UC Davis Helps Champion Rope Horse Return After Botulism Poisoning

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.

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Seeking Shelter

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.

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Spring Hay

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.

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