VMTH "Case of the Month" - June 2015
AUSTIN - With the rain, flooding and tornados across our state, the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) reminds Texans to take appropriate steps to prepare your livestock, poultry and pets before disaster strikes.
By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.
Are you adding a supplement to your horse's diet that contains iron? You may want to consider changing it if your horse is overweight, diagnosed with insulin resistance, or suffers from equine Cushing's disease. Studies have shown a direct correlation between iron intake and insulin levels in the blood, making it an important factor in managing the diet for these horses.
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Three more cases have been found in Oregon of horses infected with Equine Herpes Virus 1, or EHV-1, and one animal has the most serious "neurotropic" form of the virus that is far more likely to cause serious, sometimes permanent neurological damage.
BROOMFIELD, Colo. – This time of year sends many horse riding Coloradans outside to enjoy our warm days and cool evenings and the Colorado Department of Agriculture reminds horse owners that state statutes require a "brand" inspection is required if they plan on buying, selling, adopting, gifting, or selling horses. The inspection is necessary whether or not the horse is branded.