What you need to know for March

Minimize Mud In Your Pastures This Spring

Unable to escape the muddy horse pastures before summer? Here are some pasture management tips for reducing the effects of mud this season. READ MORE

Spring Shedding Tips

Want to help your horse shed his winter coat? Grooming expert Susan Harris offers advice about the best tools and techniques. READ MORE

Always Crooked

Q: What can be done for a mare who can't walk straight and instead always bends to the right?

Spotlight on: colic

Links between recurrent colic and stable vices explored

A study from England suggests a relationship between cribbing or weaving and an increased risk for recurrent colic. READ MORE

Post-Colic Care for Horses

The care you provide your horse after colic can be crucial to his recovery. Follow these suggestions to get your horse back on his feet following a bout of equine colic. READ MORE

Article Archive

Eye cancer in Haflingers studied

Researchers determine an over-representation within the breed for a specific type of eye cancer. READ MORE

Keep Your Family Safer Around Horse Fly Sprays

Human skin can easily absorb Fly Spray chemicals. Are you and your family taking all the right precautions? If you use Fly Sprays, can you still be eco-friendly? STEP 1: Identify Your Fly Spray... READ MORE

Whoa, Snow: Horseowners Fear the Roofs Over Their Horses' Heads

by Fran Jurga What may be the snowiest winter in the state's history has been a disaster for many horse owners in eastern Massachusetts. Two horses lost their lives. Catch up with videos from Boston television news showing the horse farm disasters. READ MORE

Scratches season

Protect the skin on your horse's pasterns and fetlocks from painful chapping during the wet spring months. READ MORE

AVMA Issues Statement on Horse Slaughter with Mexico and Canada

by Fran Jurga Horse slaughter opponents will be disappointed to learn that the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has not changed its position on US horse slaughter. The March 15 edition of JAVMA has a joint statement with Canada and Mexico veterinary associations on the issue, with the AVMA's preference for close-to-home slaughter clearly stated. Slaughter is currently prevented by a federal fundin READ MORE

Horse Welfare: FEI Removes United Arab Emirates International Endurance Events from Official Calendar

by Fran Jurga     Following the first meeting of the new FEI Executive Board, chaired by recently elected President Ingmar De Vos, Secretary General Sabrina Zeender has removed the two remaining... READ MORE

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