Recent News for Horse Care

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What Should I Do if My Horse Panics at the Electric Fence?

September 18, 2014

A veterinarian and horse behavior expert addresses a senior horse's bad experience with an electric fence.... Read More

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U.K. to Introduce New Database in Wake of Horsemeat Scandal

September 18, 2014

The United Kingdom will establish a new equine database as part of a more robust equine identification system.... Read More

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Study Compares Abdominal Bandage Pressure, Support

September 18, 2014

Researchers sought to determine how much support abdominal bandages provide and how long that support lasts. ... Read More

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Arkansas Adopts Uniform Racehorse Medication Rules

September 17, 2014

Once fully adopted, Arkansas will be the sixth state to fully implement the uniform racehorse medication program.... Read More

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NTRA Awaits Consensus on Medication Issue

September 17, 2014

Unless racing reaches a consensus on medication reform, the NTRA doesn't expect Congress to seek federal regulation.... Read More

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New York Horses Positive for EEE; Owners Urged to Vaccinate

September 16, 2014

Six horses residing in Madison, Wayne, Oneida, and Oswego counties have tested positive for EEE so far in 2014.... Read More

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Positively Playful

September 16, 2014

My 5-year-old gelding is very playful. Can I turn his playfulness into an advantage when I train him?... Read More

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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

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Infographic: Scratches in Horses

September 15, 2014

Learn about scratches and how you can prevent and treat this frustrating pastern dermatitis in our visual guide.... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Event Stabling Facilities

September 15, 2014

Stabling at equine-event facilities could expose your horse to infectious disease pathogens. Learn how to evaluate risk.... Read More

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WNV Confirmed in Jefferson County, Oregon, Horse

September 15, 2014

Bend Equine Medical Center reported that it has confirmed West Nile virus (WNV) in a horse residing in Culver.... Read More

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Monitor Horses for Sinusitis After Nasogastric Intubation

September 14, 2014

Horses rarely get sinusitis, and if they do, veterinarians can easily treat them using antibiotics.... Read More

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Schaer to Discuss Vet-Doctor Collaboration at Free Lecture

September 13, 2014

Penn Vet's Dr. Tom Schaer will talk about how veterinarians and human physicians work together to improve patient care.... Read More

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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

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Horse Vets Have Highest Risk of UK Civilian Professions

September 12, 2014

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

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Vaccine Offers Current Defense Against Equine Influenza

September 12, 2014

Zoetis partners with Gluck Center to confirm relevant disease protection against new strains.... Read More

Article

Planning for the Final Goodbye

September 11, 2014

While end-of-life planning for your horse might be painful, having a plan ahead of time will make the decision easier.... 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

Commentary

Why Does a Horse Buck?

September 11, 2014

An equine behavior expert and veterinarian explores the reasons why a horse might buck.... Read More

Article

Georgia Authorities Probe Horse Theft

September 10, 2014

A Tennessee Walking Horse and Spotted Saddle Horse went missing from their Madison County pasture.... Read More

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Understanding Your Horse's 'Engine' During Exercise

September 10, 2014

Your horse's heart and respiratory system work hard to power his every stride. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

A sarcoid is a nonmalignant but locally aggressive tumor most often seen on the head, belly, groin, and legs. The most common are verrucous, with a warty look, or fibroblastic, which resembles proud flesh. Bovine papilloma virus (BPV) is probably a causative factor in sarcoids, and a 2010 study of 222 horses at the University Equine Clinic of Bern identified a possible genetic basis for sarcoid development in horses as well.

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Bloodroot Ointment Effective Treatment Option for Sarcoids

September 10, 2014

The ointment successfully treated horse sarcoids 4 centimeters and smaller in a diameter, a study shows.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Your Veterinarian's Horsemanship Skills

September 09, 2014

Of the 675 respondents, 519 (77%) said their veterinarian's strongest horse handling skill is being patient and calm.... Read More

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What is a Neck Threadworm, and can it Hurt My Horse?

September 09, 2014

An equine parasite expert answers a horse owner question about these mysterious worms.... Read More

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

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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