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Ask the Vet: Equine Vaccinology

Question: What part of the horse’s body do you administer the strangles vaccine? Is intranasal better than the injection? Answer: Strangles vaccine is referring to vaccination to prevent a highly contagious disease caused by Streptococcus

Cool Semen Transport: Advancements in Equine Artificial Insemination

Today’s breeding technology provides horse owners more options than were available in the past. Artificial insemination and semen preservation techniques make it possible to ship stallion semen to mares nearly anywhere in the country. But

Tips for Foaling Season: Preparing for Your New Foal

Your new foal is due soon! Prepare ahead of time so you’re ready and know what to expect with the foal’s arrival. You’ll want to: Make the property safe and ready for your foal Care for

Collecting Colostrum

How Can I Collect Colostrum From a Mare and Save It For Future Use? How Long Can I Keep It? Colostrum or “first milk” is the thick, yellow secretion from the mammary gland that’s present

Why all Riders Need to be Confident Riding the Walk, Trot and Lope

I stress the importance of being a confident rider at all three gaits – walk, trot and lope – because if you’re only comfortable at the walk and trot and never lope your horse, you’re

First Aid Essentials for Your Horse Barn

If you own horses, you know how injury-prone they can be. From small scratches and scrapes to more serious problems like muscle strains and broken legs, caring for horses can sometimes be difficult, especially during

How to Save Time Around the Barn

If you own a barn full of livestock, you understand the amount of time and energy it takes to keep things in order. Whether filling buckets, cleaning stalls, or grooming your horses, there is always

Gesundheit! Reverse Sneezing In Dogs

Snorts, yips, growls, and groans—pet dogs make a variety of sounds that can entertain or worry their owner, depending on the circumstance. Though owners who have concerns about the health of their pet should always

When Should I Retire My Horse?

Humans have defined retirement goals. For some, it’s age 55 or 62. For others, it’s a milestone—typically 20 or 30 years. It isn’t as cut and dry with horses. Neither age nor years under saddle

January Internet Auction catalog available Now & Last Call to Enter.

“The Internet Catalog is posted for theJanuary INTERNET Auction, which is the 54th Annual Mid Winter Sale in January for Quarter Horses, Paints and Appaloosas.  Bidding will open on January 22nd and close on January

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Westwind Morgans is pleased to announce Westwind Otto, in only his second year of Open Western Performance Horse Competition has qualified for the “World Celebration of Champions”. The “World” as its known, is one of

Enter Horses Now for the January Internet Auction

“The January INTERNET Auction is the 54th year the Jennings Family has produced the Mid Winter Sale in January for Quarter Horses, Paints and Appaloosas.  Bidding will open on January 22nd and close on January

Home Renovation Mistakes Most People Make During the Winter

Renovating a home, no matter the time of year, can be equal parts exciting and overwhelming. However, renovating in the winter may come with its own set of additional issues. Exterior renovations are especially risky during the

West Nile Virus in Horses

West Nile virus (WNV) was first recognized in the United States in New York in 1999. WNV is considered an endemic (permanent) disease of the United States. West Nile virus is transmitted by mosquitoes, and

Why is Your Horse Afraid of the Trailer?

When I was a kid, getting my horse on the trailer always turned into a huge tug-of-war. I’d ask her to step onto the trailer, and she’d fight the halter, rear and back up. My

Calming Supplements: Goodbye to Butterflies

Tense, edgy, spooky, worried. If any of these words describe your horse, a calming supplement could make training easier and riding more fun. These natural products are carefully formulated to alleviate anxiety, improve focus and

Tips For A Pet-Safe Howliday Season

It’s the time of year when a festive holiday spirit brings together friends and family in celebration, but this happy time can also bring unintentional hazards to your pet’s environment. Luckily, with advance preparation, most

Putting Together a First Aid Kit for Horses

Despite our best efforts to create a safe and healthy environment for our horses, accidents can happen. As a responsible horse owner or caretaker you should have a first aid kit prepared and stored at

Tips for Teaching with Patty Stovel

Teaching is at the heart of any discipline. Without a good coach, neither horse nor rider can achieve their highest potential. Hunter/jumper trainer Patty Stovel has mastered the art of teaching, which has helped her clients

Head-to-Hoof Exams and Vital Signs Should Be Part of Your Horse Care Routine

Whether you’ve had your horse for years or he just came into your life, there will come a time when you face the questions: Is this normal? Could something be wrong? Should I call the

Rodeo Results

Prologue Once upon a time, in 1782, a boy was walking down the streets of today’s Manhattan, New York. The boy occasionally ran errands for his father, who owned a farm outside of town. Being

Four unforgettable Melbourne Cup winners

Melbourne Cup is the best racing event of Australia. Nobody can deny its status. It is the only race when the whole country sits up and takes notice while fans around the world also watch

Last Call for Entries & Shop NOW – December INTERNET Auction

“The catalog is posted for the December INTERNET Auction with the early entries.  The FINAL entry deadline is Friday November 18th.  Bidding will Open on December 4th and close on Tuesday, December 6th,beginning at 7:00 pm

Ask the Vet: Reproduction

Question: Is there an age limit for a mare to be fertile? I have a mare that I am unfamiliar with her history. I am also uncertain that she has had a cycle in the

Ascarids In Horses

Internal parasites are small organisms that live a portion of their life cycle in a host animal–in this case, the horse. They live in internal organs, body cavities, and tissues while gaining their nutritive source by

Back Numbers Revealed For 2022 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

The smaller the number, the higher the honor when it comes to back numbers at the 2022 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Teton Ridge. The ProRodeo athletes who qualify for the NFR are assigned a back number

Rodeo Fans To Enjoy A Variety Of On-Site Entertainment Prior To And Following The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

When rodeo fans arrive at the Thomas & Mack Center for the return of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo they will have multiple entertainment options to enjoy prior to and following each rodeo performance. Known

Two Outstanding Performers Selected By Fans To Sing The National Anthem At The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

After a three-month promotion, two performers have been selected by fans to sing the national anthem at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. The Wrangler NFR will kick off on Thursday, Dec. 1

Getting An Orphan Foal To Nurse An Immediate Need

An orphan foal still needs another mare or a person to provide milk and care, especially during the first vital days of life. “The most immediate need for foals orphaned at birth is getting the

Chill Out! Does Your Horse Need a Calming Supplement?

In our modern world, where we provide for our horses’ every need, it’s easy to forget they are still prey animals wired to “run first, think later.” This flight instinct is beneficial for mustangs living