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And even with preventive measures, snowballs can build up. Protect your horse from slipping and injury by removing snow and ice from his hooves as it builds up.

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Don't Ignore Your Horse's Hooves this Winter and Spring

February 10, 2016

Don't put your horse at risk for developing problems such as thrush and abscesses. Here's how to prevent these issues.... Read More

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Thrush Prevention

February 10, 2016

We have been getting a lot of rain. How can I treat my horse's thrush and keep it from coming back?... Read More

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Treating PSD in Sport Horses: Surgery, Shock Wave, or Both?

February 10, 2016

Recent study results suggest that shock wave can help horses return to function faster than surgery or rest alone. ... Read More

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Sesamoiditis and Suspensory Branch Changes? Keep a Close Eye

February 09, 2016

Ultrasound and x ray exams can help identify horses potentially at-risk for injury so they can be managed appropriately.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horse Height

February 09, 2016

Of the 1,150 respondents, 440 (38%) said their ideal horse would stand at least 15 hands but less than 16 hands.... Read More

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BLM Nevada Gathering Horses from U.S. Hwy 93/State Route 322

February 09, 2016

The BLM said the gather is necessary to provide for public and animal safety. ... Read More

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Rood & Riddle Report Live Scheduled for Feb. 25

February 09, 2016

Drs. Brett Woodie, Peter Morresey, Maria Schnobrich, and Scott Morrison will present at the event.... Read More

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Horses Removed From Pennsylvania Veterinarian’s Property

February 09, 2016

A veterinarian and his wife are facing multiple charges for allegedly maltreating 16 horses and other animals.... Read More

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How to Perform CPR on a Newborn Foal

February 09, 2016

Many foals born with beating heart and pulse, but who fail to breathe, can be revived via CPR. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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A Look at Pony Club's Feeding Rules

February 08, 2016

Our nutrition expert, who's also a USPC regional supervisor, shares the basic nutrition rules every Pony Clubber learns.... Read More

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Deciphering Your Feed Tag, Part 3: Senior Horses

February 08, 2016

Learn what nutrients are in your senior horse's feed and why his body needs them.... Read More

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Final Order Ends New Mexico Horse Slaughter Plant Case

February 08, 2016

The final order blocks several entities from developing a horse processing plant in that state.... Read More

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Horses Seized From Connecticut Breeders

February 08, 2016

More than 30 horses are receiving rehabilitative care after being seized by the Connecticut Department of Agriculture.... Read More

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Testing for EPM, Lyme, and Other Equine Neurologic Diseases

February 08, 2016

A neurology specialist reviews the confusing landscape of laboratory diagnostics for neurologic disease in live horses.... Read More

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USDA Revises Livestock Export Regulations

February 08, 2016

Three key changes could impact how horses are exported from the United States, the American Horse Council said.... Read More

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Tracking Down (and Preventing) Emerging Equine GI Diseases

February 08, 2016

Learn what GI diseases to watch for, how veterinarians detect them, and how to avoid them in the first place.... Read More

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Equine Pain Management: History and New Advances

February 07, 2016

For years veterinarians' options were limited, but new products are helping them control horses' pain better than ever.... Read More

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NYRA to Match Contributions in Support of TAA

February 07, 2016

The TAA provides grants to 56 accredited Thoroughbred aftercare organizations across the United States and Canada. ... Read More

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Managing Chronic Infected Wounds in Horses

February 07, 2016

Chronic infected wounds are challenging for vets to manage, not to mention distressing and costly for the horse owner.... Read More

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ARCI Town Hall Meeting Set for Gulfstream Park

February 06, 2016

The meeting is designed to attempt to find workable solutions to the problems the racing industry faces.... Read More

Large insults that can’t heal on their own might require some help in the form of a skin graft, like this meshed split-thickness sheet graft seen four days after application.

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Skin Grafting Options for Horse Wounds

February 06, 2016

Large insults might require a skin graft. Here's how your vet will select what type of graft to use.... Read More

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Managing the Anxious Horse

February 05, 2016

Find out how to keep you, your prone-to-worry horse, and those around him safe.... Read More

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600 Working Equids Receiving Emergency Feed Each Day

February 05, 2016

As Ethiopia is facing its worst drought in 50 years, the Brooke is providing food and water to affected working equids.... Read More

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Why a Veterinarian Never Stops Learning

February 05, 2016

Learn how a vet becomes licensed and why, even after nearly a decade or more of schooling, he or she keeps learning.... Read More

On the left, this lateral-medial radiograph, taken in February 2010, shows the left tarsus in 5-day-old foal with Grade 2 incomplete ossification. On the right, a lateral-medial radiograph, taken in June 2011, shows the left tarsus of the same foal, taken a year later, demonstrating normally-shaped tarsal bones.

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Preemies, Bone Development, and Eventual Racing Performance

February 05, 2016

Though the overall prognosis for isn't great, some foals with incomplete ossification can race if managed properly.... Read More