Disease Information Hub

Find important information regarding equine disease and the latest information to protect your horse. The AQHA Disease Information Hub, powered by Zoetis, is your source for the latest news and information regarding the health and well-being of your horse.

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December 03, 2020 | News and Publications , Healthcare and medication
Equine colic covers a multitude of abdominal and intestinal problems in horses. Recognizing the early signs of colic can lead to quicker recovery.
December 02, 2020 | News and Publications , Hoof care
White line disease is characterized by an invasion of bacteria and fungi that destroy hoof-wall tissue. Learn what it is and how to treat in horses.
November 23, 2020 | News and Publications , Genetic testing
We can breed healthier horses without sacrificing talent by mating mares and stallions that aren’t close kin. It’s an old-fashioned practice known as outcrossing.
November 17, 2020 | News and Publications , Breeding and foal care
The essentials for any horse breeding lease agreement – what both mare and stallion owners should look for in a breeding contract.
November 17, 2020 | News and Publications , Get Started with Horses
Keep your horse hydrated in the cold winter months with tips from these experts.
November 16, 2020 | , Breeding and foal care
Choosing the right stallion for your mare is an art form. These are eight essentials for horse breeding research.
November 01, 2020 | News and Publications , Ranching
Double-check your broodmares in early winter for the health and safety of mares and their foals.
October 22, 2020 | Trail Riding , Ranching
How to tell if a horse is too fat, too thin or just right.
October 21, 2020 | , Breeding and foal care
Leasing a broodmare can be a beneficial arrangement for owner and lessee.
October 21, 2020 | News and Publications , Registering/transfer
Weigh the costs and benefits of keeping a horse at home, boarding, leasing or taking lessons.
December 03, 2020 | News and Publications , Healthcare and medication
Equine colic covers a multitude of abdominal and intestinal problems in horses. Recognizing the early signs of colic can lead to quicker recovery.
November 01, 2020 | News and Publications , Ranching
Double-check your broodmares in early winter for the health and safety of mares and their foals.
October 22, 2020 | Trail Riding , Ranching
How to tell if a horse is too fat, too thin or just right.
October 21, 2020 | News and Publications , Registering/transfer
Weigh the costs and benefits of keeping a horse at home, boarding, leasing or taking lessons.
October 14, 2020 | , Wellness
Degenerative joint disease can be tricky. But if you know its secrets, you can help your horse be one step ahead.
September 29, 2020 | News and Publications , Ranching
Vaccines work with a horse’s natural defense to develop immunity. A veterinarian explains vaccination types, vaccine failure and how often to vaccinate.
September 19, 2020 | News and Publications , Healthcare and medication
Bandaging a horse’s leg wound, wrapping for exercise or support during travel poses a few dangers if done improperly. Here’s how to keep your horse safe.
September 16, 2020 | Racing , Healthcare and medication
Improve horse health with these tips on using liniments.
September 16, 2020 | News and Publications , Hoof care
Thrush is a bacterial and fungal infection of the frog. Learn how to spot it, treat it and prevent thrush from becoming a chronic issue for your horse.
August 14, 2020 | News and Publications , Healthcare and medication
Protecting a horse's respiratory system is vital. Learn the anatomy behind how a horse breathes, causes for equine respiratory disease and how horse lung health is evaluated.
October 22, 2020 | Trail Riding , Ranching
How to tell if a horse is too fat, too thin or just right.
October 21, 2020 | News and Publications , Registering/transfer
Weigh the costs and benefits of keeping a horse at home, boarding, leasing or taking lessons.
April 23, 2020 | News and Publications , Wellness
Solidify your foal’s nutritional foundation by creep feeding during his first year.
March 16, 2020 | News and Publications , Breeding and foal care
Young horses require special care and nutrition.
March 16, 2020 | News and Publications , Feeding
As your horse ages, his dietary needs change. Here’s how to determine if it’s time to switch your older horse to senior feed.
June 19, 2019 | News and Publications , Healthcare and medication
Learn to spot and prevent equine overheating, heat stroke and heat-stress symptoms.
May 09, 2019 | News and Publications , Feeding
Cargill has initiated a voluntary recall of select Southern States®.
April 15, 2019 | News and Publications , Ranching
Spear grass, Texas winter grass, needle grass – whatever you want to call it, this native grass poses a health risk to your horse.
March 18, 2019 | Showing , Feeding
As the weather changes, so too should your feeding program as your show horse ups his activity.
February 11, 2019 | , Breeding and foal care
AQHA Corporate Partner Nutrena answers frequently asked questions about broodmare nutrition and feeding for healthy foals.
December 02, 2020 | News and Publications , Hoof care
White line disease is characterized by an invasion of bacteria and fungi that destroy hoof-wall tissue. Learn what it is and how to treat in horses.
October 22, 2020 | Trail Riding , Ranching
How to tell if a horse is too fat, too thin or just right.
October 21, 2020 | News and Publications , Registering/transfer
Weigh the costs and benefits of keeping a horse at home, boarding, leasing or taking lessons.
October 20, 2020 | News and Publications , Hoof care
Keep your horses and their hooves dry with these pasture and paddock drainage tips.
October 14, 2020 | , Wellness
Degenerative joint disease can be tricky. But if you know its secrets, you can help your horse be one step ahead.
September 16, 2020 | News and Publications , Hoof care
Thrush is a bacterial and fungal infection of the frog. Learn how to spot it, treat it and prevent thrush from becoming a chronic issue for your horse.
August 25, 2020 | News and Publications , Making your own tack
Whether you have a ripped hay bag or a damaged water bucket, duct tape can repair your problems in a pinch. Here's how to use duct tape in a horse barn.
August 09, 2020 | News and Publications , Hoof care
The debate over whether horses should go barefoot or be shod has been going on for decades.
August 03, 2020 | About AQHA , Wellness
Guard your mare in late summer against heat, bugs and sparse pasture.
July 06, 2020 | News and Publications , Barn safety
Rules for correct behavior in the horse show warm-up arena.
November 23, 2020 | News and Publications , Genetic testing
We can breed healthier horses without sacrificing talent by mating mares and stallions that aren’t close kin. It’s an old-fashioned practice known as outcrossing.
November 17, 2020 | News and Publications , Breeding and foal care
The essentials for any horse breeding lease agreement – what both mare and stallion owners should look for in a breeding contract.
November 16, 2020 | , Breeding and foal care
Choosing the right stallion for your mare is an art form. These are eight essentials for horse breeding research.
November 01, 2020 | News and Publications , Ranching
Double-check your broodmares in early winter for the health and safety of mares and their foals.
October 21, 2020 | , Breeding and foal care
Leasing a broodmare can be a beneficial arrangement for owner and lessee.
October 12, 2020 | News and Publications , Breeding and foal care
Make the transition into horse breeding easier for your race mare.
September 22, 2020 | News and Publications , Ranching
A well-rounded marketing plan reaches mare owners on a multitude of platforms. Here are some promotional tactics for stallion owners and managers.
September 15, 2020 | About AQHA , Breeding and foal care
Know the basics of horse color genetics so you can easily determine your newborn foal’s color.
September 14, 2020 | About AQHA , Buying
Balancing old foundation Quarter Horse bloodlines with the more modern style of American Quarter Horse. How two breeders incorporate vintage breeding.
August 31, 2020 | News and Publications , Ranching
Marketing your Quarter Horse stallion can be hard. Learn about the benefits of AQHAs premier Quarter Horse directory and breeder resource, QStallions.com.
July 30, 2018 | News and Publications , Horse Health and care
Being educated and prepared is the best way to help your horse when colic strikes.
June 29, 2020 | News and Publications , Get Started with Horses
This free downloadable e-book illustrates a Quarter Horse’s external features, muscles, organs, skeleton, feet and teeth.
June 29, 2020 | News and Publications , Get Started with Horses
Learn the structure of a horse, plus conformation standards for an American Quarter Horse, all packed into this FREE downloadable chart.
July 27, 2018 | News and Publications , Horse Health and care
How to be prepared for and deal with a horse affected by HYPP.
July 30, 2018 | News and Publications , Training
Training your foal to accept a halter doesn't have to be a struggle. Learn more in our free ebook.
July 27, 2018 | News and Publications , Horse Health and care
Horse owners have many options when faced with an orphaned foal.
July 30, 2018 | News and Publications , Horse Health and care
This FREE e-book answers the age-old question, “How old is too old to breed a horse for the first time?”
July 30, 2018 | News and Publications , Horse Health and care
Osteochondritis Dissecans affects young, growing horses and causes joint pain. Learn more about these conditions in our free ebook.
July 29, 2018 | News and Publications , Horse Health and care
In this free e-book, get great first-aid tips to ensure your horse heals as fast as possible.
July 27, 2018 | News and Publications , Horse Health and care
The wooden rocking horseshoe is helping many horses survive laminitis.