Valor Loses Her Battle

May 26th, 2020|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

Valor was was one approximately 100 feral horses living along North Carolina’s Outer Banks. The Corolla Wild Horse Fund (CWHF) which manages the horses, received a call last week that one of the horses had been standing in the same spot for a day. Loading Valor into the trailer she she can be examined by [...]

I Quid You Not

April 1st, 2020|Categories: Advice, Features, Health & Medical, Science & History|Tags: |

Today maybe April Fools Day but this post is about a condition that is no laughing matter. I first encountered quidding when my horses became senior citizens. I began to noticing wads of twisted hay strewn about the pasture. What in the world? Were these wads the handiwork of some crazy bird or perhaps the mysterious [...]

Very Remarkable Horse Surgery

February 16th, 2020|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management|Tags: , , , , , |

Artificial Breathing for Racehorses by Means of Tracheotomy. Silver Tubes Inserted in Their Throats as Skillfully as in a Human Being. GLASS EYES AND FALSE TAILS. Successful Operations Nowadays Which Make Sick or Broken Down Animals Almost as Good as New. February 16, 1896, New York, NY (USA): There is no corner of medicine or [...]

16 Horses Die After Eating Blister Beetles

February 8th, 2020|Categories: Events, Health & Medical, News|Tags: , , , |

Recently a Wisconsin horse farm lost 16 horses and more than 100 others showed signs of distress after eating blister beetles. The horses were fed alfalfa hay purchased at auction from South Dakota. Necropsies performed on each horse confirmed the cause of death: the diagnosis supported when beetles were found within the remaining hay. Lyle [...]

Then the horse said, “pull my finger”

January 15th, 2020|Categories: Advice, Dear Appy, Fun, Series|Tags: |

Dear Appy, I'm really good to my horse. Why does she feel the need to fart at the precise moment I'm grooming her tail or giving her a good scratch? Flatulent Filly Mom Dear Mom, Geesh,you humans are so uptight about passing gas. I see you crouching in the corner of the tack room to let [...]

Horse Health: Epiglottic Entrapment Took Out the Derby Favorite

June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Advice, Health & Medical, Training|Tags: |

Kentucky Derby favorite Omaha Beach scratched just a few days before the big race. Due to a fairly uncommon condition called epiglottic entrapment. The epiglottis is a triangular shaped cartilage at the base of the airway. It acts like a lid, flipping up and down protecting the horse’s airway as it swallows food. Epiglottic entrapment occurs [...]

100 Feet Untraveled – Your Horses’ Gastrointestinal System

March 15th, 2019|Categories: Features, Science & History|Tags: |

Microtechnology and robotics have become common tools in human medicine. They are used as internal payload devices to deliver medicine, to affect molecular changes that help patients recover from physical trauma, to perform less intrusive surgery and to help diagnose internal issues. Recently some of these technologies have become available to small animal veterinarians which offers [...]

Swamp Cancer Dooms Seven Chincoteague Ponies

February 12th, 2019|Categories: Features, Science & History, Training|Tags: |

The name itself conjures horrific images that are not far off the mark. “Swamp Cancer” has made a deadly impression upon the 150 wild ponies of Chincoteague Island. Seven infected ponies were recently humanely euthanized; Shadow, Lightning, Calceti’n, Elusive Star, Essie, RainDancer and Lyra. Photo Credit: DVM Kenneth Marcella “Swamp Cancer” is not cancer [...]