The Horse Staff

The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care is a monthly equine publication providing the latest news and information on the health, care, welfare, and management of all equids.

Articles by The Horse Staff

VS Outbreak in Texas, Colorado Continues

Twelve premises in Texas and 126 premises in Colorado remain quarantined. Read More

Five Equitation Science Resources on

Equitation science is a field of study that looks at equine behavior and welfare, and how horses and humans interact. Read More

University of Maryland Extension to Host Nutrition Clinic

The University of Maryland Equine Extension will host an introduction to equine nutrition clinic on Nov. 1. Read More

Equine VS Cases Still Being Reported in Texas, Colorado

Fourteen premises in Texas and 168 in Colorado remain under quarantine. Read More

Infographic: Scratches in Horses

Learn about scratches and how you can prevent and treat this frustrating pastern dermatitis in our visual guide. Read More

Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Event Stabling Facilities

Stabling at equine-event facilities could expose your horse to infectious disease pathogens. Learn how to evaluate risk. Read More

Horses and Infectious Disease

Learn about 20 important equine infectious diseases that could make your horse sick. Read More

Colorado, Texas Report Additional VS Quarantines

Colorado officials have 184 premises quarantined for VS, while Texas officials have 44 facilities quarantined. Read More

Five Biosecurity Resources on

Get tips on steps to take that will help protect your horses from equine infectious diseases. Read More

Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Isolation Facilities

Here are some points to consider when creating a quarantine area at an event facility. Read More

Infographic: Basic Principles of Conditioning

Learn how to safely take your horse from flabby to fit step-by-step with our visual guide. Read More

Additional VS Cases Reported in Texas, Colorado

Officials have quarantined additional premises after animals tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS). Read More

2014 'Therio Conference' Held in Portland, Oregon

Equine topics included biofilms, reproductive biosecurity, embryo biopsies, and more. Read More

Colorado, Texas Report Additional VS Cases

Animal health officials in Colorado and Texas have reported additional equine vesicular stomatitis (VS) cases. Read More

10 Equine Joint Health Resources on

Learn about options for keeping horses' joints healthy and for treating those that have developed problems. Read More Adds Equine Behavior Expert

Nancy Diehl, VMD, MS, will join Sue McDonnell, PhD, Cert. AAB, in fielding readers' horse behavior questions. Read More

Infographic: Does My Horse Have Gastric Ulcers?

Up to 90% of horses have gastric ulcers. Discover their clinical signs, treatments, and management strategies. Read More

Five Equine Body Condition Score Resources on

Learn how to better understand whether your horse is overweight, too skinny, or just right. Read More

Infographic: Botulism

Learn how this potentially fatal neurologic disease affects horses and how to prevent it. Read More

Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Horse Health at Events

Horses incubating pathogens can develop and shed disease at a show, so monitor your horse's vitals often. Read More

Infographic: Navicular Disease

Learn about navicular disease, a common condition that causes up to 1/3 of all front-limb equine lamenesses. Read More

MRI Resources on

Here are 10 resources about MRI and some of the ailments it can help identify available free on Read More

Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Providing Contact Information

Event organizers need current contact information so they can contact you in the event of a disease outbreak. Read More

Infographic: Equine Joint Structure and Function

Learn how equine joints work and common joint-function problems in this step-by-step visual guide. Read More

10 Recurrent Airway Obstruction Resources on

We've scoured our archives and compiled 10 RAO (or heaves) resources available for free on Read More