Recent News for Basic Care

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Time-Saving Tips: Grooming, Riding, and Transporting Horses

October 17, 2017

Our staff offers tips to help save time during your daily grooming, riding, and exercise routine. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Managing Equine Arthritic Aches and Pains

October 17, 2017

Of the 515 respondents, 232 (45%) said they use joint supplements to help keep their arthritic horses comfortable.... Read More

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Horse Weight Management FAQs

October 16, 2017

There's lots to consider when helping a horse gain, lose, or maintain weight. Don't worry. We're here to help.... Read More

Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom arrives early morning at Pimlico on May 21, 2011, at Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore, Md.

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Breeding the Newly Retired Stallion

October 15, 2017

Owners can take several steps to ensure a successful transition from athletic to breeding performance.... Read More

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What's New With Weaning?

October 13, 2017

Improve your foal's weaning experience with these research-based recommendations. ... Read More

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Mares With Corrected Mesenteric Rents Can Return to Breeding

October 13, 2017

Mares discharged from the clinic following surgery have an excellent prognosis for survival and producing foals.... Read More

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Equine Stereotypies: Vice or Coping Mechanism?

October 12, 2017

Researchers are studying these behaviors and how they can affect equine health and welfare.... Read More

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A New Horse With an Unknown History: Where to Start?

October 11, 2017

I purchased a horse, and she came with no health records. How do I get her back on a preventive care regimen?... Read More

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Poll Recap: Barefoot for Winter

October 10, 2017

Of the 413 respondents, 219 (53%) said they have their horses' shoes pulled for the winter months.... Read More

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Got Bots?

October 10, 2017

Bots are pesky creatures capable of causing irritation and physical damage to horses. Here's what to know.... Read More

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Fall is Ideal Time for Senior Horse Dental Checks

October 06, 2017

With winter approaching, schedule a dental check-up and nutritional status assessment, especially for older horses.... Read More

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Study: Hooks on Horse Teeth an Age-Old Problem

October 06, 2017

Researchers recently discovered the first reported mandibular (cheek tooth) hook in a medieval horse.... Read More

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Fall Wellness Exams for Horses

October 05, 2017

Consider having your veterinarian perform a wellness check on your horse before winter arrives.... Read More

Good manure management, including picking manure out of pastures and dry lots, is one of the best ways to limit your horse's exposure to internal parasites.

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Diatomaceous Earth's Deficiency

October 04, 2017

Learn why this deworming technique doesn't have an antiparasitic effect in horses.... Read More

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Proteins Can Predict Colic Surgery Survival

October 04, 2017

Haptoglobin in peritoneal fluid and SAA in serum and peritoneal fluid and were associated with nonsurvival.... Read More

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Repeat Colic Surgeries Don't Always Have a Poor Prognosis

October 03, 2017

Of 22 horses that underwent a second surgery, 19 survived and were discharged from the hospital, researchers found.... Read More

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Settlement Reached Between FEI, Show Jumper Paige Johnson

October 02, 2017

Johnson's horse Luke Skywalker 46 tested positive for the local anesthetic pramoxine in January.... Read More

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Working With An Equine Nutritionist

October 01, 2017

A nutritionist can tell you if you're over- or underfeeding or supplementing and address other equine diet concerns.... Read More

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Feeding Horses on Stall Rest

October 01, 2017

Take steps to manage your horse's weight and behavior while he's cooped up. ... Read More

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Could SAA, Fibrinogen Predict Colic Surgery Complications?

September 30, 2017

If levels continue to increase for more than three to four days post-surgery, complications could be brewing.... Read More

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Formidable Frostbite

September 29, 2017

Healthy horses handle frigid temperatures well, but their extremities still are vulnerable to frostbite.... Read More

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5 Ways to Protect Horses (and Humans) From Rabies

September 29, 2017

While rabies is fatal, the disease is also preventable. A veterinarian shares five tips to protect your and your horse.... Read More

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Evaluating Horses With Chronic Colic

September 29, 2017

Horses with chronic colic present unique challenges and create a diagnostic puzzle for veterinarians to piece together.... Read More

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Researchers Study Owners' Blanketing, Clipping Knowledge

September 28, 2017

Half the owners didn't understand equine thermoregulation, including horses' bodily response to clipping and blanketing.... Read More

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Getting a Read on Infection in Horses

September 27, 2017

Vets are using serum amyloid A, a naturally produced protein, to detect equine infections and monitor treatment.... Read More