Outbreak Alerts: August 26, 2022 – West Nile Virus – Adams County, CO

Source: State Veterinarian’s Office   Number Confirmed: 1Number Exposed: UnknownFacility Type: Private FacilityAge: 9; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Usage: Pleasure Riding; Onset of Clinical Signs: 8/18/2022Clinical Signs: Weakness, ataxia, unable to rise, fasciculation. Noticed to be off on right hind earlier in the week (owner suspected an injury …

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Colorado’s Western Dressage Association Welcomes Lynn Palm

Western Dressage Clinic participant Renee Anderson. (Photo: ©COHS)

With its roots in Colorado dating back to 2010, Western Dressage has a huge following of enthusiasts. Recently, the Publisher of Colorado Horse Source magazine Karen Pickering was invited by the Western Dressage Association of Colorado to the Lynn Palm clinic at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Castle Rock. Palm …

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Horse Jobs: A Look at the Horses of the El Paso County Mounted Patrol

Horse Jobs: The El Paso County Mounted Patrol requires Nerves of Steel Friendly Disposition Athletic Prowess
Photo Credit: Colorado Horse Source

Job Requirement: Nerves of Steel, Friendly Disposition, Athletic Prowess Whether a fence dispute amidst the arid, rocky acres of this southeastern Colorado county, or working among throngs of rambunctious parade-goers, the horses behind the mounted patrol of El Paso County must  tolerate days of endurance training, noisy crowds, conflict management, …

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Equine Wellness: Have Mercy – Equine Euthanasia

Examining difficult end-of-life decisions The gelding stood with his head cocked to one side, nose extended forward. Curious and charming, our heartstrings tightened when we learned he was mostly blind. We’ve all seen inspirational stories of sightless horses living happy lives. With the right companion, and enough human love, he …

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Colorado Horse Council Needs Committee Members

Become part of the development and growth of Colorado’s equine industry. The Colorado Horse Council is a membership driven organization promoting and protecting the interests of the Colorado equine industry. It is important to find members with the skills, talents and time necessary to do the tasks associated with program development, …

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New AAEP Guidelines for Prevention, Treatment of Equine Bacterial Disease Leptospirosis

Divers T. Leptospirosis. In Sprayberry KA, ed. Robinson’s Current Therapy in Equine Medicine. 7th ed. St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier; 2015:179.

Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that can cause acute renal failure, in-utero infection and abortion, and equine recurrent uveitis in infected horses. The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has published on its website comprehensive guidelines to educate practitioners about risk factors, transmission, clinical signs, treatment and other considerations pertaining to …

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Several hundred wild horses near Meeker Colo. will be sent to Utah due to overpopulation: JOIN WEDNESDAY LIVE BLM MEETING

Wild horses in Salt Lake City 2018 (from NPR/Rick Bowmer AP)

According to a Colorado Public Radio Report and the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, the Bureau of Land Management will begin another round-up of wild horses near Meeker on Thursday. Malnourished Herd The Colorado BLM agency conducted a visual assessment in May of the herd located in Rio Blanco County near …

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