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Equine Eye Problems 101

Eye problems are common in horses and can negatively impact training and quality of life. Here's what to know. Read More

Planning for Equine Evacuations During Hurricanes

Preparing ahead for equine evacuations can be crucial to horses' survival. Here's what to remember. Read More

Horse Fencing Options 101

The best fencing to use is dependent on several factors including the size of the property, number of horses, and more. Read More

Equine Lameness 101

There are ways of preventing and treating equine lameness to help your horse be as healthy as possible. Read More

Strangles: Understanding Distemper and Purpura Hemorrhagica

One of the most alarming infectious diseases in the equine industry is strangles. Read More

Equine Wolf Teeth

While these teeth usually don't pose a health risk to the horse, they are often removed in performance horses. Read More

'Gaited' Gene Mutation and Related Motion Examined

Researchers have identified and are studying a gene mutation linked to altered gait in horses. Read More

Protecting Horses in Response to the Recent Increase in WNV

Protect horses by vaccinating against the disease and taking measures to prevent mosquito bites. Read More

Texas A&M Veterinarian Offers Equine Deworming Suggestions

Here are some guidelines for owners as they work with their veterinarians on a proper deworming schedules. Read More

Surge of Pigeon Fever Cases Reported in Texas

With summer and fly season in full swing, horse owners should learn about pigeon fever. Read More

Protect Horses Against Flies and Related Health Problems

Use topical fly repellent, fly sheets, and other tactics to protect horses from flies and related diseases. Read More

Keeping Horses Safe During Thunderstorms

Many owners keep horses stalled during storms, but turning horses out to pastures might keep them safer. Read More

Fall Horse Health Care Tips

Taking certain steps during autumn months can help ensure your horse maintains his good health. Read More

Considerations to Make Before Purchasing a New Horse

Before welcoming a new horse home, it is important to investigate the quality and health of that animal. Read More

Hot Weather Calls for Cool Care of Your Horse

For riding enthusiasts, summertime necessitates paying extra attention to your horse's physical needs. Read More

Summer Equine Dermatitis

Sweet itch is one of several seasonal allergies that a horse might encounter. Read More

Texas Pony Clubbers Learn From Veterinary Students

Around 150 pony clubbers from the Rio Grande, Texas, region visited the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) on Jan. 15, "Aggie Day", to advance their Pony Club ranks and learn to become responsible horse owners. The Read More

Students Volunteer to Help Train Future Equine Practitioners

On Jan. 22, the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) Student Chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (SCAAEP) hosted a workshop that attracted 250 participants from 22 veterinary schools Read More

Cold Weather Colic in Horses

Cold winds and changing winter weather might not seem like contributing factors for equine colic; however, these conditions can foster changes in routine and eating habits that could affect your horse's well-being. "A common wintertime equine health Read More

Minerals: Important for Quality Horse Nutrition

When it comes to a horse's enjoyment and quality of life, he might need more than just a pasture and some oats. While most horses get the majority of their nutrients from pasture and grain, many might not be receiving the mineral nutrition Read More

Horse Cribbing and Dentistry

It's important to stay on top of routine dentistry to help prevent more serious problems in the future. Read More

Be Prepared for First Aid and Equine Emergencies

Although it is the most basic form of health care, horse owners should be aware that horses need first aid care just as much as people do, if not more. There are many situations that a horse owner might run into, such as soft tissue injuries Read More

When Does a Horse Need a Farrier?

We all know what it feels like to break a fingernail or toenail, and it is certainly not comfortable. Luckily for humans, we do not have to walk or stand on that nail after it has been cracked or split. Horses do not have that same luxury. When Read More

Condition Horses to Prevent Lameness

An athlete's body is conditioned to withstand an amazing amount of work and stress. From runners to swimmers, all athletes train their bodies to handle the specific stress their sport requires. Unfortunately, it is still not uncommon for these Read More

R.M. Kenney Students Present at Equine Reproduction Symposium

Texas A&M researchers Terry Blanchard, DVM, MS, Katrin Hinrichs, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACT, and Charles Love, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACT, led lectures and wet labs at the "R. M. Kenney Equine Reproduction Symposium," held from Sept. 24-27 at the Read More