Sienna – Gone But Not Forgotten

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March 5, 2014 This is probably the hardest story I’ve had to write….. Sienna came to us 3 years ago, severely abused most of her life, could barely walk due to blown out knees, severely dehydrated & malnourished, her spirit was gone. After months of tender loving care, she was getting a twinkle back in […] Read more »

Horse Adoption

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Adopting a horse is an immense responsibility, but it can be a rewarding and fun experience. If you’re looking into adopting an equine companion, consider the following factors before jumping into a decision: Monetary costs: boarding/ stable fees, veterinary care, dental care, and equipment such as saddles, blankets, and boots, are major financial commitments. Ask […] Read more »

Equine Internal Parasites

Historically, it was too arid and too hot for internal parasites to survive and multiply to numbers that would be of concern for horses living in Arizona and other desert climates. Microclimates including lawns, increased irrigation, crowded housing/pens and an increase in the number of “backyard horses” has, in recent years, exponentially increased the parasite […] Read more »

Equine Dental Health

Regular oral examinations are just as important for your horse as for the dogs, cats and humans in your life. Equine teeth, unlike carnivorous or omnivorous animals, continuously erupt from the sinus cavities of the skull throughout the life of the horse. Because the upper jaw is wider than the lower jaw, the teeth can […] Read more »

Sienna says thanks!

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Sienna loves her shelter and wants to once again thank everyone that helped make it possible – it’s really made a difference on these colder nights! As soon as the sun starts to come up, she is waiting for Annie to come fill her water bucket and hand out the hay! Hurry up already! She’s […] Read more »

West Nile Disease in Horses

Robin Paterson, D.V.M. Cerbat Cliffs Animal Hospital West Nile Virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne virus that was first recognized in U.S. horses in 1999.  Thirteen years later, the disease is found throughout North America, parts of Central and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa, and continues to cause serious, sometimes fatal, neurologic conditions of affected […] Read more »

I’m no Mr. Ed

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I’m no Mr. Ed, but I’d like to tell you about a few things I could use. Not everyone is comfortable sponsoring or donating, but maybe you’d like to send me a care package (gently used items are fine), so here’s my wish list: brushes, poop rake, halter, hoof picks, 10 foot cotton lead rope, hypoallergenic […] Read more »