse? If so, does their eyesight return to normal? Thank you. Dan A: Hello Dan, Yes. Cataracts in horses are classified by age of onset, cause, location and severity.  Many cases of cataracts in horses only partially obstruct vision making the …

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The Ultimate Guide for Horses in Need – Care, Training and Rehabilitation for Rescues, Adoptions, and Horses in Transition

Author: Dr. Stacie Boswell   In the United States alone, it is estimated that almost 150,000 horses per year are unwanted. This number grows exponentially when you consider horses worldwide. What is “unwanted”? The term is used to refer to horses that are old, injured, sick, unmanageable, or fail to …

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Grooming Box Essentials – 14 Indispensable Tools for Horse Owners

The husband of one of my best friends often calls me before Christmas or his wife’s birthday and asks, “Is there anything she needs for her horse?” This man’s thoughtfulness reminds me that our significant others don’t always know what we horse people need or want for our horses. Also, …

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October 27, 2020 – Pigeon Fever in Pierce County, WA: Confirmed Case(s)-No Quarantine

Source: Washington State Department of Agriculture Number Confirmed: 1; Notes: A horse at a private facility in Pierce County has tested positive for Pigeon Fever. For more information about Pigeon Fever go to https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/PIGEON%20FEVER_Finals.pdf; All information is sourced from  http://equinediseasecc.org/alerts/outbreaks NW Horse SourceThe Northwest Horse Source is an independently owned and operated print and online …

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October 26, 2020 – Strangles in King County, WA: Confirmed Case(s)-Voluntary Quarantine

Source: Attending Veterinarian Number Confirmed: 1; Number Exposed: 5; Age: 14; Gender: Mare; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 10/19/2020; Clinical Signs: Bilateral Nasal Discharge, Lethargy, Low Grade Fever; Confirmation Date: 10/23/2020; Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated; Notes: The private facility is under a voluntary 2 week quarantine. For more information about Strangles go to https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet-Strep_equi_final%20Cobranded_0.pdf;     All information is sourced from  http://equinediseasecc.org/alerts/outbreaks NW Horse …

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