Do You Know Your Salt?

In a recent episode of “Hell's Kitchen,” the gourmet cooks were using unrefined salt because of the subtle difference in taste from that of refined table sale. The cooks all commented on the quality of taste and health.   In the equine marketplace, we hear of the same claims that “raw”...

Outbreak Alert – West Nile Virus

August 15, 2018 West Nile Virus Fauquier County, VA Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine Source: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer ServicesThe Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) today announced the state’s first positive case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in a horse this year. The nine-year-old pony mare from Fauquier County tested positive for WNV at VDACS’ regional...

Heat Stress in Horses

Summer hot weather is here, and often with it hot and often humid weather which can cause horses to become overheated. Horses produce large amounts of heat through digestion of their food and activity during exercise. If the air is cooler than the horse’s body temperature, then blood is directed to the skin where the horse rids itself of the excessive heat...

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