Volume 20 Issue 2
"Foal and Fowl from the Salt River Wild Horses in Arizona. Photo credit-Jody L Miller www.jodylmiller.com.
Articles In this Issue:
AT HOME WITH HOMEOPATHY
Potomac Horse Fever (an infection caused by Rickettsia)
By Char Raby
Potomac Horse Fever. Equine monocytic ehrlichiosis. Ditch fever. Shasta River crud. Equine ehrlichial colitis. All of these names describe a Rickettsial infection caused by an unusual type of bacteria that can live only inside the cells of another organism. Read on to learn more as holistic health care practitioner Charlotte (Char) Raby discusses the development, clinical signs and symptoms, and homeopathic treatment options for this condition.
"How Well Do You Know the Nose?"
Dr. Rhiannon Fenton, DVM
The five senses—vision, taste, smell, touch and hearing—are vital to the horse's survival. Follow along as Dr. Rhiannon Fenton explores some fun facts about the organ responsible for smell and see how much you know! Asymmetrical nostrils, aromatherapy, and the flehmen response are just a few of the topics covered in this piece about the oft overlooked equine nose.
DO IT YOURSELF
Tail TLC: Homemade Tail Conditioner & Growth Serum
by Kristal Jenkinson
When it comes to growing a long and healthy tail, patience is a virtue. With so many factors that affect hair growth, such as genetics, nutrition, care and turnout, it can feel like an uphill battle if you're dealing with a sparse tail. The good news is there are simple steps you can take today to get your horse headed in the right direction. Kristal Jenkinson, creator of the blog Savvyhorsewoman.com, shares a few of her favorite recipes to get you started!
Answering the Call: An Equestrian's Guide to Wildlife Rescue
by Susan Gallagher
A busy wildlife rehabilitation center can easily receive over a hundred phone calls in a day. Callers are often anxious, upset, and full of questions. Or maybe the caller is a bright spot in the rehabilitator's day, someone familiar with wildlife. Maybe the caller is a veterinary technician, a farmer, a rancher, or even an equestrian like you. Read on as Susan Gallagher, a licensed wildlife rehabilitator and Chief Naturalist at the Carbon County Environmental Education Center, shares her tips for helping wildlife found on the farm.
Parasite Patrol: DIY Acupressure for a Healthy Gut
by Susan Tenney
Make a Rain Barrel
by Lucinda Dyer
by Dan Moore, DVM
The Wonders of the Horse's Immune System
by Joseph Thomas, Ph.D.
FOR THE RIDER
The Not-So-Frequent Rider
by Wendy Murdoch
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
Hydration is More Than a Drop in the Bucket
by Lisa Ross-Williams
When is Hydrotherapy (Water Therapy) Right for your Injured Equine Athlete?
by Dr. Michael Guerini
Paw Puddy Hemp: Fast Relief for Hurting Horses
by Chris Martin
What's Really Important for Horses' Hooves?
by James Welz
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
All the Small Things
By Jennie Kramer
How Do I Prepare for a Disaster?
by Teri Ann Tate
OF INTEREST 2
he Insider's Guide to Aural Plaques: 3 Steps to Keeping Your Eye on Your Horse's Ears
by Angie Wells
The Agony and the Ecstasy
by Harold Roy Miller
PROFILES IN PLANTS
by Katharine Chrisley-Schreiber NHC, RMT
On the cover:Foal and Fowl from the Salt River Wild Horses in Arizona.
Photo credit-Jody L Miller www.jodylmiller.com