Recent News for Basic Care

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How Can I Tell if My Horse Needs Stitches?

August 23, 2017

If my horse gets a cut, how can I tell if it's severe enough to require a veterinarian to suture it?... Read More

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Poll Recap: Rehabbing an Injured Horse

August 22, 2017

Of the 420 respondents, 349 people (83%) said they have rehabilitated an injured horse. ... Read More

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USEF Announces Effective Date, Process for MPA Reporting

August 22, 2017

As of Sept. 1, equestrians must submit disclosure forms if their horses receive medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA).... Read More

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Healthy Teeth Make for a Happy Horse

August 19, 2017

Dental problems are common in horses and can lead to behavior changes, chronic pain, and reduced performance.... Read More

Colicking horses often have slow capillary refill time and white gums, which is a sign of shock.

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SIRS Scoring System Useful in Assessing Equine Emergencies

August 19, 2017

A recently developed scoring system can help veterinarians make treatment recommendations, researchers say.... Read More

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Record Medication Use During Equine Gestation

August 17, 2017

Keeping a precise medical record for pregnant mares could help researchers better understand fetal malformations.... Read More

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Maryland Horse Owners: Keep Vaccinations Up-To-Date

August 16, 2017

Vaccines can help protect horses against potentially deadly West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalomyelitis.... Read More

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Staying Sound Post-Tendon Injury

August 15, 2017

My OTTB recently recovered from a bowed front tendon injury. What can I do to help him continue to stay sound?... Read More

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Managing Your Horse's Back Pain

August 15, 2017

Two veterinarians share how they diagnose, treat, and rehab back-sore horses.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Banned, Controlled Substances in Horse Feed

August 15, 2017

While tiny quantities of some substances were found in samples, researchers say it's not necessarily cause for concern.... Read More

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ARCI Updates Model Rules, Will Review Penalty Guidelines

August 14, 2017

Some believe the recommended penalties aren't enough for egregious violations and too harsh for isolated minor offenses.... Read More

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Jockey Club's 2017 Round Table Meeting in the Books

August 14, 2017

Topics covered included the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017, Thoroughbred Safety Committee recommendations, and more.... Read More

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102 Reasons to Vaccinate Horses Against Hendra Virus

August 12, 2017

Since 1994, when the virus was first identified, 102 Australian horses have died or been euthanized due to Hendra virus.... Read More

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Equine Dental Care: Painful Points and Uneven Arcades

August 11, 2017

Here are some common dental issues to watch for and how they can be corrected. ... Read More

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Strangles: How to Protect Your Horse

August 10, 2017

Learn how to help your horse remain free of this common and highly contagious respiratory disease.... Read More

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FEI Suspends U.S. Show Jumper Paige Johnson for a Year

August 09, 2017

The FEI also announced that a Belgian show jumping horse has tested positive for a metabolite of the analgesic tramadol.... Read More

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Five IFHA Reference Laboratories Appointed

August 09, 2017

Labs in Australia, France, Great Britain, Hong Kong, and the United States earned reference laboratory accreditation.... Read More

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5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Horse

August 09, 2017

Purchasing a horse is primarily about risk assessment. Here are some things to keep in mind. ... Read More

Western exhibitors at the Kentucky Horse Park

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On the Road? Shield Your Horse From Environmental Risks

August 08, 2017

Make biosecurity a priority before, during, and after traveling with your horse.... Read More

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NSW's Third Hendra Case of 2017 Confirmed Near Lismore

August 07, 2017

The unvaccinated 12-year-old Welsh Pony mare was euthanized and tested positive for Hendra on Aug. 6.... Read More

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Bugs in a Bag of Horse Feed

August 07, 2017

What should you do if you find unwelcome pests in your horse's grain? Our nutritionist weighs in.... Read More

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Equine End-of-Life Session Scheduled for BEVA Congress

August 06, 2017

The lectures will review what vets know and how to make this final act as stress-free as possible for all involved.... Read More

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When to Refer a Colic Case

August 06, 2017

A vet reviews the different lesions practitioners might encounter during a colic and whether they warrant referral.... Read More

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The Horse Owner, Farrier, and Veterinarian Trinity

August 03, 2017

The collaborative work of the owner, farrier, and veterinarian can dictate a horse's soundness and overall health.... Read More

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Equine Vaccinations Essential During Peak Mosquito Season

August 02, 2017

Vaccines have proven to offer horses protection against mosquito-borne diseases, including WNV and EEE.... Read More