By Dr. Stephanie Valberg, University of Minnesota
and Dr. John Baird, University of Guelph
Adapted from Shivers article from University of Minnesota
What is Shivers?
Shivers or shivering are names that have been applied to a chronic nervous or neuromu...
Adapted from Extension Article “Responsible Horse Care for Winter and Summer”
By Steven M. Jones, Extension Horse Specialist
Proper year-round horse care is important to maintaining a healthy horse. Although you have no control over seasonal changes, they have an effect...
EQUINE METABOLIC SYNDROME: CAUSES, SIGNS, TREATMENT AND PREVENTION
Adapted from the My Horse University Horse Nutrition online course
Causes and Signs
Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) is also called Peripheral Cushing's Disease or insulin resistance. EMS has some similar...
Fence Planning For Horses
Adapted from eXtension article
Eileen Wheeler and Jennifer Smith Zajaczkowski
Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences
The Best Fence
Understand the purpose of a fence. The true test of a fence’s worth is not when horses are peacefully grazing,...
COMMON TOXINS IN EQUINE FEEDSTUFFS
by Christine Skelly, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Equine feedstuffs can be exposed to toxins during growth, harvest and storage. Plant disease, environmental conditions and insect infestation can all increase the likel...
ENIVRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY HORSE-KEEPING
HOW GREEN IS YOUR HORSE FARM?
By Ann Swinker PhD., Penn State University, Extension Horse Specialist
This is the time of year when you start thinking about New Year’s resolutions, and you may want to think of ways to make your stab...
WINTER DEHYDRATION IN HORSES
By Dr. Judith Marteniuk, Michigan State University
It’s a little known fact that horses can actually be thirstier in the winter than they are in the summer.
During cold weather, especially if the humidity is high, a horse’s thirst mechanism d...
STOMACH ULCERS: NUTRITIONAL FACTORS, TREATMENT AND PREVENTION
Excerpt from Horse Nutrition, a My Horse University online course
While gastric ulcers can occur in the esophagus and small intestines, the stomach is the most common site of gastric ulcer formation in the ad...
NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL GAITS OF THE HORSE
Excerpts from eXtenison.org/horses articles, Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky and
My Horse University Horse Selection and Evaluation Online Course, Christine Skelly, Michigan State University
The study o...
By Christine Skelly, Ph.D., Equine Extension Specialist, Department of Animal Science, Michigan State University
Pastures provide a valuable feed source for horses
Pastures are vitamin-rich and provide substantial energy and protein for many classes of ho...