Recent News for Horse Care

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Kentucky Reports Third Equine WNV Case of 2015

September 01, 2015

The unvaccinated 3-year-old Quarter Horse mare from Shelby County is recovering and is in stable condition.... Read More

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FEI President Pushes 'Clean Sport' Message

September 01, 2015

The FEI is preparing to launch the global Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Program on Jan. 1, 2016.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Tack Cleaning

September 01, 2015

Of the 870 respondents, 298 (34%) said they clean their horses' tack a few times per year. ... Read More

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Are You Already Thinking About Blanket Season?

September 01, 2015

Don't wait until winter! Prepare ahead of time with tips on deciding whether to blanket, how to fit a blanket, and more.... Read More

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Scientists Compare Insulin Resistance Test Options

September 01, 2015

Researchers ran four tests on the same group of horses to compare results and determine sensitivity and specificity.... Read More

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Hay Stores Sparked Fire at UC Davis Horse Barn

August 31, 2015

Hay was destroyed when fire swept through a storage structure, but an adjacent horse barn was untouched by the blaze.... Read More

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Infographic: Signs of Stress in Horses

August 31, 2015

Learn about the common signs your horse might show when under stress and ways to mitigate the possible causes.... Read More

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Risk Factors for Epistaxis in Jump Racehorses Examined

August 31, 2015

Risk factors for equine nosebleeds appear to include age at first start, running on firm ground, and more.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Kelly Prince

August 30, 2015

Prince's research could ultimately help owners better manage horses that require low- or high-carbohydrate diets. ... Read More

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Recent Kentucky Floods Leave Behind a Trail of Debris

August 29, 2015

Keep human and environmental health in mind when cleaning up the remnants of natural disasters.... Read More

Scratches commonly affects the rear aspect of nonpigmented pasterns.

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Dewormer's Effect on Scratches

August 28, 2015

Find out what kinds of skin parasites can cause scratches and how these pests respond to ivermectin treatment. ... Read More

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Tips for Maintaining Aged Horses' Health

August 28, 2015

Find out how to ensure your senior horses stay healthy all through their golden years.... Read More

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An Old Horse Starts Cribbing

August 27, 2015

My 17-year-old horse started trying to crib recently, which I have never seen him do before. Why would he start now? ... Read More

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Does Cribbing Help Horses Cope With Stress During Training?

August 27, 2015

Cribbers allowed to crib during training had reduced stress levels than when they're not allowed to, researchers found.... Read More

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Survey: Limbs, Not Feet, Main Cause of Lameness

August 27, 2015

A British survey revealed that lameness is three times more likely to be caused by limb conditions than hoof problems.... Read More

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Seasonal Manure Changes

August 26, 2015

A veterinarians answers a reader's question on why some horses have seasonal runny manure.... Read More

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BLM to Conduct Emergency Gather of Idaho Wild Horses

August 26, 2015

The emergency gather aims to maintain herd health and protect rangelands that have been impacted by the Soda Fire.... Read More

Experts from three continents gathered at a special two-day equine surfaces forum held at the FEI headquarters in Lausanne last month.

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Equine Surface Experts Reach Footing Consensus

August 26, 2015

The experts agree that research results could evolve into standards that can help protect horses and riders.... Read More

Does this look like a mythical creature? It's actually part of a gait laboratory assessment of an ataxic horse!

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Yes, Your Horse is Neurologic (Or No, He Isn't)

August 26, 2015

Equine veterinarians confirm motion capture could be useful for objective measurements of ataxia, or incoordination.... Read More

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MacNamara Joins Bolton Center Equine Field Service Team

August 25, 2015

Dr. Brian MacNamara has special interests in lameness and the causes of poor performance in the equine athlete.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Natural Disaster Planning

August 25, 2015

The majority of respondents said they've thought about disaster planning and have an idea of how they would respond. ... Read More

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Study to Evaluate Cobalt as Equine Performance Enhancer

August 25, 2015

The USTA-funded study will evaluate whether cobalt can improve performance and if it is detrimental to horses' health.... Read More

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California Supports Third-Party Furosemide Administration

August 24, 2015

Further review of the matter should help deal with potential problems, not sidetrack the initiative, officials say.... Read More

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Virginia Confirms Second Equine EEE Case of 2015

August 24, 2015

The 3-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse from Chesapeake was recently purchased and her vaccination history is unknown.... Read More

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Does Weight Gain Due to Grazing Cause Insulin Resistance?

August 24, 2015

Changes in Finnhorse mares' body weight and condition and in gene expression did not appear to evoke insulin resistance.... Read More