Recent News for Basic Care

With the feeder on, ponies walked for almost two hours twice daily, traveling an average of 3.7 times more than when they did not use the dynamic feeder.

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Study: Fat Ponies Will Work for Food

September 18, 2017

Researchers found that some ponies are willing to exercise themselves ... as long as there's food involved.... Read More

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Ohio Confirms First Equine WNV Cases of 2017

September 16, 2017

Ohio also confirmed a case of EEE in an Ashtabula County horse on Aug. 24. ... Read More

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North Carolina Owners: Vaccinate Horses Against Rabies

September 16, 2017

Five cases of rabies have been confirmed in North Carolina livestock so far this year.... Read More

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Texas Owners: Vaccinate Against Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

September 15, 2017

The Texas Animal Health Commission is encouraging owners to vaccinate horses against WNV and EEE.... Read More

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Concussion Awareness for Equestrians

September 15, 2017

Would you know if someone was suffering from a concussion? Here's what to watch for.... Read More

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2017 BEVA Congress: Thursday's Top Tweets and Take-Homes

September 14, 2017

Tweets and take-homes from Day 1 educational sessions at the 2017 British Equine Veterinary Association Congress.... Read More

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Time-Saving Tips: Equine Veterinary and Farrier Visits

September 14, 2017

Veterinarians and farriers often have busy schedules. Here are some tips to help expedite their visits when they arrive.... Read More

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Stifling the Pain in Horses

September 13, 2017

Find out how to get athletic horses with injuries to the large, complex stifle joint on the road to recovery.... Read More

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What Shape are My Horse's Feet In?

September 12, 2017

Even horses with less-than-ideal feet can lead sound and productive careers.... Read More

Horses at different life stages have a variety of immunization requirements.

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Fall Vaccines for Your Horse

September 12, 2017

Horses might need additional risk-based vaccines in the fall months, depending on location and activities. ... Read More

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Fall Feeding Tips for Horses

September 11, 2017

As autumn approaches, consider whether you need to make changes to your horse's diet in preparation for winter.... Read More

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Scientists Study How Hard Horses Kick

September 09, 2017

Knowing those forces could pave the way for safer stables and interactions with (and between) horses, researchers say.... Read More

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Grooming Your Horse: Deep Down Clean

September 08, 2017

Daily grooming gives you a chance to detect and monitor any injuries or other health problems.... Read More

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Scientists Test New Equine Small Strongyle Control Method

September 08, 2017

Researchers are studying sainfoin, a plant containing tannins, which have anthelmintic effects on ruminant parasites.... Read More

Your veterinarian will help create a vaccination plan to keep your horse's immune system strong. What's right for your horse depends on his age, health history, and exposure to other animals, as well as your location.

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Fall Equine Wellness: What Your Horse Needs

September 07, 2017

Administer booster vaccinations and target deworming treatments to help protect your horse's health.... Read More

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Life After Laminitis

September 07, 2017

Your laminitis survivor's true prognosis depends on how you manage him after the worst is over.... Read More

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Preventing Pigeon Fever

September 06, 2017

Is my horse at risk of catching pigeon fever from another horse at my trainer's barn? ... Read More

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Horse Hoof Pads: What Are They Good For?

September 06, 2017

Sometimes horses need a little extra support or protection. Find out how hoof pads can help.... Read More

When you look at the hoof as the horse stands, you are seeing the hoof wall. If you pick up the hoof to look at the bottom, you will see the sole, frog, sulci, heels and bar.

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Trail Horse Hoof Care

September 05, 2017

Learn about the best trimming and shoeing practices to ensure your horse stays sound while traveling the trails.... Read More

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Penn Vet Announces 2017-18 First Tuesday Lecture Series

September 03, 2017

Lecture topics will include anesthesia, eye emergencies, sports medicine, biosecurity, foaling problems, and more.... Read More

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Feeding and Riding the Lactating Mare

September 03, 2017

Learn about the nutritional requirements of a mare with a foal at her side as she gets started back into work.... Read More

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Caring for the Equine Colic Survivor

September 03, 2017

Special maintenance and nutrition can help your horse get back to (and stay in) good health after a colic episode.... Read More

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UHC's Operation Gelding Receives AAEP Foundation Grant

September 02, 2017

The AAEP Foundation's $10,000 grant marks its seventh year of support for Operation Gelding.... Read More

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Could Overweight Equids Benefit From Teff Hay?

September 01, 2017

Horses voluntarily reduced their hay intake (and, thus, calorie consumption) when offered teff compared to ryegrass.... Read More

A blunt force or penetrating injury can cause corneal edema and cloudiness.

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Foggy Vision: Conditions That can Cloud the Equine Cornea

August 31, 2017

A number of things--some benign, some ­serious--can cause a cloudy eye. Here's what you need to know. ... Read More