Health and Care

Information on equine health including managing parasites, ticks, and insects, as well as toxic plants or weeds and West Nile virus, equine herpes and colic. Tips on dealing with spring grooming, care of older horses, laminitis, and fire safety.

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Toxic Plants in Horse Pastures - Webinars Webinars

Toxic Plants in Horse Pastures

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM, 09/12/2018

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Find out which common and uncommon pasture plants could make your horse sick. More
Tall Fescue poses a threat to grazing broodmares. Photo: Danielle N. Smarsh, Ph.D
Tall Fescue: Potential Problem for Pregnant Broodmares - Articles Articles
While tall fescue is not harmful to most horses, pregnant broodmares can develop fescue toxicosis if they eat endophyte-infected tall fescue. More
Horses and Flies - Louis 'lostinfog' - CC BY-SA 2.0 Flickr
Dismiss the Myths: Fly Control on Equine Facilities - Webinars Webinars
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Learn about the different types of flies commonly found on horse farms, and develop a plan to control them. More
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Spring Vaccines for Your Horse - Articles Articles
Basics of vaccines and which ones to give your horse in the spring. More
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Managing Equine Parasite Resistance: The New Protocol - Webinars Webinars
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Topics will include: why we are seeing parasite dewormer resistance, the proper way to deworm horses using fecal egg counts, and how to make it work on your farm. More
"Two horses heads facing the same way" by Graham Dean on flickr.com CC BY-SA 2.0
New Website Part of National Equine Health Plan - News News
A new website has been launched to improve and track horse health nationwide. More
Older Horse Care
Older Horse Care - Articles Articles

Older Horse Care

Ann M. Swinker

Horse owners need to consider different and special care for the aging horse. More
Noxious Weed - Catsear
Noxious Weed - Catsear - Articles Articles
Catsear (Hypochaeris radicata or Hypochoeris radicata), also known as flatweed, cat's ear or false dandelion, is a perennial, low-lying herb often found in lawn. More
Begin Your Horse’s Spring Grooming
Begin Your Horse’s Spring Grooming - Articles Articles
Spring grooming of the horse assists in promoting a clean, shiny coat and skin. More
Being Prepared for the Worst: Develop a Health Care Plan for your Horse
Being Prepared for the Worst: Develop a Health Care Plan for your Horse - Articles Articles
When acquiring ownership, you assumed responsibility for the health and welfare of your horse. More
West Nile Virus - a Threat to Horses West Nile Virus - a Threat to Horses - Articles
West Nile virus (WNV) is the leading cause of arbovirus encephalitis in horses and humans in the United States. More
Equine Herpes Virus-1: What You Should Know Equine Herpes Virus-1: What You Should Know - Articles
Commonly known as Rhinopneumonitis or "Rhino", Equine Herpes Virus (EHV) has many different types and is best known by horse owners to cause respiratory disease and abortions. More
Testing your own farm's manure is not difficult.
Parasite Management: Fecal Egg Count Test Considerations and Protocols - Articles Articles
How to perform the fecal egg count tests and reduction tests, and important concepts to think about. More
A horse with slobbers (courtesy Steven S. Nicholson, DVM , LSU)
Does Your Horse Have the Slobbers? - Articles Articles
A variety of substances can cause horses to drool. More
Equine Identification Program
Equine Identification Program - Articles Articles
Information on the Animal Disease Traceability program, procedures for horse microchip implantation and premise registration. More
Black nightshade (Solanum nigrum)
Plants Toxic to Horses - Articles Articles

Plants Toxic to Horses

Donna Foulk

Horse owners should learn to recognize toxic plants, and be aware of the symptoms they can cause. More
Managing Toxic Pasture Plants Managing Toxic Pasture Plants - Articles
There are hundreds of plants in North America that can be poisonous to horses. More
Composting Animal Mortalities Composting Animal Mortalities - Articles

Composting Animal Mortalities

David R. Wolfgang, VMD, MPH DABVP-Dairy

Despite the best intentions and care in animal agricultural facilities there are occasional animal mortalities. More
Program participants learned about parasite life cycles through lectures and demonstrations.
Parasite Program Results - Articles Articles

Parasite Program Results

Donna Foulk, Ed Jedrzejewski, Heather Stofanak

Reducing Parasite Resistance on Equine Operations Using a Comprehensive Whole Farm Approach More
Western Encephalitis Mosquito (Culex tarsalis)
West Nile Encephalitis in Horses - Articles Articles

West Nile Encephalitis in Horses

Bhushan M. Jayarao, MVSc, PhD, MPH, Sharon I Gripp, Pat M. Comerford, David Griswold

Read about the transmission of West Nile virus to horses, signs, treatments, vaccine information, and prevention and control. More
Agroterrorism: A Threat to US Animal Agriculture Agroterrorism: A Threat to US Animal Agriculture - Articles

Agroterrorism: A Threat to US Animal Agriculture

Bhushan M. Jayarao, MVSc, PhD, MPH

The first of a two part series about agroterrorism More
Biosecurity Overview
Biosecurity Overview - Articles Articles

Biosecurity Overview

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD

Farm Biosecurity: Management practices to minimize or prevent the transmission of disease within and between herds and flocks. More
Biosecurity Risk of Vets, Ag Service Personnel and Visitors
Biosecurity Risk of Vets, Ag Service Personnel and Visitors - Articles Articles
A checklist to determine the biosecurity risk of individuals to dairy herds. More
Biosecurity Risk Assessment: Farm Visitors and Exhibitions
Biosecurity Risk Assessment: Farm Visitors and Exhibitions - Articles Articles

Biosecurity Risk Assessment: Farm Visitors and Exhibitions

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD, Bhushan M. Jayarao, MVSc, PhD, MPH, Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD

Biosecurity is a series of effective measures implemented to prevent or reduce the introduction and spread of infectious disease pathogens. More
Biosecurity Fundamentals
Biosecurity Fundamentals - Articles Articles

Biosecurity Fundamentals

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD, Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD, Bhushan M. Jayarao, MVSc, PhD, MPH

The basics of disease biosecurity, why a biosecurity plan should be implemented, and how to get a plan in motion. More
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