Recent News for Horse Care

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Attack of the Rabid Fox

November 17, 2017

A horse owner captured a video of a fox in his horse pasture, but then the fox attacked. Find out what saved his horses.... Read More

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From the Ground Up

November 16, 2017

Safe and smart groundwork can help build the foundation for a confident, well-behaved horse.... Read More

Buttons developed an eye cloudiness in retirement that eventually cost him his sight.

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Considering a Horse's Quality of Life

November 16, 2017

An owner describes how she made the difficult decision to euthanize her "heart horse" based on his quality of life.... Read More

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Technology Connecting Veterinarians, Clients

November 16, 2017

Telemedicine is growing in popularity among veterinarians and clients, but it doesn't come without risks.... Read More

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Swayback in a Young Horse

November 15, 2017

A young horse's swayback is getting worse as he ages. A veterinarian shares insight on why this might be.... Read More

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USEF Adds Autofill to Online MPA Disclosure Form

November 15, 2017

Equestrians must report MPA (or Depo-Provera) administration within 90 days before a USEF-licensed competition.... Read More

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Selenium and Cribbing: Is There a Relationship?

November 15, 2017

Researchers found that the cribbers in their study were deficient in selenium.... Read More

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Study Confirms Common Shoeing Interval Benefits Horses

November 15, 2017

The traditional four- to six-week interval aligns perfectly with what's going on physiologically in the horse's hoof.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Does the Time Change Affect Your Horse Schedule?

November 14, 2017

Of the 702 respondents, 293 (42%) said they ride less often because it's dark when they get home in the evening.... Read More

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Asiatic Wild Ass Returns to Kazakhstan's Central Steppes

November 14, 2017

For the first time in more than a century kulan (or Asiatic wild asses) are residing on Kazakhstan's central steppes.... Read More

During a neurologic exam, the practitioner might test the horse's proprioception by placing his feet in unusual positions and observing how the horse places his limbs during movement.

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Is My Horse Neurologic or Lame?

November 14, 2017

Gait-altering conditions such as EPM and wobbler syndrome can be tricky to spot and difficult to diagnose.... Read More

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Infographic: SAA: Infection Detection in Horses

November 13, 2017

Learn about serum amyloid A and how veterinarians can use it for early identification of inflammation in horses.... Read More

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Fat Options to Help Your Horse Hold Weight During the Winter

November 13, 2017

Oil? Rice bran or flax seeds? Fat-fortified feed? Learn how to pick the best option for horses that are hard-keepers.... Read More

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Vaccines for All Ages

November 13, 2017

Horses at different life stages have variable vaccine needs, but they're not as complicated as they seem.... Read More

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Clean Up Combustibles in Horse Barns Before Winter

November 12, 2017

Combustibles are unavoidable on a horse farm, but how you manage them can considerably reduce the risk of a barn fire.... Read More

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Blood Test Misses Mark for Diagnosing Equine Gastric Ulcers

November 12, 2017

Still, the researchers say they hope continued research on the topic will make equine gastric ulcers easier to diagnose.... Read More

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ISES 2017 Down Under: Let the Show Begin

November 11, 2017

The International Society for Equitation Science event will take place Nov. 22-25, in New South Wales, Australia.... Read More

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Which Horse Bedding Is Best?

November 10, 2017

Scientists sought an answer but found there's no perfect bedding for all situations. Each has benefits and drawbacks.... Read More

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New Dairy Donkey Management, Welfare Guidelines Published

November 08, 2017

Researchers from The Donkey Sanctuary and the University of Milan developed the guidelines during a two-year study.... Read More

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All 2017 Breeders' Cup Drug Tests Clean

November 08, 2017

The out-of-competition tests from all horses preparing for the Breeders' Cup were clear, as well.... Read More

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Troubleshooting Horse Arena Hazards

November 08, 2017

Maximize safety, soundness, and performance by solving your equine arena surface snafus. ... Read More

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Lymphangitis: A Frustrating Condition in Horses

November 07, 2017

This recurrent limb infection and swelling is challenging to treat. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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FDA Withdraws Draft Guidance on Animal Drug Compounding

November 07, 2017

The FDA said it will develop and issue a new draft guidance, which should be available in early 2018 for public comment.... Read More

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How Common is Laminitis in Australian Horses?

November 07, 2017

Researchers found a similar prevalence of laminitis in Australian horses and ponies as in America and Europe.... Read More

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, center, stands behind United States Ambassador Terry Branstad and AQSIQ Minister Zhi Shuping after the signing of an accord which allows the resumption of United States equine exports to the People’s Republic of China.

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U.S. Can Again Export Horses to China

November 06, 2017

In 2015 China placed a hold on the importation of live U.S. horses due to concerns about equine infectious anemia.... Read More