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Keeping Water Troughs Thawed With or Without a Heater

December 18, 2017

Our equine nutritionist offers tips and asks for your input on dealing with ice in horse watering tanks. ... Read More

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5 Facts About Flax

December 18, 2017

What exactly is flax and how does it benefit the horse? Here are five things to know about flaxseed. ... Read More

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EHV Confirmed in King County, Washington, Horse

December 18, 2017

The affected 13-year-old Haflinger gelding is not exhibiting neurologic signs of disease at this time.... Read More

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Feeding PPID and IR Senior Horses

December 18, 2017

From reducing PPID-associated muscle wasting to managing IR and obesity, here's what to consider for your old horse.... Read More

Dehydration can cause serious problems for horses, including colic, so make sure his water doesn’t turn to ice during subfreezing temperatures. Installing heated and insulated fountains can reduce the time it takes to complete winter barn chores and ensure your horse has around-the-clock water access.

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Understanding Horse Water Requirements

December 17, 2017

Water is one of the essential nutrients a horse needs to perform a number of life-support functions.... Read More

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Some Endurance Horses Lacking in Lameness Care, Study Shows

December 17, 2017

Lameness was the most common issue ride vets found, but 48% of affected horses had no further vet exams or treatment.... Read More

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EVA Prevalence in Spanish Horses

December 17, 2017

Blood samples revealed a 21% positive rate in breeding stallions compared to 6.7% in sport horses.... Read More

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Nevada Terminates Virginia Herd Management Agreement

December 16, 2017

Previously the state worked with the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign to manage the herd of estray horses.... Read More

Government officials from the Hong Kong SAR and the Chinese Mainland, along with industry experts from around the world, toured the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Conghua Training Centre.

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Animal Health Officials, Vets Tour Conghua Training Centre

December 16, 2017

The Hong Kong Jockey Club's Conghua Training Centre, on the Chinese mainland, is slated to open in 2018.... Read More

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Study: Mares, Foals Can Benefit From Blue-Light Masks

December 16, 2017

Among other results, scientists found that foals born to light-therapy mares were more mature at birth and grew faster.... Read More

A quarter sheet keeps a horse—especially if he's body clipped or regularly blanketed—from getting cold during warm-up under saddle. Quarter sheets are usually made of wool or fleece.

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Cooling Your Horse Out on Cold Days

December 15, 2017

Learn how to properly cool your horse out after cold weather exercise to avoid chills and muscle tension.... Read More

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What Should I Do if My Horse Was Exposed to Disease?

December 15, 2017

A veterinarian offers advice the steps to take if your horse could have been exposed to an infectious disease.... Read More

Left to Right: Fiona Cunnington, Martin Clunes, and Julian Samuelson.

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BEVA Trust Wins BHS Welfare Award

December 15, 2017

The BEVA Trust allows veterinarians to volunteer for projects that enhance equine welfare both locally and globally.... Read More

Hong Kong Jockey Club Chairman Dr. Simon S.O. Ip, CBE, JP, addresses Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese government officials and delegates at the opening ceremony of the International Conference on the Equine Disease Free Zone.

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Hong Kong, China Establish Equine Disease-Free Zone

December 15, 2017

The only equine disease-free zone on the Chinese mainland paves the way for a new Thoroughbred training center.... Read More

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Breeding Older Mares

December 15, 2017

As a mare's fertility wanes, there are still steps--some simple, some cutting-edge--breeders can take to obtain a foal.... Read More

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10 Navicular Syndrome Resources on TheHorse.com

December 14, 2017

Learn about veterinarians' current understanding of navicular syndrome with these articles, downloads, videos, and more.... Read More

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Peaceable Farm Operator Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

December 14, 2017

Anne Williams, who operated a horse rescue in Virginia, pleaded guilty to embezzling funds donated to help the horses.... Read More

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Ontario Equestrian Donates to Equine Research

December 14, 2017

With the donation Equine Guelph researchers will study gut health and colic prevention.... Read More

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Minimizing Foal Stress Levels in the Breeding Shed

December 14, 2017

What would be the best plan for handling a foal whose dam is being covered by a stallion?... Read More

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Finding Balance Amid the Day-to-Day Rigors of Vet Practice

December 14, 2017

Nigel Marsh shares advice for veterinarians on achieving the often-elusive balance between careers and personal lives.... Read More

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FEI Issues Decision in Endurance Prohibited Substance Cases

December 13, 2017

The federation also announced a new prohibited substance case involving another endurance horse and rider.... Read More

Researchers identified stem cells (green colored) from equine endometrium tissue on fluorescence microscope analysis.

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Researchers Harvest Uterine Stem Cells From Horses

December 13, 2017

Laboratory results show the stem cells can differentiate into fat, bone, cartilage, and muscle tissue.... Read More

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How Can I Tell if a Mare is Pregnant?

December 13, 2017

An equine reproduction specialist reviews signs that suggest a mare is in foal and how to find out definitively.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Groundwork Practice

December 12, 2017

Of the 452 respondents, 367 (81%) said groundwork is a regular part of their routine with their horses.... Read More

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Narrow Escape: Caring for Equine Barn Fire Survivors

December 12, 2017

Just because a horse survives a barn fire doesn't mean he's out of harm's way. Here's what you need to know.... Read More