The severe fires throughout California over the past three months have exposed humans and animals to unhealthy air containing wildfire smoke and particulates. These particulates can build up in the respiratory system, causing a number of health problems including burning eyes, runny noses and illnesses such as bronchitis.
John, an 11-year-old American Quarter Horse gelding, and his owner/rider Doug Parker worked for years to qualify for the World Series of Team Roping in Las Vegas. Just before that became a reality in 2016, however, John was stricken with botulism, a toxic poisoning that had already killed one of his stablemates. Parker, who knew the World Series was now out of the question, raced to the UC Davis veterinary hospital to save John’s life.
The health and safety of horses are generally of high concern to horse owners. Taking the appropriate precautions for natural disasters can seem daunting, but with help from these experts, we can all be prepared.
Kay Lynn Schulz’ heartbreaking journey for answers to her beloved horse’s malady leads to a ground-breaking diagnosis.
It’s spring and where are your horses? Probably heads down, buried in a field of gorgeous spring grass. That grass helps them put on weight after a hard winter, and in no time they are fat, shiny, and covered in dapples.
Gas colic is the least serious form of colic. That’s the good news. The bad news is that it’s very common.