Prascend® (pergolide mesylate) has been available to U.S. veterinarians and horse owners for nearly three years as a treatment option for horses suffering from Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID), formerly known as equine Cushing's disease. In an effort to raise awareness of the disease and share treatment success stories, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI), manufacturers of PRASCEND, recently hosted a testimonial contest.... Read More
Signal-Health - the North American distributor of the EquiwinnerTM non-invasive dermal patch - is on a quest. The company wants to alert owners and trainers that healthy horses will stay well hydrated on their own and to provide the solution to achieve such a healthy state.... Read More
When a beloved pet horse or valuable competitive or working horse comes up lame, the horse owner and the vet know two things right away. ... Read More
APC, Inc. last week released results of a research study conducted by Dr. Josie Coverdale, associate professor of equine science at Texas A&M University. Dr. Coverdale presented the abstract at the 2014 Joint Annual Meeting of the American Society of Animal Science, which was held in Kansas City, MO, July 20-24.... Read More
APC, Inc. has released results of a research study conducted by Dr. Josie Coverdale, associate professor of equine science at Texas A&M University. Dr. Coverdale presented the abstract at the 2014 Joint Annual Meeting of the American Society of Animal Science, which was held in Kansas City, MO, July 20-24.... Read More
For many horse owners, the question is often not if their horses will "tie up" but when. Exertional rhabdomyolysis (ER) or tying up, as it is typically called, is the most common form of muscular problem in horses and also occurs in humans, many times as a result of extended exercise or change in diet.
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Fall is a great time to take inventory and shore up supplies. Horse owners will have their chance to do just that during the Nutrena® SafeChoice® September Savings promotion. Consumers who buy four bags of Nutrena® SafeChoice® Senior or Nutrena® SafeChoice® Maintenance feed during one visit to a participating retailer will receive one bag of the same item free. The promotion runs Sept. 1 - 30, 2014. No coupon is necessary unless provided in-store.
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Livestock and horses are often thought of and cared for as extensions of the immediate family on the farm. In addition to bringing unmeasurable enjoyment, healthy animals can largely determine the success or failure of livestock and agricultural operations. Ranchers must take precautions to help naturally maintain and improve the health of their valuable livestock investments. WRT (www.wrtag.com) understands the importance of keeping animals in top shape naturally.... Read More
Goliath, the 2005 Guinness Book of World Record holder for Tallest Living Horse, passed away peacefully July 3, 2014 on the Priefert Ranch in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. Goliath was an awe striking black Percheron gelding who stood 19.1 hands high and weighed over 2500lbs. He was superstar and legend in his own right. ... Read More
The Prairie Oat Growers Association (POGA) today announced its second oat research grant. Dr. Lori Warren of the University of Florida will receive more than $146,000 in funding for a two-year research project titled "Can beta-glucan improve the responsiveness of the immune system in horses?" The research project began in June. Dr. Warren's project was recommended for funding by the Equine Oat Research Advisory Board (EORAB) in 2013.... Read More