Recent News for Equine Care Professions

Article

Improving a Horse's Proprioception During Rehabilitation

September 16, 2014

Learn about three techniques riders can use to improve motion deficits using the horse's proprioceptive awareness.... Read More

Article

Kentucky Downs Salutes Equine Research Foundation, Sponsors

September 15, 2014

Sept. 24 is the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Day, in support of a leading source of equine research.... Read More

Article

What You Need to Know About Your Horse's Teeth

September 13, 2014

Owners often report that their horses relax and perform better after corrective dental procedures.... Read More

Article

Horse Vets Have Highest Injury Risk of U.K. Professions

September 12, 2014

Study shows horse vets carry the highest risk of injury of any civilian occupation in the United Kingdom.... Read More

Article

New BEVA President Appointed

September 11, 2014

Dr. Andrew Harrison will serve as the British Equine Veterinary Association president in 2014-15.... Read More

Article

BEVA Trust to Trial Vet Volunteers

September 11, 2014

The British Equine Veterinary Association's philanthropic arm is launching a series of vet volunteer pilot projects.... Read More

Nursing foals acquire essential "good" bacteria for proper hindgut fermentation through their mares' udder and milk.

Article

Young Horse Digestive Health

September 08, 2014

Understanding how your growing foal's digestive system works can help you recognize and avoid potential problems. ... Read More

Article

Second 'Vetcamp' Takes Place in Germany

September 04, 2014

Vetcamp is a conference for young vets designed to promote career growth for young professionals.... Read More

Article

Rehabilitation Exercises from the Ground

September 03, 2014

Learn how dynamic mobilization, core strengthening, and balancing exercises can benefit horses recovering from injury.... Read More

Open-front boots, sometimes called tendon boots, are frequently used by hunter and jumper riders. These boots are open in the front and cover the back and sides of the leg to protect the horse's tendons and ligaments.

Article

Study: Boots, Wraps Increase Leg Heat During Exercise

September 02, 2014

Whether that leg temperature increase is good or bad, though, remains to be determined, researchers say.... Read More

Article

Anderson Honored As 2014 Equine Science Award Winner

September 01, 2014

Kathleen Anderson, PhD, is an associate professor and equine extension specialist at the University of Nebraska. ... Read More

Article

Study: Vets Disagree on Equine Neurologic Assessments

August 31, 2014

Researchers determined that veterinarians don't always agree on whether horses are ataxic and how severe that ataxia is.... Read More

This is a <em>Hipparionini</em> horse from 16-12 million years ago from Nebraska.

Article

What We Can Learn from Horses' Evolving Tooth Enamel

August 28, 2014

By studying teeth from different eras, we can see how horses adapted to different grazing lands and domestication.... Read More

Article

Poll Recap: Tipping Farriers

August 26, 2014

Of the 1,727 respondents, 1,220 people (71%) said they do not tip their farrier.... Read More

Article

AAEP Foundation Allocates Funds to Support Equine Welfare

August 26, 2014

The foundation has approved $284,000 for 24 equine organizations and projects committed to improving equine welfare.... Read More

Article

Study: Horses with Sarcoids have Elevated Treg Cell Levels

August 22, 2014

T-regulatory, or Treg, cells are special white blood cells that play a central role in regulating immune responses.... Read More

Article

2014 Equine Research Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

August 19, 2014

The 2014 inductees are Michelle LeBlanc, DVM, Dipl. ACT; Ernie Bailey, PhD, and Elwyn Firth, BVSc, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVS.... Read More

Article

Byron Joins Virginia Tech as Large Animal Surgeon

August 18, 2014

Chris Byron, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, will serve as an associate professor of large animal surgery. ... Read More

Article

What are the Most Common Equine Toxins?

August 18, 2014

Researchers sought the most common causes of poisoning in Swiss equids. Toxic plants and medications topped the list.... Read More

Article

Gulfstream Plans Furosemide-Free Races in 2015

August 17, 2014

Gulfstream Park plans to offer such races for 2-year-olds and eventually operate an on-track pharmacy.... Read More

Article

Equine Coronavirus Identified in European Horses

August 17, 2014

This marks the first time coronavirus has been detected in horses outside of the United States or Japan.... Read More

Article

Rehabilitating Horses with Back Problems

August 13, 2014

Learn about methods, from stretches to massage, that can help horses suffering from back issues recover.... Read More

Article

Researchers Define Botulism Survival Rates in Adult Horses

August 12, 2014

Penn Vet researchers found that adult horses that retained the ability to stand had a 95% survival rate.... Read More

Article

Nunnery Joins Penn Vet as Large Animal Ophthalmologist

August 12, 2014

Catherine Nunnery, DVM, will begin seeing cases at the New Bolton Center on Sept. 3.... Read More

Article

How Do Different Saddles Impact Horses' Movement?

August 12, 2014

Researchers found that saddle type did not appear to impact movement in a group of Icelandic horses.... Read More