Friday, January 18, 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.

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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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

For your horse’s sake: Salt needs more attention during hot months Make salt a higher priority than electrolytes  By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. Your horse sweats more...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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,...

Minnesota's livestock producers and veterinarians should be on the lookout for seasonal diseases like anthrax St. Paul, Minn. - The Minnesota Board of Animal Health reminds livestock...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

  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...

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...

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%...