Recent News for Basic Care

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Going to the Barn? Don't Forget Your Helmet

October 19, 2014

No matter what the riding discipline, wearing a helmet is one of the best ways to minimize the chance of a brain injury.... Read More

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The Vet Tech's Role in Recovery from Anesthesia

October 17, 2014

The veterinary technician often the primary staff member responsible for overseeing recovery from anesthesia.... Read More

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RMTC Notes Uniform Racehorse Medication Program Steps

October 17, 2014

A review says most major racing jurisdictions will have a portion of the program's components in place by year's end.... Read More

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Infographic: Protecting Your Horse From Disease

October 15, 2014

Protect your horse from infectious disease exposure by using tips from our step-by-step visual guide.... Read More

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Survey: Racehorse Drug Testing System has Serious Flaws

October 15, 2014

While progress has been made in uniform medication and testing standards, a state-by-state approach is problematic.... Read More

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The Vet Tech's Role in Ambulatory Broodmare Care

October 14, 2014

A well-trained, skilled technician can make a vet's job easier and more enjoyable, especially during breeding season.... Read More

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Safe Horse Handling for Vet Techs

October 13, 2014

Here's what to remember when handling horses for procedures to keep the veterinarian, the patient, and yourself safe.... Read More

Researchers provided horses with daily inhaled corticosteroid treatments of fluticasone propionate through a respirator mask covering both nostrils.

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Choosing Corticosteroids for RAO: Systemic or Inhaled?

October 13, 2014

Which option is better? Study results suggest it depends on the horse and the severity of his condition.... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Horse Show and Event Visitors

October 12, 2014

Spectators pose a unique equine health threat of which horse owners should be aware. Learn how to protect your horse.... Read More

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Trainer O'Neill Facing Suspensions after Drug Violation

October 10, 2014

One of Doug O'Neill's horses tested positive for a drug containing and/or capable of metabolizing into oxazepam.... Read More

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How Do Muzzles Impact Horses' Grass Selection and Intake?

October 10, 2014

Researchers found the muzzles reduced horses' grass intake by 30% but did not impact the animals' forage selection.... Read More

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When to Leave the Boarding Barn

October 09, 2014

Deciding when to move your horse is a subjective decision, but here are a few factors that could influence your choice.... Read More

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Medication Crossroad

October 08, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-chief shares his thoughts on racehorse drug testing and penalties for violations.... Read More

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Phipps Reissues Call for Drug-Free Horse Racing

October 06, 2014

Dinny Phipps said a centralized regulatory body would facilitate changes necessary to improve the sport's integrity. ... Read More

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Survey: Some Owners Treat Encysted Small Redworms Improperly

October 05, 2014

One in five British horse owners used a dewormer not indicated to treat encysted small redworms (or strongyles).... Read More

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Nearly Nontoxic Insect Control

October 03, 2014

Fewer flies and less chemical warfare can create a healthier barn environment for you and your horse.... Read More

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Kentucky Reports Third Equine WNV Case of 2014

October 03, 2014

The unvaccinated 26-year-old grade gelding from Marshall County was euthanized after becoming recumbent.... Read More

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Infographic: Managing a Horse Disease Outbreak

October 01, 2014

Is your horse showing clinical signs of an infectious disease? Here's how to care for your horse and protect others.... Read More

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Fractures: Beyond the Limbs

October 01, 2014

They might be less common than limb fractures, but skull, rib, pelvis, and withers fractures are no less important.... Read More

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Research Produces Cobalt Test Recommendation

September 30, 2014

Researchers recommended a cobalt testing threshold of 70 parts per billion, the USTA said Sept. 30.... Read More

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Horse Drowns on Oregon Beach

September 30, 2014

The horse reportedly fell and was unable to rise before being washed into the ocean, where the animal drowned.... Read More

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Virginia Reports First Equine WNV Case of 2014

September 30, 2014

An unvaccinated 8-year-old Paint gelding from Augusta County tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). ... Read More

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Long-Term Vision Possible After Equine Cataract Surgery

September 30, 2014

More than 25% of horses that undergo one type of cataract surgery are still visual two years later, researchers found.... Read More

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Dr. Larry Bramlage: America Must Give Up Furosemide

September 29, 2014

Bramlage said he believes furosemide is beneficial, but shared why he thinks America will eliminate it's race-day use.... Read More

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Australian Vets: Have Horses Vaccinated against Hendra

September 28, 2014

The Australian Veterinary Association debunks some misconceptions about the safety of the hendra virus vaccine.... Read More