Sunday, May 20, 2018
Health News

Health News

Check out horse Health News for the latest articles by Dr. Juliet Getty, Ph.D. and other equestrian professionals and organizations compelled to advise about horse health. Here you will find horse health content about foot care, laminitis, colic, feeding your equine, worming, vaccinations and many more categories.

  Even Non-GMO is Not Necessarily Safe By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. Non-GMO. Do you know what it means? And is it better than GMO? It must...

Cancer survivors, health officials teaming up to prevent lung cancer by promoting radon testing January is Radon Action Month and a good time to test...

Dr. Getty focuses on "Practical Dietary Tips for Promoting Optimal Hoof Health" in recorded webinar   For years, horse owners have relied on Dr. Juliet Getty...

Dr. Getty’s Tip of the Month: Snow will NOT meet your horse’s water needs! Piles of fluffy snow in your pasture - and a horse that nibbles...

Dr. Getty's Tip of the Month: Hay is missing key nutrients Living pasture grasses and alfalfa are rich in fat and water-soluble vitamins, essential fatty...

A Doctor’s Tips to Stay Healthy During Holiday Travel   (StatePoint) More than 100 million Americans will travel this holiday season, according to AAA estimates. Holiday...

NSC and ACTH – Double Trouble in the Fall By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.   Horses are more likely to suffer from laminitis in the fall than...

Prepare for severe weather: Minnesota Commerce Department offers insurance tips   SAINT PAUL – With recent damage caused by severe storms in Minnesota and neighboring states,...

Is Your Horse on Bute? Consider Something Other than Omeprazole to Prevent Ulcers   by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.   Bute (phenylbutazone) is the most commonly used NSAID...

Ulcers in Horses   By Ann Jamieson, Eastern Hay and Grain | May 18, 2017 | Gastric ulcers have been reported to affect 90% of racehorses and 60%...

Three Equine Health Updates for Colorado BROOMFIELD, Colo. –In an effort to prevent confusion, the Colorado Department of Agriculture is providing an update on three...

Ophthalmologists Urge Eye Protection For Recreational And Professional Sports American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds parents, coaches, and athletes that one simple step can prevent most...

Hay before grain, or vice versa? By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. This is a recurring question that I receive. Which should be fed first – hay...

Respect the Power of the Horse's Instincts A letter from Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. The issue is still free choice forage feeding. I respect and honor the...

Myth: A Shiny Horse is a Healthy Horse By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. Fat from any source will make your horse shiny. A fatty substance called...

Eating! An Important Key to Improving Insulin Resistance By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. Do you have an overweight horse?  Chances are he is insulin resistant. Excess...

Use Your Stethoscope Before You Need It! By Dr. Juliet M. Getty   Your emergency kit likely includes a stethoscope – a highly valuable piece of equipment...

Gas Colic – Common, but Preventable! By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.   Gas colic is the least serious form of colic. That’s the good news. The bad...

Horse Hoof Health & Nutrition: Balance is Key by Purina Animal Nutrition | Jan 9, 2017 | Nutrition affects your horse's hooves, but balance is essential...

Three Not-So-Common Myths about Feeding Horses by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.   Horses are complex animals, and correctly meeting their nutritional needs can be challenging. We all...

Winter Freedom! By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.   Brrrr! It’s cold! Time to take that heavy jacket out of the closet. And it’s time to prepare the...

Social stress plays a role in the development of fecal liquid Research Reflection by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. Researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany studied possible...