Recent News for Basic Care

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Spring Cleaning, Stable Style

April 18, 2014

Here are some spring-cleaning tasks and tips from our Facebook fans. ... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Weanlings

April 18, 2014

With increased energy, protein, and mineral requirements, weanlings require carefully planned diets.... Read More

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Tygart: Parallels between Olympics and Horse Racing

April 17, 2014

The USADA's CEO sees parallels between racing and the Olympics when it comes to oversight on medications.... Read More

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How to Clip and Bathe Safely

April 17, 2014

Clipping and bathing can be safe, efficient, and positive experiences for you and your horse.... Read More

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West Virginia to Tackle Latest Round of Model Drug Rules

April 16, 2014

Industry stakeholders will meet to consider changes related to the National Uniform Medication Program. ... Read More

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Infographic: Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS)

April 15, 2014

Learn the risks of equine metabolic syndrome and how to manage horses with this all-too-common disorder.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Longeing Lessons

April 15, 2014

Of the 797 respondents, 329 (41%) said longeing is a regular part of their horses' fitness program.... Read More

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National HBPA Endorses Changes in Racehorse Drug Rules

April 15, 2014

The National HBPA endorsed changes the Association of Racing Commissioners made to model medication rules.... Read More

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Jockey Club Chairman: Make Triple Crown Vet Records Public

April 15, 2014

Ogden Mills Phipps called for public release of the records of horses entered in the 2013 Triple Crown races.... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Hay and Feed Storage

April 14, 2014

Store feed and hay carefully to reduce the number of potentially disease-carrying animals in barns.... Read More

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Take Steps to Prevent Equine Herpesvirus Infection

April 11, 2014

From vaccination to disinfection--learn how you can help prevent equine herpesvirus (EHV) infection spread.... Read More

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Veterinary Mobility Bill Moves to Full House

April 10, 2014

The bill would allow veterinarians to transport to and dispense controlled substances at treatment sites.... Read More

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Horse Grooming Tips and Tools

April 09, 2014

Here are some of our favorite horse-grooming tips, tricks, and tools from our Facebook fans.... Read More

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RCI Chief: Horse Racing Industry Must Get Its Act Together

April 09, 2014

The RCI president said participants' refusal to take responsibility for actions threatens racing's future.... Read More

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Horse Racing Industry Told to Drop Hammer to Force Reforms

April 08, 2014

Regulators and industry officials were told to use existing tools to push a uniform medication program. ... Read More

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Foaling Horses: 101 to 911

April 08, 2014

During and after foaling are two of the most critical times in a neonate and his mother's lives.... Read More

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New NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance Code Available

April 07, 2014

The NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance's 2014 Code of Standards is now available for public comment.... Read More

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Commentary: Horse Racing Medication Reform

April 06, 2014

Eric Mitchell, editor-in-chief of The Blood-Horse, shares his thoughts on medication reform.... Read More

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Transporting Your Horse to a Warmer Climate

April 06, 2014

Here's what to to consider when moving horses to hot places, from new feed options to a risk of hyperthermia.... Read More

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RCI Chair Pushes States to Act on Racehorse Drug Reforms

April 04, 2014

The outgoing chair said it is "vitally important" racing jurisdictions adopt uniform drug rules.... Read More

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Exercising Horses for Weight Loss

April 03, 2014

Exercise is important for equine weight management. Learn what to consider when exercising overweight horses.... Read More

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Will My Horse Survive Colic Surgery?

April 03, 2014

There are no easy answers when it comes to colic surgery, just as there are no easy decisions.... Read More

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Exercise's Health Benefits for Horses

April 02, 2014

Exercise is extremely important to a horse's overall health, whether the animal needs to lose weight or not.... Read More

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Creating a Parasite Control Program

April 01, 2014

Consider your property's equine traffic, location, and parasite control goals to create an effective program. ... Read More

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Recognizing Pain on a Horse's Face

April 01, 2014

European researchers created and validated a technique for quantifying horse pain based on facial expressions.... Read More