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Horse Health

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

Imagine living in a field of grilled cheese sandwiches and milkshakes. That's literally what the summer months are like for your horse. It's easy to forget how much pasture grass can play a role in your horse's diet until the snow starts to fall. As winter sets in and the pasture grass starts to disappear, there's 3 key factors that will play a role in our horse's health: water, fiber, and essential nutrients.Water
Original Post Date: 11/20/2017 - 08:16   |   Last Updated: 2017:11:20 08:16:27

Your horse’s immune system does extraordinary and complex work, but even this intricate defense mechanism can’t go it alone. Vaccination has proven to be an extremely effective and safe way to provide a targeted boost to the immune system to help safeguard horses against deadly infectious diseases.
Original Post Date: 11/13/2017 - 08:53   |   Last Updated: 2017:11:13 08:53:40

Maintaining and trimming horse hooves is essential in order to sustain optimal hoof health. Without proper hoof care, a horse’s feet can develop either too much toe or too much heel, among other conditions, and can result in costly treatment in order to get the hooves back to a healthy state. Lack of regular hoof maintenance can also cause horses to become uncomfortable or develop infections. When a horse’s feet become overly unkempt, it’s important for horse owners to provide the proper support and maintenance in order to get hooves healthy again.Causes
Original Post Date: 09/26/2017 - 08:21   |   Last Updated: 2017:09:26 08:21:33

Calling all eventers! We need you to take this important survey. The USEA is excited to announce a new survey study being conducted by a team of equine veterinarians and nutritionists investigating how competition level, training intensity, and management practices impact the gastrointestinal health of event horses. All eventers 18 years of age or older can take the survey for each of their event horses. Surveys are completely anonymous and will take about 10-15 minutes to complete. To thank you for your time, each eventer who completes a survey will be provided a 2
Original Post Date: 09/22/2017 - 09:16   |   Last Updated: 2017:10:31 08:42:07

This educational article is brought to you by Merck Animal Health, the Official Animal Heath Care Provider of the USEA. Stumbling. Weakness and muscle atrophy in the hind end. Behavioral changes. Lameness. Any of these could be a sign your horse has equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM). It can have devastating effects on a horse’s ability to perform.
Original Post Date: 09/11/2017 - 15:32   |   Last Updated: 2017:09:11 15:32:41

This educational article is brought to you by Merck Animal Health, the Official Animal Heath Care Provider of the USEA. Gone are the days when you just grabbed a tube of whichever dewormer was on sale. We know now that the most effective deworming program involves treating the right horse at the right time for the right parasites.
Original Post Date: 08/26/2017 - 08:14   |   Last Updated: 2017:09:05 12:03:12

Dr. Catherine Kohn, chair of the USEA Equine Cardiopulmonary Research Group, shares the progress the group has made as well as ways that riders can reduce the risk of equine fatality during competition. Dr. Stephanie Davis then comes on the program to provide some tips to help your horse beat the summer heat and dispels some myths about the best ways to cool down your horse. 
Original Post Date: 08/04/2017 - 08:18   |   Last Updated: 2017:08:04 08:18:41

The mission of the USEA Cardiopulmonary Research Group is to study risk factors for fatality in event horses during competition, with a view to devising strategies to mitigate risk and prevent injuries and fatalities.
Original Post Date: 08/01/2017 - 15:47   |   Last Updated: 2017:08:01 15:47:55

As barefoot horses become more active in warmer months, it is important to consider the impact of different terrains on a horse’s hooves. With the summer season here, horses are out on the trail more, and it’s crucial to be cautious of their soles and hooves in order to maintain good overall hoof health. To do this, there are a couple of options.The Benefits of Boots for Barefoot Horses
Original Post Date: 07/24/2017 - 08:40   |   Last Updated: 2017:07:24 08:40:00

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