Archive for October 2010

Thea Wins Award

October 28, 2010

Dr. Robertson’s daughter Theadora goes to her first horse show. Thea and her pony Fiona are showing her winning ribbons for the day.

10 Tips for Choosing the Best Hay for Your Horse

October 18, 2010

High-quality hay can be an important source of essential nutrients in your horse’s diet. A horse’s protein and energy requirements depend on age, stage of development, metabolism and workload. A mature horse will eat 2 to 2.5% of its body weight a day, and for optimum health, nutritionists recommend that at least half of this [...]

Swine Flue In Horses – Not Likely

October 9, 2010

by: Erin Ryder Can horses get swine flu? Probably not, said Tom Chambers, PhD, who heads the OIE Reference Laboratory for Equine Influenza at the University of Kentucky’s Gluck Equine Research Center in Lexington. Influenza viruses have an amazing ability to mutate and change their characteristics, so scientists who study them never say “never.”