Next Steps For Controlling Equine Colitis

Among the numerous gastrointestinal disorders affecting horses, colitis can be a challenging and potentially serious condition, depending on the severity of the horse’s symptoms and the condition’s underlying cause. Dr. Amanda Trimble, a clinical assistant professor of equine internal medicine at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, explores how owners can […]

Staying On Guard Against Equine Colitis

Horses have delicate and complex gastrointestinal systems compared to many other animals, leaving them susceptible to digestive disorders, such as colitis.  “The term ‘colitis’ means inflammation of the large intestine, which is most often accompanied by diarrhea,” explained Dr. Amanda Trimble, a clinical assistant professor of equine internal medicine at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine […]

Texas A&M Researchers Studying Reproductive Abnormalities That Cause Sterility In Horses

Researchers at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS) have received a $640,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to study abnormalities in sex development that affect the reproductive capabilities of some horses. The new project will examine a diverse group of about 100 sterile horses, including those […]

Good Karma: Aggie Veterinarians Save Horse From Life-Threatening Melanoma

Teresa Porter has been taking care of horses for decades, but none have touched her heart like Karma. Karma, known at competitions as So Riveting, is a 20-year-old quarter horse stallion with a  striking gray coat. But with that color comes a problem — gray horses are genetically predisposed to developing melanoma, especially on body […]

Navigating The Mysteries of Gray Horse Melanoma

Horse ownership offers many joys, but as owners navigate the needs of their equine companions, they may find that each breed has its own unique requirements. What owners may not know is specific coat colors can signal distinct health challenges that they should attentively watch for and address. In the spirit of National Day of […]

Texas A&M Veterinarians Help Horse Recover From Life-Threatening Botulism

Thanks to the quick thinking of veterinarians from the Texas A&M Large Animal Teaching Hospital (LATH), a horse named Tesoro is back on his feet after a frightening case of botulism, a disease not common in Texas. Sydney Reed, a pre-veterinary animal science student at Texas A&M University, purchased Tesoro, a quarter horse gelding, as […]

Helping Horses With Equine Asthma Breathe Easier

Although asthma symptoms generally worsen in the winter for horses because of the cold, dry air, summer weather can also “stirrup” trouble for horses with a specific form of asthma — summer pasture associated asthma. “Equine asthma — also known as inflammatory airway disease (IAD), recurrent airway obstruction (RAO), or ‘heaves’ — is a common […]

Learning To Evaluate A Horse’s Health On Your Own

Horses are prone to accidents, so it is important for owners to know how to recognize changes in a horse’s health and determine when veterinary care is necessary.  Dr. Amanda Trimble, a clinical assistant professor of equine internal medicine at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, said working with a veterinarian […]

Steering Horses Away From Botulism

There’s nothing more satisfying than filling an empty stomach with food, but unknowingly serving or eating spoiled or contaminated food can cause health concerns. While humans may experience food poisoning as a result, horses can develop botulism, which is deadly. To keep horses healthy, Dr. Amanda Trimble, a clinical assistant professor of equine internal medicine […]

Texas A&M, Equine Reining Community Support Recovery Of Child’s Dream Foal

At 5 years old, many kids dream of owning a horse. Savannah Mize, however, only wanted one specific horse—the baby of her mare, Lady Bee Packin’, and the reining stallion Gunner Dun It Again, owned by Tripol Ranch. Growing up with a mother who worked in the performance horse industry, this was not an unusual […]

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