Recent News for Basic Care

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The Future of Parasite Control?

April 22, 2017

Anthelmintic resistance occurs worldwide. With only three drug classes to choose from, are we running out of options?... Read More

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UHVRC Distributes More Than 3,200 Vaccines to Horses in Need

April 22, 2017

The UHVRC has delivered more than 25,000 doses of core vaccines to protect horses in need since its inception in 2009.... Read More

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Does a Senior Horse Have Special Vaccination Needs?

April 21, 2017

Dr. Kevin Hankins explains why senior horses are in a category of their own for vaccinations and care.... Read More

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Parasite Control Recommendations for Boarded Horses

April 21, 2017

Vets recommend a whole-facility-focused approach to parasite control, but what do you do when you don't manage the farm?... Read More

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Parasite Control: An Update

April 19, 2017

In the past, researchers developed new classes of antiparasitic compounds every 10 years or so. But what works today? ... Read More

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ARCI Panel Discusses How to Stop Cheating in Horse Racing

April 19, 2017

A panel believes keys include additional out-of-competition testing, investigators, and research. ... Read More

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Seasonal Manure Changes

April 19, 2017

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

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How to Manage Persistent Post-Mating-Induced Endometritis

April 19, 2017

Persistent uterine lining inflammation in horses can lead to lower pregnancy rates and increased early embryonic losses.... 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

Fecal egg counts help owners identify high-shedding horses and whether the dewormer used worked.

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What is Your Horse's Fecal Egg Count Telling You?

April 17, 2017

Find out how a fecal egg count test can help you better target the parasites in your horse herd. ... Read More

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Small Strongyle Arrested Development Not Found in Foals

April 14, 2017

A recent study suggests small strongyles might not behave the same way in foals as they do in adult horses.... Read More

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Your Guide to an Outrageously Shiny Coat

April 13, 2017

Experts share feeding, grooming, and bathing tips to keep your horse's hair coat gleaming.... Read More

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Pasture Management for Parasite Control

April 12, 2017

With parasites' growing anthelmintic resistance, remember to include pasture management in control efforts.... Read More

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Manure Storage Methods for Fecal Egg Counts Tested

April 10, 2017

Researchers found that samples can be refrigerated for up to a week without adverse effects on egg counts.... Read More

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The Trouble With Mud

April 09, 2017

When the going gets muddy, the muddy get hoof problems. Here's what to watch for in your horses.... Read More

It is important that you know the basic characteristics of common equine parasites, as well as the main mechanisms of action and affects of the common deworming compounds.

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Worms vs. Drugs: The Fundamentals

April 07, 2017

Learn about common equine parasites, as well as the mechanisms and effects of common deworming compounds.... Read More

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World Equine Airway Symposium Scheduled for July

April 07, 2017

Lecture topics will include performance-limiting upper airway issues, infectious respiratory diseases, EIPH, and more.... Read More

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FEI Announces Six New Prohibited Substance Cases

April 07, 2017

All cases involve the use of substances banned under the FEI's Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations.... Read More

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Virginia Owners Advised to Have Horses Vaccinated

April 06, 2017

The state veterinarian's office says horse owners should check with their vets now regarding vaccination schedules.... Read More

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Hoof Development: From Fetus to Maturity

April 05, 2017

The hoof is a dynamic structure that undergoes continuous changes throughout a horses' lifetime. ... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Parasite Patterns in Feral Horses

April 05, 2017

Overall horses coped well with parasites. But the heavier the parasite load, the lower the horse's body condition score.... Read More

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Readers Expect Feed, Hay to be Biggest Expense This Year

April 04, 2017

Of the 832 poll respondents, 285 (34%) say feed and hay will be their most expensive equine-related purchase this year.... Read More

Fecal egg counts (completed under a microscope) performed before and after deworming help owners determine whether a drug is effective and which horses are low, moderate, or high shedders.

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Novel Equine Deworming Principles, Procedures in the Works

April 04, 2017

Researchers are working to help us better evaluate and manage parasites in the face of anthelmintic resistance.... Read More

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FEI, EquiRatings Partner on Data, Risk Analysis Initiatives

April 04, 2017

The two organizations will work together on risk management initiatives for eventing and endurance.... Read More

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The Horse, Zoetis Partner for Parasite Awareness

April 01, 2017

April is Parasite Awareness Month, and we're bringing you up-to-date information about parasite control all month long!... Read More