Outbreak Alert: May 5, 2022 – Equine Infectious Anemia in Riverside and Tualre County, CA

Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture Number Confirmed: 1; Number Exposed: 61; Age: 3; Gender: Stallion; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Confirmation Date: 5/2/2022; Horse Status: Euthanized; Notes: On May 2, 2022, a 3-year-old Quarter Horse stallion was confirmed positive for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) while residing in Riverside county. …

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Forest Services Reminds Visitors Use Good Judgment Ahead of Fire Season

California wildfire with glowing orange smoke in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Photo by Ross Stone Photography

With much of California in drought conditions, please remember that any accidental spark while visiting California’s national forests could escalate into a wildfire. Unsafe recreational shooting practices, unattended campfires, and sparks from a loose chain on a vehicle are just a few of the causes for hundreds of wildfires that …

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Ukraine Equestrian Relief Flair(R) Strip

Achieve Equine, makers of FLAIR® Equine Nasal Strips, just released a limited-edition FLAIR Strip to support Ukraine Equestrian Relief Efforts. The Ukraine Equestrian Relief FLAIR Strip is available exclusively at flairstrips.com.  In partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), Achieve Equine will donate 100% of the proceeds from sales …

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Haygain Can Help Lessen Our Horses’ Environmental Hoof Print

Everybody poops, including horses. While there’s ample information about the impact of manure on soil and water quality, it’s good to know that our equines contribute only a small fraction of the world’s accumulation of problematic animal waste. One measurement is that an average horse produces 20.7 kilograms (45.5 pounds) …

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“Be Your Horses Hero” – Oregon veterinarian finds Haygain Way products valuable to holistic care and optimal health

Karen Laidley, DVM, would like to put herself out of business. “I want to give owners the tools to need me less,” says the equine veterinarian whose Central Oregon facility is a hub of holistic horse care and  training. A lifelong equestrian, Dr. Laidley has been learning and leaning more …

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A Shot of Convenience

If you spend any time working cattle—whether on a ranch or in the roping pen—your cattle prod is an essential tool. You know the frustration of being empty handed in the middle of vaccinating, moving a herd, or loading the roping chute. That must-have tool can get left in a …

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Outbreak Alert: April 14, 2022 – Equine Influenza in Deschutes County, OR

Source: Attending vet Number Confirmed: 1; Number Suspected: 5; Number Exposed: 10; Facility Type: Private Facility; Age: 5; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Pony; Usage: Pleasure Riding; Onset of Clinical Signs: 4/6/2022; Clinical Signs: Fever, cough, inappetence, nasal discharge; Confirmation Date: 4/12/2022; Horse Status: Isolated; Vaccination Status: Undervaccinated; Comments: For more information …

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Creatives Join Forces to Support the Colorado Horse Community

Karen shoots pictures at a ranch sorting competition in Elbert, CO

The horse community at large comprises a tightly knit group with a shared lifestyle. Though smaller in scale, regional equine communities amplify that passion, interest, and dedication to a whole new level. Karen Pickering recognizes the valuable opportunity to serve these micro-audiences as the publisher and owner of the The Northwest Horse …

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