Thursday, January 17, 2019
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.

Piles of grass clippings are no treat for your horse By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. Are you tempted to cut your grass, then rake it into...

Rhodiola rosea Controls Cortisol by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. Cortisol -- the STRESS hormone. Although an important hormone, when consistently elevated it negatively impacts carbohydrate metabolism, causing...

Welcome to our Health News. Dr. Juliet Getty, Ph.D. is a frequent contributor to this section as well as national organizations like the AAEP...

Dr. Juliet Getty's Winter Tip: Weekly bran mashes are asking for trouble! It's getting cold and you want to offer your horse a nice warm...

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...

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...

The MN Horse Welfare Coalition has announced its 8th annual Equine Castration Clinic on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the Scott County Fairgrounds in Jordan,...

Choose Hemp instead of Soy!   By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.   The ingredients tag on your commercial feed says it all. Protein source? Likely, soybeans. Fat source?...

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...

Added Fat Improves Behavior by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. Added Fat Improves Behavior by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. Diet affects behavior. This makes sense. A well-fed horse is...

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...

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...

Dr. Getty’s February Tip: Hay before grain, or vice-versa? Which should be fed first – hay or grain?  If you’re feeding correctly, this issue is truly a moot point because the...

Every Horse Needs These Five Things by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.   It's easy to spend a fortune on the next fancy feed, supplement or gadget. Sure, there...

Music Calms Horses’ Emotional State Research Reflection by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. Researchers from Poland set out to determine the effect of music played in the...

Dr. Getty’s Four Favorite Calming Ingredients   by Dr. Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. With travel and competition season just around the corner, "show nerves" are common. Agitated,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Dr. Getty’s August Tip: Camelina Oil – Ever Heard of It? Sometimes your horse will need additional calories to sustain high energy needs for work/performance,...