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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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

All Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) Quarantines Released in Colorado   BROOMFIELD, Colo. – As of March 4, 2016, all Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) affected premises have been released...

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...

(StatePoint) Knowing the facts about diabetes is important for everyone, as living a healthy lifestyle can play a key role in helping to prevent...

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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...