Study: Nosebands Can Cause Horses Stress (theHorse.com)

May 26th, 2016

Nosebands can restrict horses’ natural jaw movements, often preventing them from indicating discomfort when ridden. But whether this restraint method is stressful to horses has never been proven—until now.

Read more … (from theHorse.com)

Ask The Vet LIVE Q&A THIS THURS., May 26: Caring for Your New Horse (theHorse.com)

May 25th, 2016

Are you getting your very first horse or your first horse in a long time? Let the experts help you navigate equine ownership. Get your questions about veterinary care, nutrition, management, and more answered during this live event!

Tune in at 7:00 PM Central / 8:00 PM Eastern on Thursday, May 26,  for this live audio event.

Sponsored by theHorse.com.

Click here to register.

Article: Long-Haul Transport and Horse Health Risks (theHorse.com)

May 19th, 2016

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Transport-related stress and illness can put horses in a precarious—and even deadly—scenario. Researchers in Australia recently took a closer look at the health risks related to long-distance horse movement.

Read more … (from theHorse.com)

Article: 15 Facts About Assessing the Neonatal Foal’s Health (theHorse.com)

May 17th, 2016

Knowing the signs of distress to look for during foaling and those first few hours, and acting immediately, can literally mean the difference between life and death.

Learn more about assessing the neonatal foal’s health with this special download from theHorse.com.

OEW TTeam 3-Day (May 28 – 30) & 6-Day (May 28 – Jun 2) for Horses

May 9th, 2016

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Tellington TTeam Equine Clinic    Registration Form    More Info

Hosted at On Eagle’s Wings Equine Center LLC by Marie Hoffman 

May 28 – 30   3-Day Workshop   $400

May 28 – June 2  6-Day Workshop  $800

Registration Deadline: May 21

To sign up, contact: Nancy Steinmeyer, 815-334-8825, Nancy@NLSteinmeyer.com

Register NOW for Summer Horse Camps at OEW!

May 2nd, 2016

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The Sycamore, DeKalb & Genoa Park Districts will be offering Afternoon Horse Camps (for ages 8-16) at On Eagle’s Wings Equine Center for Summer 2016.

Visit our Camps and Clinics page to learn more.

Sign up is going on now! Registration is through the park districts.

Email Mariehorse@aol.com, if you have any questions.

Ask The Vet LIVE Q&A THIS THURS., Apr. 28: Understanding Horse Behavior (theHorse.com)

April 26th, 2016

Why do horses do the things they do? Join us as a certified animal behaviorist answers your questions about how horses learn, the causes of common stereotypes, herd dynamics, and more during this live event!

Tune in at 7:00 PM Central / 8:00 PM Eastern on Thursday, April 28,  for this live audio event.

Sponsored by theHorse.com.

Click here to register.

Ask The Vet Podcast: Equine Spring Vaccines and Wellness Exams (theHorse.com)

April 21st, 2016

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Spring is a great time to schedule a veterinary visit and create a vaccination plan for your horse. Get the most out of your horse’s annual wellness exam with help from theHorse.com experts.

Click here to listen to (or download) this podcast.  Sponsored by theHorse.com.

Article: A Look at Equine Recurrent Uveitis and Leptospirosis (theHorse.com)

April 19th, 2016

Photo: Lee Thomas

A “hot” eye—one that is cloudy and irritated with a constricted pupil—is a true emergency. One of its causes, a particularly nasty bacterial uveitis, can cause eventual blindness in 50-100% of its victims especially in Appaloosa’s. Thus, a veterinarian’s prompt assessment and treatment are crucial.

Read more … (from theHorse.com)

Register for Afternoon Summer Horse Camps at OEW

April 11th, 2016

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The Sycamore, DeKalb & Genoa Park Districts will be offering Afternoon Horse Camps (for ages 8-16) at On Eagle’s Wings Equine Center for Summer 2016.

Visit our Camps and Clinics page to learn more.

Sign up is going on now! Registration is through the park districts.

Email Mariehorse@aol.com, if you have any questions.