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Horses grazing on spring grass.

Protecting Your Horse from Founder on Spring Grass

Spring is a beautiful season with fresh blooms and green pastures. However, spring pastures can be a dangerous time for horses. With the arrival of lush green grass in springtime comes the risk of founder, a progressive form of laminitis. Protecting your horse from founder is crucial to avoid further health complications.

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How to Protect Your Horse from Strangles

Horses frequently travel for different purposes, such as competitions, which can increase their chances of getting equine diseases like Strangles. Strangles is a severe illness for horses, with reported cases in the United States every year. Luckily, there have been no cases in Texas yet. Strangles is a highly contagious illness that once the disease is present it can live in the ground for years.  

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The Importance of Keeping Your Horses Vaccinated for West Nile

Routine vaccinations are part of being a responsible horse owner. This month we are focusing on West Nile virus. WNV is a mosquito-borne virus that affects humans and other animals, of which horses represent 96.9% of reported non-human cases. West Nile was first introduced to the United States in 1999, WNV is now found in most states in the United States. 

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