As summer’s scorching temperatures sweep across the nation, horse owners face the challenge of maintaining their equine companion’s wellness and performance during periods of extreme heat. Horses, like humans, are susceptible to the dangers of overheating. However, what sets horses apart is their limited ability to sweat, a vital cooling mechanism. Enter equine acupuncture, an ancient practice that has gained modern recognition for its remarkable ability to help horses sweat efficiently even in the most sweltering conditions.
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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.
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.