Giant Hogweed spreading in Canada

Trail riders are being warned to look out for a dangerous, invasive plant that can cause third-degree burns. The Nature Conservancy of Canada says giant hogweed is one of Canada’s most dangerous plants. The non-native plant grows up to six metres in height and has large clusters of white flowers at the top. Its clear, toxic...

No Hoof, No Horse: External Structure

The horse’s hoof is a miracle of engineering.  The off structures which operate in balance with each other to form the hoof capsule is capable of withstanding huge forces while protecting to the sensitive structures beneath.  In this article, Tack and Talk will help you understand more about the hoof, an...

Outbreak Alert – EHV-1

 A case of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) was recently reported in Auburn, Washington. EHV-1 has been associated with causing respiratory disease, abortions, neonatal disease and neurological disease (EHM-equine herpes myeloencephalopathy).1 EHV-1 is usually spread through coughing or sneezing.2 Direct horse-to-horse contact, as well as contact with contaminated feed, equipment, clothing and...

TOP