Recent News for Basic Care

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Deltamethrin for Culicoides, AHS Control Studied

August 01, 2015

Researchers found that the insecticide deltamethrin did not appear to prevent midges from feeding on horses.... Read More

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Nine Tips on Keeping Your Horse Safe from Pests

July 31, 2015

From vaccinating against disease to storing feed properly, learn how to protect your horses from pests.... Read More

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Texas Horse Owners: Take Steps to Protect Against EEE, WNV

July 30, 2015

As of July 30, three and five Texas horses have tested positive for WNV and EEE, respectively, so far this year. ... Read More

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FEI Issues Decisions on 2014 Prohibited Substance Cases

July 30, 2015

The tribunal suspended two riders and an owner for 24 months each after their horses tested positive for propoxyphene.... Read More

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AAEP Aims to Enhance Horse Health, Racing Integrity

July 29, 2015

The 'Prescription for Racing Reform' seeks non-race day EIPH treatments, supports a 48-hour NSAID rule, and more.... Read More

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Wet Spring, High Mosquito Numbers Could Mean More WNV

July 29, 2015

Horse owners should take steps to protect their animals, including vaccinating and implementing insect control measures.... Read More

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Firocoxib, Acetaminophen Eyed as Laminitis Treatments

July 29, 2015

Firocoxib and acetaminophen showed promise in alleviating acute equine foot pain, researchers found.... Read More

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Operation Gelding Receives Grant From AAEP

July 28, 2015

The AAEP has awarded the Unwanted Horse Coalition a grant of $5,000 to be put towards its Operation Gelding fund.... Read More

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Evicting Carpenter Bees

July 27, 2015

What is the best way to get rid of carpenter bees without harming my horse? ... Read More

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FEI Lifts United Arab Emirates Suspension

July 27, 2015

The move follows an investigation into horse welfare issues and noncompliance with FEI endurance rules and regulations.... Read More

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Skinny Horse Help

July 27, 2015

Learn how to determine if your horse is underweight and what feeding options are available for hard keepers.... Read More

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Trainer Amoss to Serve 45-Day Suspension in Indiana

July 26, 2015

Thoroughbred trainer Tom Amoss was suspended for 45 days and fined $5,000 for a 2011 positive test for methocarbamol.... Read More

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First Colorado Horse of 2015 Infected with WNV

July 24, 2015

Officials say a horse in Boulder County has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus (WNV). ... Read More

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UK Gluck Center to Host Immunology Symposium in November

July 24, 2015

This symposium will focus on the immune system's role in equine diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, and parasites.... Read More

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UK Strongly Represented at the ESS Symposium

July 24, 2015

The symposium featured research on equine nutrition, exercise physiology, reproduction, management, and more.... Read More

Vesicular stomatitis can cause blisters and sores in horses' mouths and on their tongues, muzzles, teats, or hooves.

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Economic Impacts of Vesicular Stomatitis Outbreaks

July 24, 2015

The economic impacts of 2014 vesicular stomatitis outbreak were felt within the equine industry at multiple levels. ... Read More

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Stay Weather-Aware at Events

July 23, 2015

Learn how to remain weather-aware and ensure people and horses are in safe places before severe weather strikes.... Read More

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Keeneland: New Sales Condition Regarding Anabolic Steroids

July 22, 2015

Buyers can have yearlings and horses in training to be exported to Great Britain tested for anabolic steroids.... Read More

Make an annual wellness exam the number one item on your horse-health to-do list, recommends Tanner. The exam will include evaluating your horse’s heart, lungs, gastrointestinal system, soundness, and dental health. This is also a great time for you and your vet to plan a deworming strategy for the year.

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Input Sought on Veterinarian Selection Survey

July 22, 2015

Researchers are seeking horse owners' input on a factors that influence their selection of an equine veterinarian.... Read More

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Should I Wrap an Abscessed Hoof?

July 22, 2015

Dr. Britt Conklin offers suggestions on how to keep an abscessed hoof clean.... Read More

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Washington Confirms First Equine WNV Case of 2015

July 21, 2015

The unvaccinated 5-year-old Quarter Horse gelding from Kennewick is recovering.... Read More

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Swiss Jumping Horses Test Positive for Prohibited Substances

July 21, 2015

Codeine, oripavine, and morphine were found in samples from three jumping horses.... Read More

Ceiling fans move otherwise stagnant air through a barn and help manage equine respiratory diseases, such as recurrent airway obstruction (RAO).

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Poll Recap: A Breath of Fresh Air

July 21, 2015

Most respondents said the use open doors and windows and/or fans to help keep air circulating in their horse barns.... Read More

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It's Not Too Late to Vaccinate Horses Against EEE, WNV

July 21, 2015

There's still time to take steps to protect your horse from these two potentially deadly mosquito-borne diseases.... Read More

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Atopic Dermatitis in Horses

July 21, 2015

Learn how to treat this skin condition in show horses without inadvertently breaking drug rules.... Read More