Tuesday, August 14, 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.

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Four Directions Amino Acids Can Take - The Importance of Feeding Several Protein Sources --By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. --  The quantity of protein in the diet is...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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%...

Ophthalmologists Urge Eye Protection For Recreational And Professional Sports American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds parents, coaches, and athletes that one simple step can prevent most...

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...

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...