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Take-Homes from February KENA Discussion on EHV-1

February 22, 2017

Read our editor's take-home EHV-1 tweets from the Kentucky Horse Council's KENA meeting held Feb. 21. ... Read More

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The 'Creaky' Performance Horse

February 22, 2017

Seasoned sport horses often need a little extra TLC to continue performing well into middle age.... Read More

Mari puts a cotton scrim sheet on Posey and hand walks her while she dries. Doing so keeps the mare clean and prevents her from rolling while wet. Tip: Avoid using new sheets in bold colors on light colored horses, such as grays or pintos. The sheet’s color can bleed and stain the horse’s coat.

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What's so Cool About Coolers?

February 22, 2017

Find out why using coolers on horses post-exercise makes good sense.... Read More

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BLM Plans Challis Wild Horse Bait Trap Gather

February 22, 2017

The BLM hopes to gather 150 horses, remove 50, and treat mares returned to the range with a fertility control vaccine.... Read More

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A New Equine Joint Pain Treatment Might be on the Horizon

February 22, 2017

Anti-nerve growth factor has been shown to have significant pain-relieving effects in other species.... Read More

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Kentucky Derby, Preakness Winner Charismatic Dies

February 21, 2017

A necropsy revealed the cause of death to be fatal bleeding caused by a pelvic fracture.... Read More

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Van de Walle Named Zweig Assistant Professor at Cornell

February 21, 2017

Gerlinde Van de Walle, DVM, PhD, is studying equine gastric ulcers, hepatitis, and wound healing.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Complementary Therapies

February 21, 2017

Of the 665 respondents, 220 (33%) said their horses receive chiropractic care on a routine basis.... Read More

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How do Horses Get Hurt During Transport?

February 21, 2017

One in four drivers surveyed said they'd had a horse suffer an injury during transport.... Read More

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Do Horses Need Vitamin D Supplementation?

February 20, 2017

If you live at northern latitudes, you might lack vitamin D. But what about your horse?... Read More

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Trace Mineral Basics: Selenium

February 20, 2017

Selenium is required in very small amounts in the equine diet, but it has an important role in maintaining horse health.... Read More

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Tips for Refeeding Malnourished Horses

February 20, 2017

Time, patience, and care are critical as full rehabilitation can take weeks, months, or even longer. ... Read More

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The ARK at JFK Equine, Livestock Export Center Now Open

February 19, 2017

The Equine and Livestock Export Center has 23 stalls, non-slip flooring, and high-quality hay and bedding. ... Read More

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International Jumping Officials' Club Signs MOU with FEI

February 19, 2017

The IJOC works closely with the FEI, national federations, and organizing committees of international jumping events.... Read More

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Establishing Health Care Programs for Aging Horses

February 19, 2017

Recent large-scale surveys suggest clients want their veterinarians to provide more services for geriatric horses.... Read More

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Robsham Stables, Mike Repole Sponsor Barn at New Vocations

February 18, 2017

The Robsham-Repole Barn is located at New Vocations' Mereworth Farm in Lexington, Kentucky.... Read More

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Endurance Horses Test Positive for Banned Substances

February 18, 2017

Three horses tested positive for diisopropylamine, the first cases involving this vasodilating drug.... Read More

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Life-Threatening Hyperkalemia in Horses

February 18, 2017

High blood potassium levels cause hyperkalemia. Here's what to watch for and how to treat this dangerous condition.... Read More

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Think Before You Medicate Your Horse

February 17, 2017

Here's why it's important to reach out to your veterinarian before administering an NSAID to your horse.... Read More

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Congress Members Ask for Anti-Soring Rule Approval

February 17, 2017

Passed before Trump's administration took office, a clerical error led to the rule being put on hold, pending review.... Read More

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Time-Saving Feeding Tips for Horse Owners

February 17, 2017

Here are a few ways to make feeding time more efficient without sacrificing your horse's dietary balance.... Read More

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EEE, WNV Vaccinations Do Not Interfere With Disease Testing

February 17, 2017

None of the samples from recently vaccinated horses had antibody titers close to the value cutoff for true disease.... Read More

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USEF to Host Workshop on Depo-Provera Use in Show Horses

February 17, 2017

Some veterinarians use this synthetic progestin in an attempt to suppress estrus and related behaviors in mares. ... Read More

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Ontario Reports Two Confirmed Cases of EHM in Durham Region

February 17, 2017

Three other horses from the same farm tested positive for EHV-1 but are not showing neurologic signs at this time.... Read More

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Low Platelet Counts and Sick Foals: An Unlucky Combination

February 17, 2017

Researchers found an overall decreased survival rate in sick foals with thrombocytopenia (low blood platelet counts).... Read More