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Feeding the Horse With Asthma

August 29, 2016

Recurrent airway obstruction is a medical condition, but feed changes might help your horse breathe better.... Read More

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All Horse, Human Drug Tests From Rio Olympics Clean

August 29, 2016

A total of 60 equine samples--30% of the 200 competing horses--were tested during the Games. ... Read More

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Studying Heaves in Horses Could Help Humans With Asthma

August 27, 2016

Researchers are studying underlying genetic factors that lead some horses to develop heaves while others don't.... Read More

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Novel Surgery Successful for Treating Clogged Tear Ducts

August 27, 2016

The standing procedure involves temporarily inserting tubing from the horse's tear duct into the sinus cavity.... Read More

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How to Protect Your Horse from West Nile Virus Infection

August 26, 2016

Late summer is peak transmission season for West Nile, and equine case numbers are rising in many regions.... Read More

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Maryland Owners Urged to Keep Horses' Vaccinations Updated

August 25, 2016

Preventing disease is less expensive than treating it, so officials are encouraging horse owners to be proactive.... Read More

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10 Anxious Horse Resources on TheHorse.com

August 25, 2016

Get tips on steps you can take to help soothe your horse's nerves and create a safer environment for everyone involved.... Read More

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10 Early Warning Signs of Laminitis

August 24, 2016

Your horse's best chance of overcoming this hoof disease might lie in your ability to catch it early.... Read More

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New York Horse Owners Urged to Minimize West Nile Virus Risk

August 23, 2016

There has been one confirmed equine WNV case in the state so far this year.... Read More

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Pennsylvania Track Groom Accused of Fixing Horse Races

August 23, 2016

Several horses had allegedly received clenbuterol, and groom Marian Vega was found to be in possession of the drug.... Read More

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Operation Gelding Receives Grant to Expand Program

August 18, 2016

The AAEP Foundation provided $10,000 toward the UHC's $50,000 goal to geld 500 horses.... Read More

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The Tolerable Club Foot

August 17, 2016

Is it worth taking a chance on a horse with a "clubby" foot, and how can you manage one to keep him sound?... Read More

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How Can I Tell if My Horse Needs Stitches?

August 17, 2016

If my horse gets a cut, how can I tell if it's severe enough to require a veterinarian to suture it?... Read More

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Pennsylvania Adopts Racehorse Uniform Medication Program

August 16, 2016

Pennsylvania is the 10th state to fully adopt the National Uniform Medication Program.... Read More

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Poll Recap: West Nile Virus Protection

August 16, 2016

Of the 832 respondents, 713 (86%) said their horses are up-to-date on their West Nile virus vaccines. ... Read More

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Louisiana Horse Owners: Vaccinate Against EEE, WNV

August 15, 2016

So far in 2016, five Louisiana horses have died as a result of Eastern equine encephalitis.... Read More

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Does EMS Impact Horses' Immune Responses to Vaccines?

August 12, 2016

EMS did not appear to significantly impact horses' humoral responses compared to age-matched controls, researchers said.... Read More

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Preventing Pigeon Fever

August 10, 2016

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

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Is Your Horse Ready to Learn?

August 08, 2016

Researchers found that some mental warm-up to prepare your horse to learn can go a long way toward effective training.... Read More

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Study: Young Foals can Learn Basic Handling Skills

August 07, 2016

Researchers found that training using learning theory principles can yield excellent results in weeks-old foals.... Read More

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Drink Up! Water Consumption in Horses

August 06, 2016

A lack of water in your horse's diet can have serious consequences. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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Can Owners Help Horses Achieve Weight Loss at Home?

August 05, 2016

Weight loss is possible in most situations, provided the owner remains actively involved in the nutrition program.... Read More

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Keeping Your Horse Healthy on the Trail

August 03, 2016

Ways to prepare for, prevent, and handle potential emergencies on the trail.... Read More

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Streptococcus Between Species

August 03, 2016

Can Streptococcus equi zooepidemicus be transferred from horses to people?... Read More

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Tennessee Horse Tests Positive for EEE

August 03, 2016

The affected horse from Madison County did not survive.... Read More