The U.S. war effort is highly dependent on horses, more than 4.5 million are in service, 47,000 are killed per month. The lack of animals is also leading to the loss of field guns. The Western Kansas World also reproduces the official report that the "health of the troops remains very good."
Source: "Many Horses are Used by Armies." Western Kansas World, WaKeeney, Kansas, May 2, 1918. Page 2, Column 3.