Recent News for Horse Care

When blood flow within the hoof to the coffin bone is compromised for long periods, the bone breaks down starting at the trim and can lose significant mass, as seen with the bone on the right.

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Horse Hoof Anatomy, Part 1

April 23, 2014

Learn how the bones and soft tissues in a horse's hoof work together and impact soundness. ... Read More

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USEF Issues Drugs and Medications Program Advisory

April 23, 2014

On April 22, the USEF issued an advisory in reference to recent changes to their drugs and medications rules.... Read More

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Stewart to Discuss Equine Tendon Injuries during Lecture

April 23, 2014

Stewart will speak on current therapies and the development of more effective treatment and rehab practices.... Read More

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Surgically Treating 'Kissing Spines' in the Standing Horse

April 23, 2014

The team found that the standing procedure yielded similar results to surgery done under general anesthesia. ... Read More

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10 Easy Earth Day Tips to Green Up Your Horse Life

April 22, 2014

Follow these 10 earth-friendly tips to help reduce our horses' hoof prints on our planet. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Fly Control Methods

April 22, 2014

Of the 487 respondents, 150 (31%) said fly sprays are their favorite fly control method.... Read More

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What to do if a Horse's Microchip Company is out of Business

April 21, 2014

My horse's microchip company is no longer in business. What should I do? ... Read More

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Trailering Your Horse with Safety in Mind

April 21, 2014

Make every trip a positive experience by planning it out ahead of time to ensure that your horse arrives safe.... Read More

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Truths and Fallacies about Equine Weight Management

April 21, 2014

Are you trying to help your horse gain or lose weight? Here are some facts and fallacies to consider.... Read More

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Key Owners, Trainers to Publicize Racehorses' Vet Records

April 20, 2014

Such records will cover the 14-day period preceding and including the day of each race.... Read More

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Researchers Digging Deeper into African Horse Sickness

April 20, 2014

Scientists are turning to a genetic level of understanding and fighting African horse sickness.... Read More

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Australia's Rules Banning AI in Thoroughbreds Upheld

April 19, 2014

The Full Federal Court of Australia dismissed a challenge to a ban on artificial insemination (AI).... Read More

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Applying Insect Repellents

April 19, 2014

Whether a horse is troublesome or trouble-free about fly spray, here are some basic do's and don'ts to follow.... Read More

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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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'Extensive' Study on Arena Surfaces Published

April 18, 2014

The study brings together the latest data on arena and turf surfaces and the effects these have on horses.... Read More

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Florida Racehorse Stolen

April 18, 2014

Authorities are seeking whoever allegedly stole a racing Quarter Horse from a boarding facility near Odessa.... 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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Bonding With a Trail Buddy

April 17, 2014

How quickly can horses bond, and what can be done to help reduce their anxiety when they're separated?... 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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The Importance of Limb Conformation

April 15, 2014

Researchers are always working to determine which deviations from the norm are performance-limiting. ... 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