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Horse Health

“Our country has the biggest attrition rate in eventing than any other country. I believe we don't let our horses rest long enough. We compete too much and don't condition enough.” One of the most familiar faces in eventing, Max Corcoran is the go-­to girl for horse welfare.
Original Post Date: 06/22/2018 - 08:22   |   Last Updated: 2018:06:22 14:13:33

This educational article is brought to you by Standlee Hay Company, the Official Forage of the USEA. After just a mile of riding, your horse creates enough warmth to boil 2 whole gallons of water. While a horse’s body can usually regulate their temperature, the hot summer months make this more difficult. High temperatures, high humidity, lack of air movement, poor ventilation, and dehydration all increase the dangers of a serious heat-related problem known as heat stress.
Original Post Date: 06/05/2018 - 08:12   |   Last Updated: 2018:06:05 08:12:03

The 2017 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention may have come and gone, but thanks to our friends at Ride On Video you will have the chance to relive the action as we share videos of the different sessions! 
Original Post Date: 05/30/2018 - 08:17   |   Last Updated: 2018:05:30 08:38:30

This educational article is brought to you by Merck Animal Health, the Official Animal Health Care Provider of the USEA. Runny nose, fever, cough, fatigue. It’s flu season. Winter and early spring is the most active time of year for equine influenza, so it’s an important time to vaccinate your horse. And like human flu vaccines, equine flu vaccines must periodically be updated to protect against the strains currently circulating in the field and threatening horses.
Original Post Date: 04/18/2018 - 10:36   |   Last Updated: 2018:04:18 10:38:12

As a horse owner and competitor is it important to pay attention to your horse’s health at all times. Becoming familiar with your horse’s vital signs is essential to monitoring your horse in competition and in the stable. Here is a quick guide to taking your horse’s vital signs - it is a good idea to practice taking these signs to increase your familiarity with what is normal for your own horse. Understanding these norms may enable you to pick up on any problematic changes in your horse’s health sooner.History
Original Post Date: 04/10/2018 - 14:05   |   Last Updated: 2018:04:10 14:05:18

Ask horse owners to name their most-feared horse diseases, and chances are equine herpesvirus, or EHV, will be on the list. With the competition season underway, it’s important for equestrians to be vigilant and take preventive measures, from vaccination to biosecurity.
Original Post Date: 02/28/2018 - 09:01   |   Last Updated: 2018:02:28 09:01:14

If a horse experiences sore heels, it can be hard for the horse to stand comfortably without pain and can lead the horse to develop worse conditions. While there are many consequences that can result from sore heels, horses with this condition are prone to develop what’s called contracted heels. Contracted heels are characterized by a narrowing of the heel between the two bulbs, the soft fleshy area where the hoof wall, heel, and coronary band come together.
Original Post Date: 02/27/2018 - 08:16   |   Last Updated: 2018:02:27 08:27:55

This educational article is brought to you by Standlee Hay Company, the Official Forage of the USEA. 
Original Post Date: 02/12/2018 - 08:10   |   Last Updated: 2018:02:12 08:10:24

Brought to you by Merck Animal Health, the Official Animal Health Care Provider of the USEA. There’s nothing more gratifying for a breeder than a promising new foal hitting the ground healthy. A successful outcome starts months prior with the initial breeding, and identifying the time of ovulation is crucial for a successful outcome.Most breedings will result in conception when they occur from 36 hours before ovulation up to the day of ovulation. There are several tools you can use to approximate ovulation and help facilitate scheduled breeding, including:
Original Post Date: 12/18/2017 - 08:11   |   Last Updated: 2018:02:08 11:30:34

Proper hoof care is essential to a horse’s well-being. Without regular hoof maintenance, horses can develop conditions in their feet that cause discomfort and can require costly treatment. One condition that is occurring more frequently in horses is corns – severe, visible bruising in a horse’s feet that is problematic if untreated. It’s important for horse owners to provide the proper support and protection to treat corns and get hooves healthy again.Causes & Symptoms
Original Post Date: 11/29/2017 - 09:09   |   Last Updated: 2017:11:29 09:24:34


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