Recent News for Horse Care

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Researchers Examine Horse Management, Use, and Health Risks

July 29, 2016

Researchers learned that dressage horses have the greatest risk of locomotor problems, among other findings.... Read More

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10 Emergency Care Resources on TheHorse.com

July 28, 2016

Learn how to navigate a variety of equine emergencies, from lacerations and colic to hoof and neurologic problems. ... Read More

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FEI Announces Details of Three Banned Substance Cases

July 28, 2016

The cases focus on prohibited substances identified in a para-dressage horse, an endurance horse, and a jumping horse.... Read More

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.

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Does Exercise Impact Horses' Nighttime Resting Behavior?

July 28, 2016

Horses spent less time resting at night during weeks they worked than they did during weeks they didn't, scientists say.... Read More

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Zika Virus: Are Horses at Risk?

July 27, 2016

Zika virus recently made news for its reported link to human birth defects. But can this WNV relative affect horses?... Read More

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Hundreds of Horses Displaced by California Wildfire

July 27, 2016

More than 300 horses and other animals were evacuated ahead of a raging wildfire in Los Angeles County.... Read More

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Shipping and Showing Horses

July 27, 2016

Monitor and optimize your horse's training, diet, health, and shipping experience in order to help him perform his best.... Read More

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12 Miniature Horse Health Risks

July 26, 2016

While small in size, Minis have the same health needs and risks as other breeds, as well as a number of unique issues. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Trailer Loading Competency

July 26, 2016

Of the 901 respondents, 703 (78%) said they are confident their horse would load in a trailer on the first try. ... Read More

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Washington Confirms First Equine WNV Case of 2016

July 26, 2016

The unvaccinated 2-year-old mare from Grandview is showing neurologic signs of disease.... Read More

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New Insight on How Surfaces Impact Horses' Limbs

July 26, 2016

Researchers found that hard surfaces, shallow footing depths, and compacted footing could increase horses' injury risk.... Read More

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Is It Okay to Ride an Ulcer-Prone Horse After She's Eaten?

July 25, 2016

Old wisdom tells us not to feed horses before exercise. But this outdated belief might be hurting your horse.... Read More

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Fat in the Equine Diet

July 25, 2016

Fat is an energy powerhouse that is a horse's most abundant energy source.... Read More

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What Does a Horse Need in His Diet?

July 25, 2016

Take a tour through the horse's innards and learn about the links between his physiology and his diet.... Read More

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Horse Castration: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

July 24, 2016

There are health risks for horses being castrated, but vets and owners can work together to manage them.... Read More

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Practicing Science-Based Horse Husbandry

July 24, 2016

Practical ways to improve your horse's welfare, based on discoveries from the growing field of equitation science.... Read More

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What's New in Equine Standing Surgery?

July 23, 2016

One equine surgeon reviews the growing trend toward surgery in the standing horse rather than in anesthetized patients.... Read More

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Promoting Lifelong Equine Joint Health

July 23, 2016

By using sensible strategies, we can promote healthy equine joints capable of withstanding athletic demands.... Read More

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Hyperinsulinemia in Horses: What to Watch For

July 22, 2016

Researchers identified several disease predictors, including advancing age, laminitis, and a cresty neck, among others.... Read More

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Common Senior Horse Behavior Problems

July 21, 2016

What is the most common behavior problem or case you see in aging horses?... Read More

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15 is the New 10: Keeping the Middle-Aged Horse Healthy

July 21, 2016

Find out how to keep your middle-aged horse's teeth, feet, joints, and more healthy. ... Read More

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Lightning Strike Kills Horse at North Carolina Trailhead

July 20, 2016

A lightning strike is being blamed for death of a horse tied to a trailer at a popular trail riding destination.... Read More

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A Look at Serum-Based Proteins for Horses

July 20, 2016

Researchers are evaluating the impact of these proteins in combating performance-induced physiologic stress in horses.... Read More

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Osteochondrosis: Harmless Lesion or Permanent Problem?

July 20, 2016

Leading researchers from around the world share their findings on this common joint disease of young horses. ... Read More

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Endocrinopathic Laminitis Likelihood

July 20, 2016

Does a horse with sepsis-related or idiopathic laminitis have a higher risk of developing endocrinopathic laminitis?... Read More