Recent News for Basic Care

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Poll Recap: Dry Lots for Horses

May 23, 2017

Of the 579 respondents, 443 (77%) said they use dry lots to help manage their horses' weight. ... Read More

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Richardson to Speak on Pool Recovery System During Lecture

May 23, 2017

Dr. Dean Richardson will describe Penn Vet's system for recovering high-risk horses from anesthesia on June 6.... Read More

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How to Introduce and Use a Grazing Muzzle for Horses

May 22, 2017

An equine nutritionist offers tips for reducing your horse's pasture intake with a grazing muzzle. ... Read More

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Cushing's Horses' Long-Term Response to Pergolide

May 22, 2017

Researchers determined that veterinarians can manage PPID long-term without a progressive increase in pergolide dose.... Read More

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Pan Am Conference Wraps Up With Anti-Doping Insights

May 22, 2017

The conference concluded with presentations by individuals from inside and outside the Thoroughbred industry.... Read More

Acute and generally non-weight-bearing lameness caused by infection within the hoof.

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Hoof Abscesses in Horses

May 22, 2017

This common problem can cause sudden, severe lameness but often resolves quickly with the proper treatment.... Read More

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BEVA Issues New Guidelines on Managing Equine Risks

May 21, 2017

The guides are designed to help equine veterinarians assess and manage risks with horses. ... Read More

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Common Dewormers: Still Effective Against Small Strongyles?

May 20, 2017

Study results revealed that three commercially available dewormers showed poor efficacy on the majority of farms tested.... Read More

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Does Equine PPID Affect Immune Responses to Vaccination?

May 19, 2017

Horses with PPID had lessened antibody titers following vaccination for rhinopneumonitis and West Nile virus.... Read More

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From Sterilization to Stitches: Handling Horse Wounds

May 18, 2017

Veterinarians weigh in on the do's and don'ts of wound care, from discovery to recovery. ... Read More

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The Science Behind Equine Boots and Bandages

May 17, 2017

What purpose does equine legwear really serve? Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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New Data on Pergolide Dosing in Horses

May 17, 2017

Researchers found that once-daily dosing with 1 mg of pergolide is appropriate for most horses with PPID.... Read More

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Why a Veterinarian Should Vaccinate Your Horse

May 17, 2017

Why can't we give our horses their vaccines ourselves? My barn friend said my shots won't count if I give them myself.... Read More

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Veterinarians, Farriers Team Up for Lameness Cases

May 13, 2017

Veterinarians and farriers recently collaborated on a case of bilateral keratomas in a 6-year-old Holsteiner mare.... Read More

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Healthful Horse Barns

May 12, 2017

Consider these horse health- and safety-oriented design aspects when building or renovating your barn.... Read More

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Wisconsin Owners Urged to Vaccinate Horses

May 10, 2017

In 2016 Wisconsin confirmed 19 EEE cases and seven WNV cases in horses.... Read More

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Desert Horse-Keeping

May 10, 2017

From hydration to irrigation, learn how to combat challenges that come with caring for horses in arid climates. ... Read More

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Should I Feed My Horse Garlic to Repel Insects?

May 08, 2017

Our equine nutritionist takes a closer look at garlic's potential to fight off flies and biting insects.... Read More

<em>Maps courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Tick photos courtesy of Mat Pound/USDA/Bugwood.org and Wikimedia Commons</em>

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Tick-Borne Disease: Tremendously Tricky in Horses

May 06, 2017

Learn the latest on diseases horses can get from ticks and why they continue to frustrate veterinarians and researchers.... Read More

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Why is This Horse Rearing?

May 05, 2017

A behaviorist offers feedback about a Facebook fan's video of a rearing horse. Her take? Aggressive rearing is unsafe.... Read More

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From Efficacy to Reactions: What to Expect From Vaccines

May 05, 2017

Your veterinarian is the best resource when it comes to choosing the right vaccine for your horse.... Read More

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Effects of Obesity on Mares' Follicles and Oocytes

May 05, 2017

Researchers found that obesity appears to negatively impact mares' follicles and oocytes and, thus, their fertility.... Read More

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Bee Swarm Kills Arizona Horse

May 04, 2017

Three other horses were attacked but survived.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Air Quality in Horse Barns

May 02, 2017

Of the 475 respondents, 76 (16%) said they're concerned about the air quality in their horses' barns. ... Read More

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Risk Mitigation Strategies for High-Performance Horses

May 02, 2017

The OIE has described management "pillars" to keep most diseases at bay for high-health, high-performance horses. ... Read More