Recent News for Horse Care

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Equine Rhinitis Virus

July 23, 2014

Leading rhinitis researchers share the latest developments regarding this respiratory-disease-causing virus.... Read More

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Queen's Racehorse Tests Positive for Morphine

July 23, 2014

Estimate, the 2013 Ascot Gold Cup winner belonging to Queen Elizabeth II, has tested positive for morphine.... Read More

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Commentary: Keeping the Promise

July 22, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor shares thoughts on a promise to keep racehorses safe on all track surfaces.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Finding a Veterinarian

July 22, 2014

Of the 872 respondents, 498 (57%) said their current veterinarian was recommended by a friend or equestrian.... Read More

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Study: Filly Survives Colic Caused by Porcupine Quill

July 22, 2014

An Andalusian filly underwent two surgeries to repair intestinal damage caused by a swallowed porcupine quill.... Read More

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Is It Okay to Give My Horse Expired Drugs?

July 21, 2014

A horse owner wonders if there's any danger using drugs that have past their expiration dates.... Read More

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What Your Senior Horse is Telling You about His Diet

July 20, 2014

How can your senior horse's appearance indicate he's in need of a diet change? Learn what to watch for.... Read More

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Are Exotic Pets a Disease Risk to European Horses?

July 20, 2014

Exotic pets could carry foreign vector-borne diseases that can be deadly to horses, French researchers say.... Read More

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Commentary: Mentoring the Horse Industry's Next Generation

July 19, 2014

One veterinarian shares his thoughts on how we can mentor the horsemen and veterinarians of the future.... Read More

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New Vocations Receives Grant for Thoroughbred Aftercare

July 18, 2014

The ASPCA grant will aid in rehabilitating Thoroughbreds retiring from the racetrack.... Read More

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Britain Investigating Positive Morphine Tests in Racehorses

July 18, 2014

Five horses under the care of various trainers tested positive for morphine in their 'A' samples.... Read More

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Keynote Speakers for 2014 ISES Conference Announced

July 17, 2014

The conference will feature presentations on topics ranging from horse husbandry to high-level performance.... Read More

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Planning to Save Horses

July 17, 2014

By planning for the worst, you lessen the chances of losing your horse in a disaster. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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Lyme Disease in Horses: More Questions than Answers

July 16, 2014

Learn about this difficult-to-diagnose disease, what clinical signs to watch for, and how vets treat it.... Read More

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Five Tips for Avoiding Infection while Traveling with Horses

July 16, 2014

Colorado State veterinarians remind riders to take steps to prevent the spread of equine infectious disease.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Water Sources for Horses

July 15, 2014

Of the 1,476 respondents, 643 (44%) indicated their horses have access to a stock tank for water.... Read More

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Lightning Strike Kills Mississippi Rider, Horse

July 15, 2014

In the wake of the 23-year-old rider's death, learn how to protect yourself if a thunderstorm arises quickly.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Turf Winner Prized Euthanized at 28

July 15, 2014

Prized was euthanized July 13 at Old Friends retirement facility due to infirmities of old age.... Read More

It is important that you know the basic characteristics of common equine parasites, as well as the main mechanisms of action and affects of the common deworming compounds.

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Worms vs. Drugs: The Fundamentals

July 14, 2014

Learn about common equine parasites, as well as the mechanisms and effects of common deworming compounds.... Read More

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Penn Vet's Farrier Service Pioneers Hoof Care Technologies

July 14, 2014

Chief of Farrier Services Pat Reilly continues to explore new materials and techniques to advance hoof care.... Read More

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Can I Use Over-the-Counter Penicillin if my Horse is Sick?

July 14, 2014

Should an owner administer over-the-counter procaine penicillin to sick horses? A veterinarian responds.... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Horse Health at Events

July 14, 2014

Horses incubating pathogens could develop disease while at the show, so monitor your horse's health often.... Read More

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The Thoroughbred Racehorse Foot

July 14, 2014

The Thoroughbred hoof's thin walls and sole make it susceptible to trauma and capsule distortion.... Read More

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Commentary: Using a 'Checklist' Mindset for Racehorses

July 13, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-chief shares how a checklist could benefit racehorse health.... Read More

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Blue Horse Charities Merging Efforts with TAA

July 13, 2014

The charities provides funds help organizations rehabilitating, retraining, and adopting out Thoroughbreds.... Read More