Recent News for Basic Care

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Caring for Senior Horses in Cold Weather

November 21, 2017

Learn how to help older horses stay warm and maintain weight this winter.... Read More

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Tips for Preparing Your Horse Barn for Winter

November 20, 2017

Check your hay supply, ensure water sources will remain thawed, be sure pasture fencing is secure, and more.... Read More

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The Latest on Feeding Laminitic Horses

November 20, 2017

If your horse falls into the at-risk category, consider these diet changes.... Read More

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Sunday's Top Tweets from the 2017 AAEP Convention

November 20, 2017

Top tweets and take-homes from sessions on biosecurity, ethics, handling rank horses in the field, and more! ... Read More

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Monthly Equine Wellness Tips

November 19, 2017

Find a year's worth of tips to keep your horse healthy in every season.... Read More

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Avoiding Antimicrobial Resistance in Hospitalized Horses

November 18, 2017

Resistant infections were most common in horses coming out of surgery and that have had previous antibiotic treatment.... Read More

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Attack of the Rabid Fox

November 17, 2017

A horse owner captured a video of a fox in his horse pasture, but then the fox attacked. Find out what saved his horses.... Read More

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From the Ground Up

November 16, 2017

Safe and smart groundwork can help build the foundation for a confident, well-behaved horse.... Read More

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Technology Connecting Veterinarians, Clients

November 16, 2017

Telemedicine is growing in popularity among veterinarians and clients, but it doesn't come without risks.... Read More

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USEF Adds Autofill to Online MPA Disclosure Form

November 15, 2017

Equestrians must report MPA (or Depo-Provera) administration within 90 days before a USEF-licensed competition.... Read More

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Study Confirms Common Shoeing Interval Benefits Horses

November 15, 2017

The traditional four- to six-week interval aligns perfectly with what's going on physiologically in the horse's hoof.... Read More

During a neurologic exam, the practitioner might test the horse's proprioception by placing his feet in unusual positions and observing how the horse places his limbs during movement.

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Is My Horse Neurologic or Lame?

November 14, 2017

Gait-altering conditions such as EPM and wobbler syndrome can be tricky to spot and difficult to diagnose.... Read More

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Infographic: SAA: Infection Detection in Horses

November 13, 2017

Learn about serum amyloid A and how veterinarians can use it for early identification of inflammation in horses.... Read More

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Fat Options to Help Your Horse Hold Weight During the Winter

November 13, 2017

Oil? Rice bran or flax seeds? Fat-fortified feed? Learn how to pick the best option for horses that are hard-keepers.... Read More

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Vaccines for All Ages

November 13, 2017

Horses at different life stages have variable vaccine needs, but they're not as complicated as they seem.... Read More

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Clean Up Combustibles in Horse Barns Before Winter

November 12, 2017

Combustibles are unavoidable on a horse farm, but how you manage them can considerably reduce the risk of a barn fire.... Read More

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All 2017 Breeders' Cup Drug Tests Clean

November 08, 2017

The out-of-competition tests from all horses preparing for the Breeders' Cup were clear, as well.... Read More

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Troubleshooting Horse Arena Hazards

November 08, 2017

Maximize safety, soundness, and performance by solving your equine arena surface snafus. ... Read More

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FDA Withdraws Draft Guidance on Animal Drug Compounding

November 07, 2017

The FDA said it will develop and issue a new draft guidance, which should be available in early 2018 for public comment.... Read More

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N.Y. Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Mislabeled Horse Drugs

November 06, 2017

Alain Lamontagne faces up to a year in jail and $200,000 in fines.... Read More

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Five Tips for Feeding Mature, Healthy Hard Keepers

November 06, 2017

Does your otherwise healthy horse have trouble keeping pounds on? Here are five tips for feeding hard keepers.... Read More

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Cold Weather Challenges for Horses With Osteoarthritis

November 03, 2017

Plunging temperatures, snow, and freezing rain can trigger joint discomfort. Here's how to keep your horse comfortable.... Read More

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Study: Many Riders Don't Groom Horses Properly or Safely

November 03, 2017

Riders evaluated exhibited an average of six dangerous behaviors in a single grooming session, researchers found.... Read More

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Horses, Humans, and Trust

November 02, 2017

Do horses experience trust the same way humans do? ... Read More

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N.C. Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate After EEE Cases

November 01, 2017

A pony mare in Bladen County and an American Quarter Horse gelding in Camden County tested positive.... Read More