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Caring For Horses in Extreme Heat

June 24, 2017

Find out the most important things to consider when caring for horses in extreme heat.... Read More

Troy Heikes (USA) and Lil Gun Dunit were the leaders in the second individual reining qualifier .

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Keeping Your Equine Athlete at the Top of His Game

June 21, 2017

Our sources share nine ways to help your sport horse perform at his best.... Read More

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Equine Dental Care: Painful Points and Uneven Arcades

June 15, 2017

Here are some common dental issues to watch for and how they can be corrected. ... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Easy Keepers

June 12, 2017

Follow these steps to help your overweight horse subsist on fewer calories.... Read More

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Blister Beetle Basics

June 10, 2017

Blister beetles in your horse's alfalfa can be deadly. Here's what to watch for and how to keep your horses healthy.... Read More

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Top Tweets From the 2017 Equine Science Society Symposium

June 05, 2017

We've collected tweets and take-homes from the 2017 Equine Science Society Symposium. Take a look!... Read More

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Researchers Develop Regional Fat Scoring System for Horses

May 30, 2017

The system measures fat deposits near the stomach and small intestine, around the heart, neck crest, and rump.... Read More

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Feeding the Endocrine-Challenged Horse

May 29, 2017

Laminitis risk is the No. 1 reason we worry about equine metabolic conditions such as EMS and PPID when feeding horses.... Read More

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Cardiotoxins in Horses

May 28, 2017

Learn about several substances that can cause heart muscle damage and death in horses.... Read More

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Genetic Risk Factor for Equine Eye Cancer Identified

May 25, 2017

Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common cancer found in equine eyes and the second most common equine tumor overall. ... Read More

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Prepurchase Exams: Not Just Looking for Lameness

May 25, 2017

Find out what conditions, beyond lameness, a veterinarian might uncover during a prepurchase exam. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Drylots for Horses

May 23, 2017

Of the 579 respondents, 443 (77%) said they use drylots to help manage their horses' weight. ... Read More

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Cargill Investigates California Horse Deaths

May 18, 2017

Two horses at the same farm that consumed Nutrena SafeChoice Senior died three days apart.... Read More

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Burning Up: Photosensitization and Sunburn in Horses

May 11, 2017

Some horses are vulnerable to sun damage. Here's what to watch for and how to protect against it. ... Read More

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10 Toxic Substances to Avoid

May 11, 2017

Learn about 10 common plants and chemicals your horse should never eat.... Read More

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Manufacturer Fined in Contaminated Horse Feed Case

May 10, 2017

Western Milling will pay more than $500,000 in fines in connection with its manufacture of monensin-contaminated feed.... Read More

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Desert Horse-Keeping

May 10, 2017

From hydration to irrigation, learn how to combat challenges that come with caring for horses in arid climates. ... Read More

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Spring Grass Safety

May 09, 2017

As benign as it might seem, this fresh forage can cause more harm than good. Here's what to remember.... Read More

Working horses undergo treatment for the fungal disease epizootic lymphangitis (EZL) at the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad veterinary clinic in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia. Both animals' limbs are affected, but the horse on the left also suffers from facial lesions.

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New Test Could Improve EZL Diagnosis in Working Equids

May 04, 2017

The new test could lead to faster, low-cost diagnosis and enable better treatment and management.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Equine Weight Management Challenges

April 18, 2017

Of the 576 respondents, 277 (48%) said their horses are easy keepers and gain weight easily.... Read More

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10 EMS Resources on TheHorse.com

April 13, 2017

Improve your knowledge about diagnosing, treating, and preventing equine metabolic syndrome (EMS).... Read More

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Senior Horse Care Strategies

March 24, 2017

Aging for horses means strength and flexibility diminish, as well as the body's ability to handle infection.... Read More

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Amikacin/Ampicillin: Combo of Choice for Septic Foals

March 21, 2017

In one study, bacteria in 91.5% of the foals were susceptible to this antimicrobial combination.... Read More

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Trace Mineral Basics: Iron

March 06, 2017

Iron plays a key role in oxygen transport and immune function in the horse. ... Read More

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Minding the Great Tooth Transition in Horses

March 01, 2017

The transition from baby to permanent teeth can go smoothly, but it can also hit some roadblocks along the way.... Read More