Vital Signs & Physical Exam

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The Buyer's Guide to Prepurchase Exams

December 01, 2014

He might seem perfect--but before you call him yours, determine if a horse is sound and serviceable for the job at hand.... Read More

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From Incident to Outbreak

November 06, 2014

Proper planning can help prevent a disease episode on your farm from becoming a full-blown outbreak.... 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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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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Understanding Your Horse's 'Engine' During Exercise

September 10, 2014

Your horse's heart and respiratory system work hard to power his every stride. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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The Basic Physical Examination

August 26, 2014

All owners should know their horses' normal vital signs and how to take them correctly. Here's a review.... Read More

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How Can I Tell if My Horse is in Pain?

August 21, 2014

Learn the signs that your horse's behavior might be related to pain from a veterinarian and equine behavior expert.... Read More

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Infographic: Basic Principles of Conditioning

August 15, 2014

Learn how to safely take your horse from flabby to fit step-by-step with our visual guide.... Read More

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Ribby Race Filly

August 04, 2014

How can an owner help a ribby but successful racehorse gain weight? Our source shares some tips.... Read More

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What is SAA, and Why is it Important to Equine Medicine?

July 08, 2014

Here's what you need to know about SAA, a biomarker veterinarians are using to detect inflammation in horses.... Read More

Article

10 Hot Weather Horse Care Tips

June 20, 2014

Janet Johnston, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVS, shares 10 tips to keep horses comfy and safe in the summer heat.... Read More

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10 Equine Vaccination and Wellness Resources on TheHorse.com

April 17, 2014

Here are 10 important vaccination and equine wellness resources available for free on TheHorse.com.... Read More

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Blood Testing Healthy Horses

January 20, 2014

Should routine blood tests be used to assess a horse's health as part of a prepurchase exam?... Read More

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Friesians' Blood Work Alike but Different

January 16, 2014

Vets caring for Friesians should interpret a few tests differently than they would in the average horse.... Read More

Article

Purdue to Host 2014 Horseman's Forum on Feb. 8

January 05, 2014

The program includes lectures on feeding senior horses, saddle fitting, moon blindness, bandaging, and more. ... Read More

Article

Taking Vital Signs

December 26, 2013

Every horse owner or caretaker should know how to take a horse's temperature, pulse, and respiration.... Read More

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Mucous Membranes

October 28, 2013

The mucous membranes can provide useful clues about the health of the internal workings of a horse.... Read More

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What's In a Blood Test?

October 09, 2013

This step-by-step graphic will guide you through your horse's blood test and results.... Read More

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Vital Signs of Life

October 09, 2013

Temperature, pulse, and respiration are three vital signs to know how to check if you own or ride horses.... Read More

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Taking a Horse's Heart Rate

October 07, 2013

The easiest place to take a horse's heart rate, or pulse, is the mandibular artery located under the jaw.... Read More

Article

Know Your Horse in Health

May 01, 2013

Examine your horse's vital signs, body, and behavior on a regular basis to be a better horse owner.... Read More

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What Does Your Horse's Stool Say?

March 01, 2013

Your horse's fecal production and appearance can be an indicator of good or poor health.... Read More

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The Horse: Top 10 Horse Health Videos of 2012

January 02, 2013

We've compiled a list of the 10 most popular videos of 2012. Did your favorites make the list?... Read More

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Holiday Horses, Ponies Require Time, Financial Commitments

December 01, 2012

Parents need to be aware of equine ownership commitment and cost before granting a child's wish.... Read More

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Managing Equine Arthritis on a Budget

November 14, 2012

Veterinarians can keep diagnostic costs lower by using as much information from routine tests as possible.... Read More