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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.

What is “Vegetable” oil? by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. The ingredient list is your most important source of information when evaluating a feed or supplement...

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...

Alfalfa and the Insulin Resistant Horse — The True Story  By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. Alfalfa can be an excellent addition to most horses’ diets, even...

Omega 3 Supplements – the Old and the New By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. A horse lucky enough to graze on pasture will consume enough...

Colostrum – An Exceptional Superfood! By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.   Colostrum – you know it as the mare’s first milk. It is a complex fluid, rich...

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...

What Every Horse Needs, Period. By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. The horse world is cluttered with feeds, supplements, and remedies all promising a better, “new and...

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...

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...

Music Helps Horses Better Respond to Performance Demands by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. Researchers from Poland set out to determine the effect of music played in the barn, on the...

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...

Feed a Miniature Horse as a Horse – with some caveats!  By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. Miniature horses are adorable. They not only make great pets,...

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...

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 suggests: Measures to Reduce Cribbing   Your horse presses his top teeth against a solid object, arches his neck, and swallows air in a...

Your Mare’s Pregnancy: Nutrition for the Final 3 Months By Dr. Juliet M. Getty During the first 8 months of pregnancy, your mare may be fed...

  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...
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Registration is now open for the Equine Pasture Management Program.  This fee-based program offers one farm visit and a customized pasture and grazing management...

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,...

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...

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...

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...