Category Archives: Care

Sweet Dreams…

All horse owners know the familiar and somehow pleasing outline of a dozing horse: one hind leg bent in relaxation while the other three legs are locked in place; head hung low; ears relaxed; lower lip drooping and maybe even occasionally twitching. We’re very familiar with this image because horses doze a lot. As...

Outbreak Alert – Rabies (Seattle, Washington)

A case of rabies was recently reported in a Bat in Seattle, Washington. Among wild animals, the disease is most often reported in skunks and raccoons but is also found in bats and foxes,1,2 and usually is transmitted from the saliva of an infected animal into a bite wound.1 Every case of rabies presents a death sentence...

Whorlology

A whorl, (also called a swirl, crown, or cowlick), is where the hair grows in the opposite direction from the hair surrounding it. Most horses have one somewhere on their face, although the position and shape varies. The whorl can be high, between the eyes, or low on the horse’s face and be big, small,...

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