Friday, July 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.

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...

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...

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,...

Do the Math for Improved Equine Nutrition Reading a hay analysis report or puzzling over the ingredients in feed or supplements can be a chore,...

Obese horses lose weight on free-choice hay Research Reflection by Dr. Juliet M. Getty Researchers from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and the WALTHAM Centre for...

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...

The Healthy, Older Horse By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. Let me tell you about Bugsy. He was an Appendix quarter horse I rescued a few years...

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...

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?...

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...

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%...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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’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...

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...
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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...

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...

Reminder: Beware of laminitis risk in fall pasture! As temperatures begin to dip, Dr. Juliet Getty, equine nutrition specialist, reminds you to help your horse...

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,...