Thursday, November 21, 2013

Outbreak alert website for Equine Disease
This website is courtesy of Merial.  It may feed chronic worriers a little too much but it seems to have accurate and timely information.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) 2015 Equine Study

The National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS), a nonregulatory division of USDA–APHIS–VS, in collaboration with the National Agricultural Statistics Service is planning for the Equine 2015 study, NAHMS third national study of the equine industry. The survey is scheduled to begin in summer 2015.

Your input is essential if we are to address specific needs and information gaps in the equine industry. Stakeholder input will be collected throughout the remainder of 2013 to help determine the objectives of the study. What information would you like to know about the equine industry and what would prompt equine owners to participate in this national study? 

You can provide input on specific information that would be valuable by completing a 5-minute survey at  Surveys must be completed by December 31, 2013.

Results of previous NAHMS studies of the equine industry are available at:

Comments and questions can be directed to Dr. Josie Traub-Dargatz at 970-494-7261 or

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Free talks at Marion Dupont Scott Equine Center

The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center
would like to invite you to attend our 2013-2014 Tuesday Talks
December 3, 2013:  “Diagnosis and Treatment of Upper Airway Conditions: 
                                 Can Surgery make a difference?"
                                 by Dr. Kenneth Sullins
January 7, 2014:      “Diagnosis and Treatment of Lower Airway Conditions:
                                 Lower airway infections and how to treat them effectively"
                                 by Dr. Martin Furr
February 11, 2014:  “Tendons, Ligaments & Imaging:
                                ‘No leg no horse’: Advances in diagnosis and treatment of tendon
                                 and ligament injuries".
                                 by Dr. Nathaniel White
March 11, 2014:      “Sports Medicine & Lameness:
                                What can go wrong within your horse’s joint and how we can help
                                by Dr. Jennifer Barrett 
April 8, 2014:         “Advances in Holistic Equine Medicine:
                                Ways to complement traditional medicine for your horse’s complete wellbeing” 
                                by Dr. Anne Desrochers (Location TBD) 

Seminars will begin at 7:00 pm in the library of the
Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, Leesburg, Virginia,
unless otherwise stated.
 Please contact Sharon Peart at 703-771-6842 or
for reservations or information.

Herbal supplements

Until there is some oversight of this multimillion dollar industry there is no way to know what you are feeding your horse (or yourself)