Across the Fence

Grass-Roots Parasite Control

Drug-resistant parasite emergence is related primarily to anthelmintic overuse and the lack of "evidence-based" deworming strategies.... Read More

New Control Strategies for Equine Infectious Anemia

Equine infectious anemia (EIA, also called swamp fever) researchers are now recommending that we test many horses less frequently and focus more effort on finding untested carriers. ... Read More

In Defense of Grade Horses

Grade horses provide a great pool of genetic variation and generally lack many of the genetic diseases that currently can afflict purebreds. ... Read More

Walking The Line

Those of us who enjoy horses outside of their natural habitat often encounter a dilemma: Is the discipline or use we've selected for them "what is good for the horse"? ... Read More

Tree-Hugging Horse Owners

In my journey to learn more about how horse farms could impact ponds, streams, and the nearby Chesapeake Bay, I drew upon my knowledge of horses and stable management from a typical horse person background.... Read More

What is in it for EHV-1?

Horse owners in the western United States are coming to grips with an equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM) outbreak, and the entire industry seems to be involved in the equine herpesvirus-1(EHV-1) discussion.... Read More

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