Rein Tension Study by Ashley Davenport

Download the Paper as a PDF Rein Tension During Trot and Canter in Dressage Horses of Varying Levels Ashley Davenport, B.K. Hull, D.S. Hanson, J.G. Davis, and A. Roy, Young Harris College, Young Harris, GA 30582 26 June 2015  Abstract The dressage horse uses a...

Equine Cushings Disease or PPID

Equine Cushings disease is also known as Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction because tumors form in the middle portion of the pituitary gland. The presence of these tumors does not seem to cause any problems. However, they stimulate the release of pituitary...

Barn Fires

A recent report stated that electrical problems and human error accounted for 80% of all barn fires. A more disturbing statistic was that most barn fires are fully involved within 3-5 minutes. Fully involved means the fire is out of control and smoke production is at...

Dr. Scot’s Food for Thought

We usually think that a mare (or Stallion) that is successful in their athletic career is a good candidate for the breeding shed. After all, success breeds success doesn’t it? I would submit that this may not always be the case. It is worth considering what it took to...

So What is a Coggins Test Anyway?

The Coggins Test is named after its developer Dr. Jack Coggins. This test was developed to screen for Equine Infectious Anemia. (EIA) EIA, also known as swamp fever, is a chronic wasting disease. Clinical signs include intermittent fever, depression, progressive...

New USEF Rules

USEF has passed two new rules concerning horse welfare. The first rule concerns the use of the following drugs: Dexamethasone, Ketoprofen and Methocarbamol. The dose for Methocarbamol and Ketoprofen is unchanged, but may not be administered within 12 hours of...

Benner’s Fateful Snack

Benner had nice home in the paddock he shared with his stablemate. One stormy night brought him a fateful snack. The high winds blew a tree down into his paddock. Benner did not know this particular tree was not good for him — in fact it was highly toxic. The...

Lyme’s Disease

Lyme’s disease is caused by the organism Borrelia Burgdorferri.  This disease is most commonly transmitted by the deer tick during a blood meal.  Small rodents serve as the reservoir for these bacteria.  The tick feeds on the rodent and then transmits it to the horse...