Trailer Safety Check
Learn how to perform a safety check on your horse trailer before hitting the road. CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO
When it comes to treating horses, laser therapy can help with wounds, inflammation and more.
The United States equine competition season for three-day eventing reached its apex at Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event in Lexington, Ky. It is one of the pivotal international competitions which help determine who is to be selected for the Olympic teams competing in London this summer.
The pressure on every athlete, human and horse, to stay healthy, focused and yet relaxed and comfortable is enormously challenging. The eventing season is an endurance trial that requires either avoiding or recovering from fatigue and injuries. Managing these conditions in both the human and equine athlete plays a big role in determining who advances and who goes home.
Virginia is home to many of the top three-day eventing competitors, who mostly travel and compete in Florida and the Carolinas for the winter, then return North for the summer and fall events. CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY
With the new spring grass coming also comes Laminitis. Signs to be aware of include:
- Reluctance to move
- Shifting weight from leg to leg
- Laying down more than usual
- Stands up and rocks back onto hind legs
- Digital pulses palpable on either side of the fetlock
- Shows pain – Excessive sweating, inability to hold or pick up front feet easily
A New Life for Clyde
Clyde is now a thriving member of Equine Magic Therapeutic Services but just a year ago things were not so rosie for him. Clyde was rescued by the good people at Horizon Stables and once restored to good health he found his way into the hearts of some wonderful children. To learn more about Clyde and the program he is a part of click here.
Below are some pictures of Clyde before and as you can see his new life has done him a world of good.
Microchips are about the size of a grain of rice and can hold electronic data, such as identifying information about a horse. Microchipping provides a reliable way to verify a horse’s identity, which can contribute to the well-being of a horse and support consumer confidence during horse sales. Microchips are a standard of the FEI, the international equestrian sport governing body.
At the January 2016 USEF Annual Meeting, the USEF Board of Directors approved landmark rule changes for hunter/jumper competition that set forward a microchipping requirement at USEF-licensed and/or USHJA-sanctioned competitions with Hunter, Hunter Breeding, Jumper and Hunter/Jumping Seat Equitation classes not restricted by breed. The microchipping requirement will be implemented in two phases (see website for details.)
Greensburg, PA is host to the annual Turkey Trot. Dr. Liddell has attend this event for several years and facilitated donations for NEADS from Turkey Trot participants that run or walk with their dogs. This years efforts resulted in $1,000 raised for NEADS. To learn more about the NEADS organization or to make a donation please visit their website.
Lameness: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention
Sunday July 9th 11am-2pm
Topics covered will include discussion of diagnostic approaches to lameness, treatments available including joint therapy, laser treatments, acupuncture, chiropractic, oral supplements, physical therapy, etc. and prevention. We will have two LIVE horse demonstrations showing a lameness evaluation workup and the approach used to define the problem and define the best treatment option for the horse.
On Line Payment Option Now Available
You can now pay your account balance online using PayPal. Click on the Pay Now button below and you will be redirected to the Misty Hollow PayPal page. Your invoice does not exist in PayPal so you will need to be aware of your outstanding balance.
Buttercups and Pregnant Mares Don’t Mix
The buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus L) is a perennial plant that is TOXIC to all livestock species including the horse. Recently it was discovered to be a cause for abortion in Thorobred mares in Kentucky. Other signs of toxicosis include severe diarrhea weight loss, incoordination and paralysis.
Buttercups emerge from seed during the fall or later winter months. The weed is a cool-season plant and flourishes in overgrazed pastures. It thrives in wet, poorly drained soil and grows rapidly in the spring, blooming from March to August.
To get rid of the buttercup promote healthy grass growth by over seeding and fertilizing with lyme. Drain wet areas and broadleaf herbicides can be applied.