Recent News for Basic Care

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Humans Might Be to Blame for Some Horse-Related Injuries

July 27, 2017

Of the so-called human-generated injuries, 63% were considered preventable by riding safety experts.... Read More

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Saliva-Based Tapeworm Test Available to U.S. Horse Owners

July 26, 2017

The test is designed to detect evidence of tapeworms in horses' saliva and help guide dewormings.... Read More

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USEF Approves Further Investigation Into Depo-Provera Use

July 26, 2017

The board also approved a ban on injectable magnesium sulfate and will assess pergolide use for PPID horses.... Read More

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New AHS Vaccine Design Showing Promise

July 26, 2017

Researchers tested a vaccine created with "reverse genetics" with positive results.... Read More

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How To Pick a Horse's Hoof

July 26, 2017

New to horses? Follow these step-by-step instructions on how to safely clean a horse's hoof.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Beating the Heat in Horse Barns

July 25, 2017

Of the 630 respondents, 323 (51%) said they use fans to keep horse barns cool during the summer.... Read More

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Bug Off: Controlling Flies in Horse Barn

July 24, 2017

Take steps to limit fly populations this summer.... Read More

Mosquitoes and gnats are poor fliers, so using a barn fan can produce enough breeze to disrupt them. Warning! To prevent electrical barn fires, make sure to use fans intended for outdoor/agricultural applications.

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As Summer Heats Up, Keep Horses Cool

July 19, 2017

Keep your horse happy, healthy, and in the game with these health and management tips.... Read More

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Why Can't You Kill Equine Internal Parasites in the Field?

July 19, 2017

Are there any parasite-killing products I can apply to pastures after I rotate my horses to a different one?... Read More

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Helping Horses in Hot Weather

July 16, 2017

Washington State University vets say Inland Northwest owners should watch horses carefully as temperatures rise.... Read More

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Australian Horse Owners: Vaccinate Against Hendra

July 16, 2017

Animal health officials say vaccination is the most effective way of reducing the risk of Hendra infection in horses.... Read More

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Weaning Ways

July 16, 2017

Here's how to help your weanling transition to adulthood as smoothly as possible.... Read More

The veterinarian should check the horse’s mouth for any issues or dental abnormalities. These can include evidence of tongue or cheek injury or missing or damaged teeth. This will also give your veterinarian a chance to verify the horse’s age.

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Equine Dental Care 101

July 15, 2017

Regular dental checkups will protect your horse's overall health, comfort, and well-being. Here are the basics.... Read More

Horses bound for the Rio 2016 Olympic games are loaded onto an Emirates SkyCargo Being 777-F at London Stansted Airport. On the flight were 34 horses from 10 of the nations competing in Equestrian at Rio 2016.

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International Horse Movements and Disease Risk

July 15, 2017

From 1995 to 2014, the OIE received reports of 54 disease events associated with international horse movement.... Read More

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Common Sense Biosecurity

July 14, 2017

Guidelines are readily available, but common sense is the first step to effective biosecurity, one veterinarian says. ... Read More

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Swiss Researchers Encourage Modern Parasite Control Methods

July 14, 2017

Using their "check-before-treat" program, scientists are finding record-low equine parasite burdens in Switzerland.... Read More

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Rehabbing Neglected Horses: No Small Task

July 13, 2017

Restoring a neglected horse's health can be rewarding, but also complicated, time-consuming, and sometimes unsuccessful.... Read More

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Equine West Nile Virus Threat Remains

July 12, 2017

West Nile appeared in the United States in 1999, but it remains a serious horse health threat. Here's how to combat it.... Read More

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Hoof-Care Triage

July 12, 2017

Punctures, abscesses, and worse: What to do when your horse's hoof is hurting and who to call for help.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Summer Horse Health Challenges

July 11, 2017

Of the 250 respondents, 110 (44%) said their biggest challenge in the summer is keeping horses cool in extreme heat.... Read More

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Biosecurity at Equine Events

July 11, 2017

Find tips on managing and preventing a "perfect storm" of infectious disease spread at horse competition facilities.... Read More

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Hooves Helping Joints

July 11, 2017

Learn how smart trimming and shoeing techniques can help arthritic horses.... Read More

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Virginia Reports First Equine WNV Case of 2017

July 11, 2017

The affected horse, an unvaccinated 10-year-old Saddlebred gelding from Wythe County, was euthanized.... Read More

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FEI Issues Decisions on Three Banned Substance Cases

July 11, 2017

The cases involve a Belgian endurance horse, a South African jumper, and a Mexican jumper.... Read More

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FEI: British Reining Horse Tests Positive for Stanozolol

July 10, 2017

Shiners Chic, ridden by Jessica Sternberg tested positive for the anabolic steroid at a CRI3* in Texas, in April.... Read More