Recent News for Horse Care

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Bogers Receives $15,000 Elaine Klein Development Award

April 18, 2015

Dr. Sophie H. Bogers' research focuses on using stem cells to treat osteoarthritis in horses.... Read More

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Researchers Develop Artificial Equine Skin

April 18, 2015

This artificial skin for horses could help in managing wounds, burns, and other equine ailments, researchers said.... Read More

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AAEP Announces Continuing Education Opportunities for Vets

April 17, 2015

Topics will include lower limb lameness, ophthalmology, ambulatory practice, and poor performance.... Read More

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Washington State Barn Fire Kills Two Horses

April 17, 2015

A Miniature Horse died in the blaze while another horse was euthanized the next day due to burns sustained in the fire.... Read More

Larvae of <em>Strongylus vulgaris</em>, the bloodworm, migrate in the mesenteric arteries for about four months before returning to the intestine. Here, they cause inflammation and blood clots that can lead to severe colic. This parasite has not been reported resistant to dewormers and has become rare in managed horse populations.

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New Test Helps Vets Evaluate Bloodworms' Link to Colic

April 17, 2015

Researcher determined that bloodworms are strongly assoiciated with nonstrangulating intestinal infarctions.... Read More

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How Do I Get My Horse to Load in a Trailer?

April 16, 2015

An equine behavior expert offers training tips for making trailer loading drama free.... Read More

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Pregnancy Failure in Horses: Why Things Go Wrong

April 16, 2015

Pregnancy failure in mares is a very real risk; here's how to prevent or handle it.... Read More

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Veterinarians Plead Guilty to Horse Doping Charges

April 16, 2015

Four veterinarians pleaded guilty to administering drugs to Thoroughbred racehorses within 24 hours of races.... Read More

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Stop Sale Placed on Pigeon Fever Vaccine

April 16, 2015

The voluntary stop sale is due to reports of unexpected post-vaccination gastrointestinal issues in some horses.... Read More

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Evidence-Based Farriery: The Proof is in the Hoof

April 15, 2015

Don't rely on hearsay when it comes to caring for your horses' hooves.... Read More

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Canada Lifts VS-Related Equine Import Restrictions

April 15, 2015

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has lifted all vesicular stomatitis (VS) import restrictions for U.S. horses.... Read More

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RMTC Approves GABA Threshold

April 15, 2015

The group approved a uniform testing threshold of 110 parts per billion in blood for the amino acid GABA.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Horseshoes, Track Type, Thoroughbred Safety

April 15, 2015

Researchers examined the loading rates on a hoof of a galloping horse wearing different aluminum racing shoes.... Read More

Vesicular stomatitis can cause blisters and sores in horses' mouths and on their tongues, muzzles, teats, or hooves.

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The Aftermath of Vesicular Stomatitis

April 14, 2015

The large-scale VS outbreak in 2014 caused extended quarantines and transportation headaches for horse owners.... Read More

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Poll Recap: The Organized Horse Owner

April 14, 2015

Of the 664 respondents, 387 (58%) said they keep hard copies of their horses' records in a folder.... Read More

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Vaccinate Horses Against West Nile Virus Now

April 14, 2015

Horses require two doses of the West Nile vaccine initially, and then boosters at least annually.... Read More

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Detecting Coffin Bone Fractures in Young Foals

April 14, 2015

Using proper diagnostic technique and good-quality radiographs are critical in diagnosing these fractures in foals.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Weanlings

April 13, 2015

With increased energy, protein, and mineral requirements, weanlings require carefully planned diets.... Read More

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Behind the Scenes: Transporting Elite Equine Athletes by Air

April 13, 2015

Get the scoop on what went in to transporting 40 horses from Europe to Las Vegas for the upcoming FEI World Cup Finals.... Read More

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Twitch Efficacy and Endorphin Levels

April 13, 2015

Learn about applying a lip twitch and the endorphin release that occurs during application.... Read More

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Tips for a Successful Spring Turnout

April 13, 2015

Here's how to ensure your horse receives ample nutrition and stays healthy while grazing spring pasture.... Read More

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Global Horse Transportation Issues

April 12, 2015

Long-distance travel has potential complications for horses including colic, injury, and shipping fever. ... Read More

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Hospital-Acquired Infections in Horses

April 12, 2015

Infections can be reduced by recognizing the risk and having appropriate cleaning, disinfection, and hygiene protocols.... Read More

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Vaccine Strategies for the Whole Herd

April 12, 2015

Design vaccination protocols to maximize each horse's innate and adaptive responses to disease challenges.... Read More

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Eventer Ashker to Present at Thoroughbreds For All Event

April 10, 2015

Three-day eventer Laine Ashker will speak at the event taking place April 24 at West Wind Farm in Lexington, Kentucky.... Read More