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The disease has no cure and is under-reported. Development of illness is a slow process, possibly making you wonder for days what is wrong with your horse.

West Nile Virus (WNV) is transmitted to horses via bites from infected mosquitoes. Equine mortality rate can be as high as 30-40%. The virus is not contagious and can only pass through the bite of an infected mosquito. Your horse is at greater risk of contracting WNV if he hasn’t been vaccinated. Vaccines will not […]

The Facts About Iodine

In 2007, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) passed a law stating the distribution of Iodine over 2.2 % concentrations, would require regulatory control. This came about after it was found that drug traffickers were using iodine in the illicit manufacture of methamphetamine (Meth). The regulation controls iodine crystals and strong iodine tinctures/solutions (e.g., 7 percent iodine) or […]

How To Apply Sole Pack Dressing For Maintenance and Prevention

The application for Sole Pack Dressing for maintenance and prevention program is applying the dressing to the frog (the “V” shaped area on the bottom of the hoof see attached photo), sole (the bottom of the hoof) and heel bulb (back heel area of the hoof) area. I also recommend applying the Sole Pack Dressing to the cornet band (where […]

Managing Mud and Hoof Health This Spring

When it comes to horse hooves, it doesn’t matter how fancy a pedigree is, owners still need to do their due diligence to assure that soundness and hoof health needs are met. This is especially true as the seasons change and we start to see more rain. One main factor that plays an important role […]