top special features of 2018

This year rolled out several new special interactive features on a variety of horse health topics. Which of those, and which from our ever-expanding special feature library, were most popular? Here’s a rundown of the most viewed special features in 2018.

Dealing With Equine Colic: 33 Do’s and Don’ts—Do you know what to do–and just as importantly, what not to do–if your horse displays vague, mild, or serious signs of what might be colic? Your answer could save your horse’s life.

Update: EPM in Horses—What we know about this equine neurologic disease and where the research is headed.

Core Vaccination: Protecting Horses From 5 Deadly Diseases—Learn about the diseases veterinarians recommend protecting your horse against and how vaccination could save your horse’s life.

Practical Biosecurity Tips to Protect Your Horses: Do’s and Don’ts—Use these disease prevention strategies on the farm, at the horse show, and in the breeding shed.

A Tale of Two Donkeys—One supports an impoverished family and fends for himself; the other lives large, with an overabundance of feed and forage. Both face potentially life-threatening welfare issues.

Leptospirosis: Protect Your Horse (And Yourself!)—Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that can result in abortion, chronic uveitis, and kidney and/or liver failure in horses and can also infect you, your pets, and other livestock. Now, there’s a vaccine to protect horses.

Natural Disaster: Are You and Your Horse Ready?—Are you and your horse ready for emergency evacuation? Get tools and information you need to keep your horse safe and healthy.

Piecing Together the Performance Horse Puzzle—Whether you’re chasing cows or running cross-country, getting—and keeping—your horse performing at his best requires carefully combining nutrition, exercise, and veterinary care to create the perfect picture of health.

Beasts of Burden: Targeting Disease in Africa’s Working Horses and Donkeys—Veterinarians and researchers take a close look at cases very different than those they see in developed countries, with the goal of collaborating to help this important segment of the equine world.

Equine Influenza: Know The Threat—Your horse is in the best condition of his life when, suddenly, the flu strikes and all your show season plans change. Learn how to protect your horse from influenza, a highly contagious respiratory disease.