CALIFORNIA WILD BURROS ARE UNDER ATTACK

“Genetic Crisis.” That is how renowned equine geneticist, Dr. E. Gus Cothran, assesses the vast majority of the BLM-managed wild burro populations still remaining on Western landscapes. Dr. Cothran attributes this crisis to burro populations too small to be considered … Learn More

KEEPING OUR HORSES SAFE

NOTICE REGARDING EUROPEAN EQUINE HERPES VIRUS OUTBREAK We have all seen the troubling news this week regarding the Equine Herpes Virus outbreak in Europe. We have no reports of any horses with EHV-1 in the Wellington area. We would, however, … Learn More

How to Be a Vigilant Broodmare Owner

Serious complications are uncommon in equine pregnancies, but when they occur the consequences can be devastating for both mare and foal. Breeders can reduce risks by monitoring mares closely and recognizing problems early. When you have a high-risk pregnant mare … Learn More

Cribbing and Colic in Horses: What’s the Link?

Posted by Stacey Oke, DVM, MSc in The Horse The latest on the unlikely relationship between brain, behavior, and belly Researchers estimate that 2-10% of all horses crib. This stereotypy (defined as a relatively unchanging, repetitive pattern of behavior with … Learn More