Volume 20 Issue 2

Volume 20 Issue 2

"Foal and Fowl from the Salt River Wild Horses in Arizona. Photo credit-Jody L Miller www.jodylmiller.com.

AT HOME WITH HOMEOPATHY

Potomac Horse Fever: What it is, How to Treat it.

By Char Raby

SPECIAL FEATURE

How Well Do You KNOW THE NOSE?

Dr. Rhiannon Fenton, DVM

Do It Yourself

Tail TLC: Homemade Tail Conditioner & Growth Serum

by Missy Wryn

STABLE ENVIRONMENT

Answering the Call: An Equestrian's Guide to Wildlife Rescue

by Susan Gallagher

Volume 20 Issue 2

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.

SPECIAL FEATURE
"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!

STABLE ENVIRONMENT
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.

ACUPOINTERS
Parasite Patrol: DIY Acupressure for a Healthy Gut
by Susan Tenney

ECOLOGY MATTERS
Make a Rain Barrel
by Lucinda Dyer

EQUISSENTIALS
Nutri-Health
by Dan Moore, DVM

FEATURE ARTICLE
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

HEALING HINTS
When is Hydrotherapy (Water Therapy) Right for your Injured Equine Athlete?
by Dr. Michael Guerini

HELPFUL HEMP
Paw Puddy Hemp: Fast Relief for Hurting Horses
by Chris Martin

HOOFCARE HIGHLIGHTS
What's Really Important for Horses' Hooves?
by James Welz

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
All the Small Things
By Jennie Kramer

OF INTEREST
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

PONY EXPRESS
The Agony and the Ecstasy
by Harold Roy Miller

PROFILES IN PLANTS
Papaya
by Katharine Chrisley-Schreiber NHC, RMT

WE'RE LISTENING

On the cover:Foal and Fowl from the Salt River Wild Horses in Arizona.
Photo credit-Jody L Miller www.jodylmiller.com

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CONTRIBUTORS:

Joseph Thomas, Ph.D.
Dr. Rhiannon Fenton, DVM
Dan Moore, DVM
Dr. Michael Guerini
Wendy Murdoch
Chris Martin
James Welz
Teri Ann Tate
Harold Roy Miller
Angie Wells
Kristal Jenkinson
Susan Gallagher
Lucinda Dyer
Susan Tenney
Jennie Kramer
Katharine Lark Chrisley-Schreiber
Char Raby
Lisa Ross-Williams

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